China counterattacked by the World Health Organization (WHO) offensive to investigate the Wuhan Institute of Virology. In order to determine the origin of the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19), it is necessary to first reveal the suspicion of a virus leak from a US biological laboratory. In one day, more than 500,000 people participated in the netizens’ signature campaign to pressure the WHO. The confrontation with the United States, which is shifting responsibility for the origin of the corona virus to each other, is intensifying as China confronts it with water-riding tactics.
China’s Global Times started a signature campaign on its online account on the 17th, saying, “We will send a letter urging the WHO to investigate.” The draft letter pointed to the U.S. Army’s Fort Detrick Biological Laboratory (FDL) in Maryland, arguing, “We can only answer questions about the outbreak of COVID-19 by investigating here.” He also counterattacked, saying, “More than 600,000 people have lost their lives to Corona in the United States.” “Are we going to have the whole world be buried with the epidemic without finding out the origin of the virus?” Netizens’ signatures surpassed 500,000 on the 18th and surpassed 600,000 on the morning of the 19th. That’s about 6 or 7 people participating per second.
He then raised three allegations. First of all, the US FDL is a biosafety level 4 facility (BSL-4) with the highest risk, and it stores highly contagious viruses such as Ebola, SARS, MERS, and Corona. There are 54 BSL-4s around the world, but the Wuhan Institute of Virology is the only one in China. China also claimed that the US covered up the virus leak that occurred at the FDL in the fall of 2019. The laboratory was closed for an unknown reason to decontaminate wastewater, and in the interest of national security, the U.S. urged the disclosure of details, arguing that the details were hidden.
In particular, it was emphasized that COVID-19 infection began in the United States, similar to China. On December 13, 2019, he was bitten by the results of a study that showed that corona antibodies were detected in blood samples from American patients. December 8, when the first case was reported in Wuhan, China, and December 31, when the first group of corona outbreaks at the Huanan Fish Market was reported, there is no difference in timing.
Earlier, during a field investigation in Wuhan in February, the WHO granted an indulgence to China, saying, “We cannot find clear evidence” and “Wuhan fish market is not the first source of the coronavirus.” In the process, the Wuhan Institute of Virology excluded it from the investigation, saying it was “low possibility”.
However, when the WHO reversed its position and aimed at the Wuhan laboratory, China responded by saying it was “a political conspiracy swayed by Western pressure.” The Chinese letter, which will soon be delivered to the WHO, is the second blow. On the 15th, China and its allies of 48 developing countries sent a joint letter to the WHO saying that they “oppose the politicization of investigations into the origin of the virus.”
Li Haidong, a professor at the Chinese Academy of Diplomacy, said in the Global Times on the 19th that “the US is working hard to paint China and causing dissatisfaction with the Chinese. Zeng Guang, chief epidemiological scientist at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said, “The verification conducted by WHO experts, including the West, in China is over.
Beijing= Kim Kwang-soo correspondent [email protected]
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