Coronavirus Source: Corona spread by raccoon dog in Wuhan market, WHO accuses China of hiding data
The New York Times reported that the World Health Organization reprimanded Chinese officials for blocking scientific research that could reveal the origins of the coronavirus.
The WHO advisory group studying the origin of Corona has analyzed a data. Chinese researchers also gave their presentation regarding this data. Now the World Health Organization has reprimanded China for this. The New York Times reported that the World Health Organization reprimanded Chinese officials for blocking scientific research that could reveal the origins of the coronavirus. The WHO also asked the Chinese official on Friday (local time) the reasons for not disclosing the data three years ago and why it could not be found now after it was published online in January.
Before the data disappeared into Internet space, an international team of virus experts downloaded and began analyzing the research. The team revealed that the data supports the idea that the pandemic may have started with illegally traded raccoon dogs, which infected humans at China’s Wuhan Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market. According to The New York Times, when experts offered to collaborate on the analysis with their Chinese counterparts, the team could not reach final results because the gene sequences had been removed from scientific databases.
WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that these figures could and should have been shared three years ago. According to the expert team reviewing the data, the research provides evidence that raccoon dogs, fox-like animals known to spread the coronavirus, left behind DNA at the same place in the Wuhan market that the new coronavirus originated. There were reasons to spread.