Remember how Joe Biden promised us that 90-day review on COVID origins which would tell us the truth about the involvement of the Chinese and whether or not it leaked from a lab?
Well, we could have predicted what that result would be and we would have been right.
Biden received a classified report and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said they would be releasing an unclassified version of the conclusions within several days.
But the reports are that the U.S. intelligence community has told Biden that they can’t come to a clear conclusion about the origins of the virus because China wouldn’t provide the required data needed.
Gee, who could have guessed this, besides everyone?
Biden was only doing this review, to begin with, because he’d been nailed for shutting down a State Department inquiry and wanted to appear to be doing something in response so he wouldn’t get blowback from that. He also then could avoid questions on the subject for 90 days saying “We’re waiting for the review.” Now he can dismiss it completely and say, “Oh, well, we tried to get to the truth, sorry, but we can’t hold China responsible because we don’t know.” This, despite China covering up from the very beginning.
As our Scott Hounsell reported:
Chinese officials have outright lied and provided misinformation to the world. In February 2020, the Chinese government had a functional vaccine formula, which they did not share with the international community. When they were confronted with the facts of certain genomic markers which pointed to a lab origin, again Chinese officials deflected and threatened anyone who questioned their propaganda.
But even the leader of the WHO’s investigation in China is saying it was now “probable” that it leaked from the Wuhan lab, according to the NY Post.
On Wednesday, the international scientists sent to China by the WHO said the search of the origin has stalled and warned that the window of opportunity for solving the mystery is “closing fast.”
In a commentary published in the journal Nature, the WHO-recruited experts said the investigation is at “a critical juncture” requiring urgent collaboration but has instead come to a standstill. They noted among other things that Chinese officials are still reluctant to share some raw data, citing concerns over patient confidentiality.
Meanwhile, as we also reported, China is threatening people if they accuse China on the matter.
“We will continue to cooperate with international organizations like the WHO in their research and in their search for the origins,” said Fu Cong, director-general of the Foreign Ministry’s Arms Control Department. “But we do not accept baseless and unfounded accusations that are politically motivated. And if they want to baselessly accuse China, so they better be prepared to accept the counterattack from China.”
Unfortunately, with Joe Biden in charge, it isn’t likely that anyone will push China on the issue, although there are Republican investigations ongoing that may provide some greater information.