Natural or Laboratory Leak? US intelligence officials are divided over the “source” of Covid-19, as can be seen from the declassified report.
According to the document, the question of China’s fault in the spread of the coronavirus remains open. However, it is noted that SARS-CoV-2 was not developed as a “biological weapon”. Before the outbreak of the coronavirus in Wuhan, which at first was not intimidating in scale, Chinese officials were not aware of the virus.
One of the American special services claims that, most likely, there was an accident in the laboratory, as a result of which its employee became infected. The other three were unable to come to a common conclusion – was the “natural origin” of the virus or “laboratory”.
New data is needed to unequivocally answer this question, but Beijing, according to the report, is “blocking” the investigation. US President Joe Biden accuses China of leaking “critical information about the origin of the pandemic.” He stated that the United States does not intend to dwell on this issue. They will continue to investigate, in collaboration with partners from around the world and the World Health Organization, and pressure Beijing to access all available data.