WHO says COVID-19 origin needs more studies as top expert's lab 'concern' made public for first time

El jueves, the WHO in a new statement admitted that the lab-leak was notextremely unlikely” después de todo.

On review of the phase one study report, WHO determined that there was insufficient scientific evidence to rule any of the hypotheses out,” la declaración continuó. “Específicamente, in order to address the ‘lab hypothesis,’ it is important to have access to all data and consider scientific best practice and look at the mechanisms WHO already has in place.

The WHO said China and other member states have accused the investigation into the coronavirus’ origins of becomingpoliticizedand claiming the international organization is caving to political pressure.

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Critics have raised concerns about China’s security and safety protocols and have hypothesized that patient zero, the first coronavirus victim, could have been a lab worker who obtained the virus on accident.

Analyzing and improving lab safety and protocols in all laboratories around the world, including in China, is important for our collective biosafety and security,” the WHO statement reads.

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, feb. 10, 2021, Peter Ben Embarek of a World Health Organization team speaks to journalists as he arrives at the airport to leave, at the end of their WHO mission to investigate the origins of the coronavirus pandemic in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. When WHO traveled to China earlier this year to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic,  Peter Ben Embarek said he was worried about biosafety standards at a laboratory close to the market where the first human cases were detected, according to a documentary released Thursday Aug. 12, 2021, by TV2, a Danish television channel.   (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, EXPEDIENTE)

EXPEDIENTE – In this file photo dated Wednesday, feb. 10, 2021, Peter Ben Embarek of a World Health Organization team speaks to journalists as he arrives at the airport to leave, at the end of their WHO mission to investigate the origins of the coronavirus pandemic in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province. When WHO traveled to China earlier this year to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, Peter Ben Embarek said he was worried about biosafety standards at a laboratory close to the market where the first human cases were detected, according to a documentary released Thursday Aug. 12, 2021, by TV2, a Danish television channel. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, EXPEDIENTE)

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