The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) has requested access to Chinese coronavirus samples from Italy allegedly showing the virus circulating there in fall 2019, China’s state-run Global Times confirmed on Wednesday, in an attempt to investigate the potential of Italy, not China, being the origin location of the virus.
The official position of the Chinese Communist Party, as relayed through its Foreign Ministry, is that the Chinese coronavirus originated in a U.S. Army laboratory in Fort Detrick, Maryland. No evidence exists that doctors identified any cases of Chinese coronavirus in Maryland before the first cases surfaced in Wuhan, central China, in late 2019, nor has Beijing offered any evidence of abnormal, contagious respiratory illnesses occurring there prior to the Wuhan outbreak.
China has dismissed the overwhelming evidence identifying China as the origin nation of the virus as a “conspiracy theory.”
Chinese officials have allowed for the possibility that the virus