The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that its newly formed advisory group on dangerous pathogens could be “our last chance” to determine the origin of the SARS-COVI-2 virus and urged China to investigate the initial cases. Provide data from
The first human affairs. COVID-19 Reported in December 2019 in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. China Has repeatedly denied that the virus leaked from one of its laboratories, saying no further visits were needed.
TO WHOThe leadership team spent four weeks in and around Wuhan with Chinese scientists earlier this year, and in a joint report in March said the virus may have been transmitted from bats to humans by another animal, but more research is needed. Was needed.
WHO Director-General Tedros Azanom Gabrias said the lack of raw data on the early days of the epidemic had hampered the investigation and called for a lab audit.
The WHO on Wednesday named 26 proposed members of its Scientific Advisory Group as the origin of the novel Pathogens (Sago). They include Marion Copemans, Thea Fisher, Hung Nguyen and Chinese animal health expert Yang Yangwei, who participated in the joint investigation in Wuhan.
Dozens of studies are needed.
Maria Van Kerkhov, WHO Technical Leader on Cove 19, expressed hope that there would be more WHO-led international missions for China that would include national cooperation.
He told a news conference that “more than three dozen proposed studies” should be carried out to find out how the virus was transmitted from animals to humans.
Van Kirkhov said a Chinese test report for antibodies in Wuhan in 2019 would be “absolutely critical” to understanding the origin of the virus.
A detailed investigation of preliminary known and suspected cases in China before December 2019 is still needed, including an analysis of blood samples stored in Wuhan since 2019 and hospital and mortality figures, the WHO said in an editorial in Science. Previous search box for statistics
He said labs in the area where the first reports of human infection surfaced in Wuhan should be the focus, as sufficient evidence is needed to rule out an accident.
Mike Ryan, the WHO’s top emergency specialist, said the new panel could be the last chance to establish the origin of SARS-CO2, “a virus that has stopped our whole world.”
“The WHO is trying to take a step back, to create an environment where we can look at scientific issues again,” he said. “This is our best chance, and this could be our last chance to understand the true nature of this virus.”
Chen Xu, China’s ambassador to the UN in Geneva, told a separate news conference that the results of the joint study were “absolutely clear”, adding that since international teams had already been sent to China twice, it was time. That teams be sent to other countries. Places. “
“I believe that if we want to continue scientific research, I think it should be a joint effort based on science and not by intelligence agencies,” Chen said. “So if we’re going to talk about anything, we’re doing all the business within Sago’s framework.”