The Chinese government is carrying out a “massive cover-up” of the true origins of the coronavirus and is the biggest obstacle to getting to the bottom of the pandemic, a World Health Organization (WHO) advisory board member said Monday.
“The problem that we face here isn’t the WHO. It’s not even really Dr. [Anthony] Fauci,” Jaime Metzl told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom”. “The problem is the Chinese have engaged in a massive cover-up that is going on until today involving destroying samples, hiding records, placing a universal gag order on Chinese scientists and imprisoning Chinese citizen journalists asking the most basic questions. That’s what we need to get around.”
Metzl is a proponent of the theory that the virus accidentally leaked from a virology lab in the city of Wuhan, as opposed to naturally transmitting from animals to humans.
The so-called “lab leak” theory has gained credence in recent weeks following a series of revelations, including a