After WHO representatives eventually acknowledged issues with the first report, which was published in March 2021, this second phase was announced in August 2021. It was “very unlikely” that COVID-19 started in a lab, according to a delegation led by Dr. Peter Daszak of EcoHealth Alliance, whose role in the weaponization of coronaviruses was unknown at the time. Even though the WHO had purposefully withheld information that the Chinese government hadn’t been forthcoming with raw data, making a meaningful study impossible, that report was seen in the media as a conclusive “debunking” of the lab leak theory.
According to Scott Hounsell’s report from July 2021, the WHO’s initial study was only altered and a second report was only authorized because of the perseverance of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Republican lawmakers.
“Sen. Rand Paul sparked a new discussion over the origins of SARS-CoV-2 in May by questioning Dr. Anthony Fauci in front of the Senate. Within a few days, a number of well-known virologists released a letter disputing the World Health Organization’s “study” and calling for a fresh look at the lab leak idea. The lab-leak scenario isn’t just feasible; it’s probable. It wasn’t until then that our beneficent media and technological overlords decided we could once again tackle the subject. They too started looking into it.”
The WHO team can’t perform their job because China won’t let them, acknowledged Angela Rasmussen, a virologist who has typically been highly hostile on social media with anyone suggesting that a lab leak possibility should be probed.
“Researchers express disappointment that the inquiry won’t proceed since knowing how the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus first infected patients is crucial to stopping future epidemics.” However, according to Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada, “there is nothing that the WHO can do to advance the investigations without access to China. Their options are severely limited.”
According to a different virologist, the WHO has to speak out more about how the Chinese government is obstructing the inquiry.
Gerald Keusch, associate director of Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory Institute, claims that “the worldwide community handled the investigation of the origins poorly. China handled it horribly. The WHO handled it improperly. Keusch contends that the WHO ought to have been persistent in forging a cooperative relationship with the Chinese government and forthright if it was being blocked.”
Unless there is someone like Dong Jingwei that has information indicating whether COVID-19 was intentionally or accidentally released, we will probably never know the answer to that question. Officials in Beijing will never provide anyone with information proving that COVID-19 was created as part of their virus weaponization program. Therefore, the world community should simply remind Beijing that, in the absence of information, we are forced to hold China responsible for the virus outbreak and the subsequent damage.