As the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread far and wide in the late stages of 2019, the world’s eyes were affixed on Wuhan, China, where the virus was first identified.
Authorities declared that the viral infection, a derivative of coronavirus, likely transferred from the bat population to humans at a “wet market” in the city. That story has its doubters, however, given that a virology lab specializing in bat-borne coronaviruses was situated just a couple of miles away.
The World Health Organization announced days ago that they would be launching in investigation into the lab, hoping to get to the bottom of the story.
Now, however, it appears as though this probe wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be.
WHO adviser Jamie Metzel explained during an appearance on The Ingraham Angle:
Metzl said, “Well, the investigation itself was very short. It was two weeks of quarantine and two weeks of meetings, but the actual investigation was done by Chinese authorities. And so, the W.H.O. investigators were basically receiving reports from the Chinese officials.”
He continued, “And as I see it, the big failure is that they outlined four possible ways that COVID could have begun. One was direct bat to human. Second, bat through an animal intermediate host. Third, through shipping or some kind of frozen food from somewhere else. And four, the accidental lab leak. As you know, Laura, for more than a year, I’ve been one of the leading advocates saying we have to look very, very seriously at option four. But rather than saying, alright, let’s look more deeply at all of those possibilities, the W.H.O. investigators said we should look at the first three, but not at the accidental lab leak. And I’m just miffed that this has happened and I think it’s really terrible.”
China’s response to the coronavirus crisis has come under fire from numerous angles over the course of the pandemic, with some even suggesting that China downplayed the severity of the issue to allow Europe and the United States to be caught off guard.
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