(ConservativeInsider.org) – By the time the World Health Organization (WHO) finally got an investigative team into China to research the origins of COVID-19, controversy surrounded the trip. For months, China pushed back the investigation. When researchers finally made it into the country, they were often rushed or kept away from prominent locations and data. A new documentary, however, showed China’s influence went deeper. It turns out the Communist nation actually swayed the WHO’s official trip report.
On Thursday, August 12, a newly-released Danish documentary showed WHO researcher Peter Ben Embarek acknowledging the Chinese government influenced the coronavirus origins report. He told listeners that, at first, Chinese researchers “didn’t want anything about the lab [in the report], because it was impossible.” This clear bias in the spirit of self-protection is just the beginning, though.
University of North Carolina professor Zeynep Tufekci shared another snippet from the documentary:
Also, the WHO team lead considers researcher getting infected in the field in the "likely" category —as a mix of "lab-leak" and direct infection— and also says there could have been human error but "the Chinese political system does not allow authorities to acknowledge that." pic.twitter.com/sSHFmA2VVU
— zeynep tufekci (@zeynep) August 12, 2021
In the end, Embarek acknowledged the WHO categorized the lab-leak theory as “extremely unlikely,” with no need to further investigate — after discussions with the Chinese government.
In summation, Embarek highlighted how China’s “whole system focuses a lot on being infallible,” and that’s simply impossible. Because of China’s pride and corruption, researchers outside of China’s inner circle may never know the truth about how the coronavirus got its start and went on to kill millions of people across the world.
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