Statement by President Joe Biden on the Investigation into the Origins of COVID-19
This week, I received the report on the 90-day sprint I asked our intelligence community to conduct into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am grateful for the thorough, careful, and objective work of our intelligence professionals, and while this review has concluded, our efforts to understand the origins of this pandemic will not rest. We will do everything we can to trace the roots of this outbreak that has caused so much pain and death around the world, so that we can take every necessary precaution to prevent it from happening again.
Critical information about the origins of this pandemic exists in the People’s Republic of China, yet from the beginning, government officials in China have worked to prevent international investigators and members of the global public health community from accessing it. To this day, the PRC continues to reject calls for transparency and withhold information, even as the toll of this pandemic continue to rise. We needed this information rapidly, from the PRC, while the pandemic was still new. Since taking office, my administration has renewed U.S. leadership in the World Health Organization and rallied allies and partners to renew focus on this critical question. The world deserves answers, and I will not rest until we get them. Responsible nations do not shirk these kinds of responsibilities to the rest of the world. Pandemics do not respect international borders, and we all must better understand how COVID-19 came to be in order to prevent further pandemics.
The United States will continue working with like-minded partners around the world to press the PRC to fully share information and to cooperate with the World Health Organization’s Phase II evidence-based, expert-led determination into the origins of COVID-19 – including by providing access to all relevant data and evidence. We will also continue to press the PRC to adhere to scientific norms and standards, including sharing information and data from the earliest days of the pandemic, protocols related to biosafety, and information from animal populations. We must have a full and transparent accounting of this global tragedy. Nothing less is acceptable.
Nothing on Fauci and the gain-of-function research he pushed in Wuhan? Color me surprised.
Translation; Just as soon as we figure out a way to blame this on Donald Trump, we will release our findings.
Ed Eichman says
Occams razor. Why bother? All roads lead to Rome. In Jan 2020, before this became international, Xi gave a speech which emphasized care in lab settings. Next day a revised set of protocols for handling pathogens was distributed. When Australia accused China of concealing a lab leak, China retaliated by stopping Aussie steel and wine from imports. They said it came from Italy, they said it came from one of our military labs, from Aussie frozen beef. Jesus! This is not the behavior of the innocent. Are Americans that dumb?
When Trump was accused of Russian collusion, all documents and witnesses were provided, don't think either executive or attorney client privilege was ever invoked. That's what innocent looks like.
When forensic audits were raised in Arizona the full force of resistance at every step tells you all you need to know. Always look at the behavior of the accused; it almost always reads like a book.
This is called STALLING. Make the public think that you are doing something about a problem while actually doing nothing. If anyone asks, tell them that you are still working on it. A significant number of Americans, unfortunately, fall for this. It is government's way of making sure no one is held accountable. Now, compare that with the January 6 commission that they have set up to chase a boogeyman.