An unexpected twist in the COVID origins debate emerged on Friday when the World Health Organization (WHO) Director said the virus may have come from not a bat, not the Wuhan virology lab, but a raccoon dog.
This comes just days after the WHO was implicated in a scandal of epic proportions when the US House Republicans showed that Dr. Fuaci “prompted” the study in 2020 that dismissed the lab leak theory — and worse, the WHO’s Chief Scientist was involved.
On Friday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed disappointment with China for suddenly releasing new data after three years of holding on to it.
The data was recently uploaded by scientists at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Human DNA samples taken from the Huanan seafood market among those infected with COVID apparently contain raccoon dog genetic sequences intermingled in the virus.
The data hasn’t been peer reviewed in a journal.
“These data do not provide a definitive answer to how the pandemic began,” Ghebreyesus said.
“But every piece of data is important to moving us closer to that answer.”
“This data could have and should have been shared three years ago,” he added.
This development comes just weeks after the Chinese Communist Party’s state-operated newspaper Global Times warned Twitter CEO Elon Musk not to bite the hand that feeds him after he linked the Wuhan Flu to the Wuhan lab.
Musk had replied to a tweet about Anthony Fauci’s complicity in US-funded gain-of-function research.
In his reply, Musk’s response also affirmed recent reports that said COVID came from the Wuhan lab.
Subsequently, the US House Republicans subcommittee members released the memo that implicated Fauci and the WHO in the Wuhan lab leak cover-up.
“New evidence released by the Select Subcommittee today suggests that Dr. Fauci ‘prompted’ the drafting of a publication that would ‘disprove’ the lab leak theory,” subcommittee members said.
“The authors of this paper skewed available evidence to achieve that goal, and [WHO Chief Scientist] Dr. Jeremy Farrar went uncredited despite significant involvement.”