The World Health Organization (WHO) is still urging China to cooperate more in the search for the origin of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus. Seven weeks ago, he sent another letter to a "high-ranking official" in Beijing asking for cooperation, said WHO Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in Geneva.
The specially established council of independent experts on strategies for finding the origins of new pathogens (Sago) has made clear recommendations for the studies needed in China, said WHO emergency response coordinator Mike Ryan. The member countries are responsible for conducting such studies, and the WHO is awaiting the results. Tedros has repeatedly offered support to China and demanded that these studies be carried out. "And as long as we don't have these studies, all hypotheses about the origin of the virus remain on the table," Ryan said. He was referring to the hypothesis, which China has always rejected, that the virus could have escaped from a laboratory in Wuhan, China.
The journal "Nature" had written in a well-regarded article that the WHO had abandoned the next phase of the scientific investigation into the origin of the corona virus after an initial study trip to China in early 2021. The background is the resistance of China. The WHO vehemently rejected this account.