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WHO chief believes Covid ‘leaked from a lab’

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Public stance on the origins of the outbreak remains neutral (Image: Reuters/Getty Images)

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) privately believes Covid “leaked from a laboratory,” it has been claimed.

dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus privately admitted to a European politician that the most likely cause of the outbreak was a catastrophic accident at a laboratory in Wuhan, according to a government source quoted in the Mail on Sunday.

And this despite the fact that the organization publicly claims that “all hypotheses remain on the table”.

In the past, the WHO has been criticized for accepting that a lab leak was just a “conspiracy theory”.

However, the organization has increasingly taken a “neutral” public stance after finding limited evidence of “zoonotic” spread – the process by which a virus jumps from an animal to a human.

Western intelligence agencies first raised concerns about the Wuhan Institute of Virology back in April 2020, suggesting scientists were manipulating coronaviruses from bats in caves 1,000 miles from the center.

These caves could be the origin of Covid-19.

dr Tedros?Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks after his re-election during the 75th World Health Assembly at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland May 24, 2022. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the comments a European politician (Image: Reuters)

dr Tedros told member states in a recent update about the disease: “We don’t yet have answers as to where it came from or how it got into the human population.

“Understanding the origins of the virus is scientifically very important to prevent future epidemics and pandemics.

“But morally we also owe it to all those who suffered and died and their families. The longer it takes, the more difficult it becomes. We must accelerate and act with a sense of urgency.’

He added that “all hypotheses must remain on the table”.

WUHAN, CHINA - FEBRUARY 23, 2017: Virologist Shi Zheng-li, left, works with her colleague at P4 Laboratory of Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province Thursday February 23, 2017. - PHOTO BY Feature China/Future Publishing (Photo credit should read Feature China/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

There have long been claims the virus leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (Image: Getty Images)

An aerial view shows the P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, April 17, 2020. - The P4 epidemiological laboratory was built in cooperation with French bioindustrial company Institut Merieux and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The facility is among a handful of laboratories around the world licensed to handle Class 4 (P4) pathogens — dangerous viruses that pose a high risk of human-to-human transmission. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL/AFP) (Photo by Hector RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images)

Not everyone believes the virus escaped from a lab (Image: AFP via Getty Images)

An original report concluded that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was likely transmitted to humans from a bat via another unidentified species.

But Britain, the US, Australia and 14 other nations have criticized these findings as badly compromised.

dr Tedros further admitted the report was flawed and ordered the new trial.

A WHO spokesman said: “Dr. Tedros has consistently said that all hypotheses remain on the table while scientists continue their work.”

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