China Claims They've Been 'Open and Transparent' Regarding Wuhan Coronavirus Origins

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Despite the fact that even the World Health Organization says the CCP regime hasn’t been cooperative with their COVID-19 origins investigation, a spokesperson says they’ve been “open and transparent” and that the United States shouldn’t “politicize the issue.


China had “shared the most data and research results on virus tracing and made important contributions to global virus tracing research,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning Mao told reporters at a daily briefing.

“Politicizing the issue of virus tracing will not smear China but will only damage the U.S.’s own credibility,” Mao said, in response to complaints from U.S. officials and members of Congress that China has not been entirely cooperative.

They’ve shared the most data and research results? Possibly in terms of quantity, but it was definitely not complete. As Steven Quay and Richard Muller wrote in the Wall Street Journal in June 2021:

“When the lab’s Shi Zhengli and colleagues published a paper in February 2020 with the virus’s partial genome, they omitted any mention of the special sequence that supercharges the virus or the rare double CGG section. Yet the fingerprint is easily identified in the data that accompanied the paper. Was it omitted in the hope that nobody would notice this evidence of the gain-of-function origin?”


Some researchers were pretty pointed in their criticism of the Beijing regime when announcing the end of the WHO origins investigation:

Gerald Keusch, associate director of the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory Institute at Boston University in Massachusetts, says the origins investigation was “poorly handled by the global community. It was poorly handled by China. It was poorly handled by the WHO.” The WHO should have been relentless in creating a positive working relationship with the Chinese authorities, says Keusch; if it was being stonewalled, it should have been honest about that.

We’re gonna rate Mao Ning Mao’s claim as a “Sure, Jan.”


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