Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Dominic Dwyer, a scientist who was part of a team at the World Health Organization tasked with investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, says that the Chinese government hid critical raw data from both him and his team.
Chinese Communists Hide Virus Data to Save Face
Dwyer is an Australian microbiologist who was part of a special 10-man team assembled by WHO that was instructed to travel to China in January to investigate the origins of COVID-19. Among the origin theories that the team was required to look into is the hypothesis that the virus may have emerged because of a leak — whether intentional or not — out of a lab at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
The Chinese government has consistently rejected this theory and has instead asserted, without ever deigning to provide evidence, that the virus was brought to China from overseas. Since the WHO team’s findings have been assembled and its work completed, WHO has been sending very mixed messages about the results.
WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic says the team’s report will be made public sometime in the next few days.
In the meantime, however, Dwyer has been expressing concerns about the behavior of Chinese government officials after he and others arrived to investigate the origins of the virus. “They showed us a couple of examples, but that’s not the same as doing all of them, which is standard epidemiological investigation,” he said. “So then, you know, the interpretation of that data becomes more limited from our point of view, although the other side might see it as being quite good.”
US Officials Collude With China to Hush Up Origins of Virus
Even worse, Dr. Peter Daszak, the sole American member of the WHO team, said that he was “disappointed” to hear that the Biden Administration will not be drawing any conclusions about the Chinese role in covering up the virus outbreak until the full WHO report is released. Instead, Daszak insisted that the Biden team should uncritically accept the team’s conclusions before even having a chance to examine its report.