WHO's China investigation slammed by Lord Ridley
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Speaking to talkRADIO, biologist and Tory peer Lord Ridley slammed the findings in the leaked WHO report which found China not responsible for Covid. He branded the report “a pure whitewash”. He went on to explain how “one paragraph” in the report discussed the Wuhan lab’s role in the outbreak before being dismissed. The peer also discussed the alleged heavy role Chinese officials had in influencing the investigation into the origins of the deadly virus.
The furious Tory Peer said: “I’m afraid it’s a pure whitewash.”
He explained: “Members of the (WHO) investigation were agreed by Chinese authorities, they relied on Chinese scientists work, they didn’t do any work themselves.”
He emphasised how WHO officials “were heavily chaperoned” by Chinese state officials and allegedly “did not ask very searching questions while they were there.”
He concluded: “So we were expecting a whitewash and a whitewash is what we’ve got”
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The peer said: “We’ve got a report that in 300 pages dismisses in one paragraph as ‘very unlikely’ the idea that the virus leaked out of a laboratory.
“But then spends 20 or 30 pages going into great detail about how 45,000 animals have been tested in China all found negative, yet nonetheless one of them carried the virus to Wuhan.”
He compared the results of the WHO report as producing a report that would suggest “it was not a container ship that blocked the Suez Canal”.
Lord Ridley added: “It’s that bad.”
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The leaked report on the origins of COVID-19 has concluded it is ‘extremely unlikely’ that coronavirus, which has killed millions across the world, originated in a lab in China.
Detailing the WHO’s findings, the report said there was no evidence that the virus was created in a lab as a number of theories had suggested over the past year.
The document reads: “Although rare, laboratory accidents do happen, and different laboratories around the world are working with bat [coronaviruses].
“When working in particular with virus cultures, but also with animal inoculations or clinical samples, humans could become infected in laboratories with limited biosafety, poor laboratory management practice, or following negligence.”
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The report added: “There is no record of viruses closely related to Sars-CoV-2 in any laboratory before December 2019, or genomes that in combination could provide a Sars-CoV-2 genome… and therefore the risk of accidental culturing Sars-CoV-2 in the [Wuhan] laboratory is extremely low.
“The Wuhan CDC lab which moved on December 2, 2019 reported no disruptions or incidents caused by the move.
“They also reported no storage nor laboratory activities on CoVs or other bat viruses preceding the outbreak”.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said prior to the report being seen: “We’ve got real concerns about the methodology and the process that went into that report, including the fact that the government in Beijing apparently helped to write it.”
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