The World Health Organization (WHO) was recently able to send a team of experts to Wuhan, China, where the novel coronavirus disease or COVID-19 originated before ravaging the whole world, and after the required quarantine period, investigation for the pandemic's origin has started and it seems like the experts are one step closer to the truth.
WHO Investigators Found COVID-19 Origin Evidence
According to Mirror, the WHO team was given unrestricted access, meaning they could ask whoever is needed and investigate places that they believe is essential to uncover the truth behind the viral pandemic.
Nevertheless, British zoologist Peter Daszak said in an interview that the team has sent a list of people they wanted to interview and places they wanted to visit to the Chinese government.
As per Daszak, the list did not receive any opposition from the authorities, so they were able to begin their investigation.
As the investigation progressed, the zoologist said that they have found evidence of the COVID-19 origin and that everything they found out thus far is being "pieced together," so the world is hopeful that the WHO investigation team can shed light into how the pandemic really started a year after it sent countries into lockdowns.
"We are not running rogue here, we are talking to our hosts. We are in a foreign country, we are guests of China right now," Daszak said. "This is a good, collaborative, scientific approach to understanding more about the origins of COVID."
Visiting the P4 Lab in Wuhan Institute of Virology
There have been several theories as to how the viral pandemic began, but one of the questions many people asked is if COVID-19 came from a lab in Wuhan.
When asked about that, Daszak answered and said they have found "no evidence of that at all."
Nevertheless, he assured that they have talked to the people of the lab in question and had a "good and honest and frank informative answers" from them.
The lab in question is the P4 lab inside of the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV).
According to the Global Times, the WHO investigators visited the P4 lab on Wednesday last week, February 3, 2021.
Even before the expert team from the United Nation's agency stepped within Chinese land, the laboratory has already refuted the claims, with Chinese authorities saying the theory was nothing but a smear campaign led by some politicians in the United States.
There has been no past evidence that the COVID-19 virus was man-made nor leaked from a lab.
WHO experts, led by Peter Ben Embarek, confirmed that they met up with Shi Zhengli, a leading virologist in WIV, who has been dubbed as the "Bat Woman" for her years of work and contribution in researching bats and viruses.
The team of experts are trying to investigate the origin of the pandemic to help prevent any future outbreak from happening, as per NDTV.
As of now, the investigators are still working in Wuhan with the people and the authorities and are yet to announce what they have discovered, but it's not surprising if the team will do so in the next few weeks.
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Written by: Nhx Tingson