The study was prepared by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California in May 2020 and was commissioned by the State Department when investigating the origin of the pandemic in the last few months of the Trump administration, the report said. Says.
Lawrence Livermore’s assessment is based on genomic analysis of the COVID-19 virus, the journal said.
Lawrence Livermore declined to comment on the Wall Street Journal coverage.
President Joe Biden said last month he ordered his aides to find an answer to the origin of the virus.
U.S. intelligence agencies are considering two possible scenarios in which the virus was caused by a laboratory accident or from human contact with an infected animal, but no conclusions have been reached. ..
A still-classified U.S. intelligence report disseminated during the administration of former President Donald Trump said three researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Viral Sciences in China became ill in November 2019 and sought hospital treatment. U.S. government sources said.
US officials have accused China of lacking transparency about the origin of the virus, but the Chinese government has denied that claim.
Wuhan Institute of Veterans Affairs: A US report concludes that COVID-19 may have leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Veterinary Medicine: WSJ
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