China has not provided sufficient data on the origin of Covid-19, says US National Security adviser

EFE.- Jake Sullivan, the National Security Advisor to the President of U.S, Joe Biden, pointed out this Sunday that China has not provided “sufficient original data” on the origin and spread of the Covid-19, which has been contracted by more than 28 million Americans.

“They are about to publish a report on the origins of the pandemic in Wuhan, about which we have questions, because we do not believe that China has made available sufficient original data on how this pandemic began to spread “, stated the official in the program”Face the Nation“, of the chain CBS News.

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On February 9, the mission of the World Health Organization (WHO) who investigated the coronavirus in Wuhan ruled out the possibility that the SARS-CoV-2 it had originated in a laboratory.

He even considered it possible that the virus would have reached China from other countries, through the cold chain of the frozen food.

Investigating China is not the end: WHO

Ante la controversy prompted by the announcement of the mission, the director of Health Emergencies of the WHO, Mike Ryan, responded on February 15 that the purpose of that visit was not to “investigate ChinaBut get lessons for the future.

But Sullivan pointed out that “the only way to have a scientifically based investigation is to have access to all the data and not only (…) to know what happened in this pandemic of Covid-19, but to be able to prevent future pandemics“.

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“I am not in a position to say how the Covid-19 to this world All I am in a position to do is ask the WHO do your job as well as possible, “added the official of the White House.

In this context, it defended that the investigation of the WHO“It should be left in the hands of scientists and experts to carry it out without any interference from any government”, considering that “this is the only way we are going to know what the origins of this are.”

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He also referred to a conversation that the US leader held on February 10 with his counterpart from China, Xi Jinping, and that went on for two hours.

Biden asks countries to take responsibility

“President Biden raised the question of the Covid-19 and the need for all countries to take responsibility to help protect the world, including ChinaSullivan argued.

The national security adviser clarified that Washington is not “in a position to make a determination about where” the pandemic originated, which he attributed in part “to the lack of sufficient transparency by the government of China“.

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And asked about the administration of the now former president of U.S Donald Trump, opined that “the vigilance of the pandemic as seriously as it should be ”.

U.S is the country most affected by pandemic, with more than 28 million infected and almost 500 thousand dead, according to count independent of the Universidad Johns Hopkins.

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