The World Health Organization is facing bipartisan criticism for its COVID-19 origins report that will say animals rather than a lab are the source of the deadly bug.
A leaked draft of the joint report from the WHO and China, first reported Monday by the Associated Press, says it’s “extremely unlikely” that the coronavirus escaped from a lab.
But both Republicans and Democrats are slamming the report as biased because of the Chinese Communist Party government’s role in the investigation after CCP officials covered up early case data before the virus spread abroad.
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Atlantic Council senior fellow Jamie Metzl, a former staffer to President Biden when he led the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, told “60 Minutes” on CBS that it’s akin to allowing the Soviet Union to investigate the Chernobyl nuclear accident, which also was covered up by local authorities.
“It was agreed first that China would have veto power over who even got to be on the mission,”