They declassified the US intelligence report on the origin of COVID-19: "China hinders the investigation."

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source: reuters.com

The North American agencies cannot provide a definitive explanation about the beginning of the new coronavirus unless the communist regime offers information.

US intelligence admits it cannot trace the origins of the COVID-19 with the data available today, according to u n official report declassified on Friday.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence of the United States published this document in full, the main points of which were revealed last August. The American espionage ruled out that the cause of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was designed as a biological weapon.

As it emerged in August, the report does not conclude what caused the virus. It shows that US intelligence is divided between two hypotheses: that the virus passed from an animal to a human or that it was the product of an accident a laboratory.

With the publication of the entire report, it is clear that US Intelligence cannot provide a definitive explanation about the origins of the coronavirus unless new information provided by China appears.

Specifically, the data that US intelligence deems necessary are those that "allow to determine the specific path of early natural contact with an animal or that a laboratory SARS-CoV in Wuhan (China). Was handling a pre-existing virus 2 or earlier.

In this sense, US Intelligence considers that China's cooperation will be needed to conclude the origin of the pandemic.

The text says Beijing, however, is obstructing global investigations, refusing to share information and blaming other countries, including the United States.

In the opinion of the US intelligence community, the move reflects the Chinese government's uncertainty over where to investigate, as well as its frustration that the international community is using the issue to exert political pressure on China. Has been

Some of the questions that the US believes could shed light on would be to know more about the time, location, and occupation of the first people infected with COVID-19 and how these first cases were investigated.

Other data that US Intelligence thinks could help are those related to animals or samples of them in markets and farms in Wuhan (Hubei) and other provinces.

In August, Biden had said that China was withholding "critical information" about the origins of COVID-19.

The People's Republic of China has important information about the origin of the epidemic, yet from the beginning, Chinese government officials have worked to prevent access to international researchers and members of the global public health community.

Her, "Biden said in a statement.

To date, the People's Republic of China has rejected calls for transparency and withholding of information, even as the number of victims of the epidemic continues to rise.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry attacked the US investigation before the report was released.

Fu Cong, director-general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told a briefing for foreign journalists that "using China as a scapegoat cannot cover up the United States."

"If they want to make baseless allegations against China, they should be prepared to accept a Chinese counter-attack," he said at the time.