US intelligence agencies have expressed doubts about the idea of finding the origins of Covid-19.
Upon releasing a new and more detailed review on whether the virus originated from an animal or a lab, agencies have stated that they may never find the origins of the virus.
The Office of the US Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) said in a report that a natural origin, as well as a lab leak, are both plausible causes for how the virus managed to spread.
The declassified report added that analysts disagree on which is more likely to be true or if there is any definitive assessment that can be made at all.
The report dismissed suggestions that the virus originated as a bioweapon, accusing those who support this theory of spreading disinformation.
The report is an updated version of the one that was released back in August as US President Joe Biden’s office were investigating the virus’ origins amid tense political infighting over how much China was to blame for the pandemic rather than governments who didn’t act quickly enough to impose restrictions such as lockdowns.
The report was criticised by China yesterday with a spokesperson for the Chinese embassy in Washington Liu Pengyu stating, “The US moves of relying on its intelligence apparatus instead of scientists to trace the origins of Covid-19 is a complete political farce,”.
The statement added, “It will only undermine science-based origins study and hinder the global effort of finding the source of the virus”.
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