Joe Biden orders intelligence agencies to "redouble" efforts in investigation into Covid-19's origins 3 months ago

Joe Biden orders intelligence agencies to "redouble" efforts in investigation into Covid-19's origins

Biden wants to know definitively "whether it emerged from human contact with an infected animal or from a laboratory accident".

US President Joe Biden has ordered US intelligence agencies to "redouble their efforts" in the investigation into Covid-19's origins.

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In March of this year, the President tasked US intelligence agencies to prepare a report on their most up-to-date analysis on the origins of the virus.

In a statement released by the White House, Biden said the report was to include "whether it emerged from human contact with an infected animal or from a laboratory accident".

The President revealed the US Intelligence Community has "coalesced around two likely scenarios" but has not reached a definitive conclusion.

In response, Biden has asked the Intelligence Community to "redouble their efforts" to collect and analyze information that could bring us closer to a definitive conclusion and report back in 90 days.

Biden said: "As part of that report, I have asked for areas of further inquiry that may be required, including specific questions for China.

"The United States will also keep working with like-minded partners around the world to press China to participate in a full, transparent, evidence-based international investigation and to provide access to all relevant data and evidence."

The President also stated: "Back in early 2020, when Covid-19 emerged, I called for the CDC to get access to China to learn about the virus so we could fight it more effectively.

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"The failure to get our inspectors on the ground in those early months will always hamper any investigation into the origin of Covid-19."

You can read the full statement from the White House here.