‘Danger may be on the horizon.’ China offers a strong warning over Covid’s blame game.
As a result of a rising blame game over the origins of coronavirus, a top Chinese ambassador has suggested that “disaster could be looming.”
Beijing is under increasing pressure to fully collaborate with the World Health Organization (WHO) in the investigation into how the pandemic began.
COVID-19, according to some activists, was generated artificially at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and then spread over the world.
China has vehemently refuted the charge, claiming that coronavirus spreads naturally from animals to humans.
On Twitter, Hua Chunying, a spokesperson for China’s foreign ministry, slammed conjecture about how the coronavirus spread.
“The world is seeing worsening political manipulation on origin-tracing,” she remarked.
“Danger could be on the horizon if science is compelled to bow to politics and justice yields to evil.”
The diplomat went on to make the extraordinary accusation that the US may be “planting” evidence against China.
“This has nothing to do with science or reality, but rather with a country’s sovereignty and dignity,” she continued.
“Make no mistake: China is not Iraq, and the rest of the world will not be duped.”
COVID-19 was originally discovered at the end of 2019 in China’s Hubei province.
It spread across the globe, eventually becoming a global epidemic that claimed the lives of almost four million people.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has invited China to help with a study into the origins of the coronavirus.
When the first stage of the WHO inquiry concluded in February, it was determined that the virus had most likely escaped from a laboratory.
COVID-19 was most likely introduced to people by bats or other animals, according to the study.
The WHO, on the other hand, is asking that China share raw patient data dating back to the beginning of the pandemic to aid its inquiry.
Beijing, according to Dr. Ghebreyesus, failed to give this information during the initial stages of their investigation.
The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this year that US intelligence has information that personnel at the Wuhan Institute of Virology were ill with coronavirus-like symptoms before the first public cases were revealed.
The report was denounced by Zhao Lijian, a spokesperson for China’s foreign minister, as “absolutely incorrect.”
An individual told CNN that the intelligence community “still doesn’t know what the researchers were sick with.”
“At the end of the day, there is still nothing definitive,” they added.
The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, called for an independent investigation into the origins of “Brinkwire Summary News” in September 2020.