in reproduction ….
There is no doubt – and this is the first conclusion of the WHO investigation – that Beijing acted in bad faith: not only for the delays in communicating the evolution of the epidemic, but above all for the genome issue, i.e. the genetic map of the virus.
Cover-ups, accusations, doubts. All the tracks on the contagion thesis in the laboratory
Chinese scientists, thanks also to the experience gained with other epidemics, starting with SARS – were well equipped for a genetic examination of the viruses, which was essential to detect it wherever it appeared and to fight it.
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The problem? That the presence of the coronavirus in Wuhan was first mapped on December 27, 2019 by Vision Medicals, a private Chinese center, and then by other private or public laboratories, such as the state center for infectious diseases. But nothing leaked: so much so that on January 5, 2020, after the acquittal of the famous Chinese virologist Zhang Yongshen, WHO declared that there were no risks of a human-to-human transmission and therefore of restrictive measures for travelers.
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The reality was quite different: the virus was spreading at great speed. Maybe Tedros and his associates had strong suspicions, but they didn’t know what to do. The investigation of the ap focuses precisely on this point: the UN and its agencies did not have sufficient powers to demand from the member countries the information they needed. Geneva asked, Beijing didn’t answer. For example, he asked for data on infections, in order to understand the speed of the infection or the type of patients. On the other side, there was only silence.
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Tedros hoped to have a copy of the genome, in order to warn others about a potential danger: even here without an answer, despite the fact that there were various Chinese laboratories involved in laboratory analyzes. According to the investigation of the ap, the tangle of delays and incompetence has created problems for the WHO in terms of image and even survival. On the other hand, it is precisely the behavior of the United States and China, the two major powers, that raises questions and criticisms. And to lead to the request for greater openness of all to the investigative power of Geneva.