Former US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo said on Saturday that the evidence suggests that coronavirus originated from the Wuhan lab in the city. He adds to it by calling the risk of bioweapons and bioterror arising from the region “very real”.
“We worked to get every bit of evidence that we could, we tried to deliver this to the CDC, tried to work with the Chinese. They covered it up terribly,” Pompeo said.
He said that China’s efforts to deny any allegations, suggesting it was originated in a lab and circumstantial evidence of it show that it was made there only.
“They (China) are operating and conducting activities that are inconsistent with their capacity to secure those facilities. And the risk of bioweapons and bioterror emanating from this region is very real.”
The Covid-19 origins controversy has resurfaced after an Australian newspaper revealed that Chinese scientists were thinking of bioweapons, imagining a world war-3 scenario. Also, international investigators have been reinforced to rule out whether the virus was made by china as a bioweapon.
A report was WHO called the possibility of the virus coming from a lab “extremely unlikely” as there was no record of any lab being closely related to the virus.
Although some countries fully supported WHO’s efforts to bring an end to the question of origin and spread of virus, they believe that the international study about the source of the virus was delayed and lacked complete access to original data.