Advertisement

Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, April 08, 2021

A joint China-World Health Organization (WHO) study into COVID-19 has provided no credible answers about how the pandemic began, and more rigorous investigations are required - with or without Beijing's involvement, a group of international scientists and researchers said on Wednesday.

More

Comments

Admin's note: Participants in this discussion must follow the site's moderation policy. Profanity will be filtered. Abusive conduct is not allowed.

Yup.

Did I post this earlier?

WHO chief: Virus investigators had difficulties "accessing raw data" from China (Mar 30, 2021)
www.axios.com

...World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus welcomed the joint WHO-China report on the origins of the coronavirus on Tuesday, but he noted that scientists had difficulty "accessing raw data" from China and called for further investigation of the lab leak theory.

Why it matters: The comments come in the wake of an inconclusive report that has prompted concerns about transparency and the influence of the Chinese government over the investigation.

Background: The report assessed that the coronavirus was most likely introduced to humans through an intermediate animal host, but called for further investigation in numerous areas " except for the theory that the virus leaked from a lab accident, which it called "extremely unlikely."

What he's saying: "I do not believe that this assessment was extensive enough," Tedros said at a briefing on Tuesday. "Further data and studies will be needed to reach more robust conclusions."

  • "Although the team has concluded that a laboratory leak is the least likely hypothesis, this requires further investigation, potentially with additional missions involving specialist experts, which I am ready to deploy."
...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-04-08 08:24 PM | Reply

Dr. Gupta from CNN is starting to buy into the escape from Wuhan lab hypothesis.

#2 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-04-08 08:25 PM | Reply

#2 That's just the Liberal Media trying to make Trump look bad for not protecting America from a terror attack.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-04-08 08:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That's just the Liberal Media trying to make Trump look bad for not protecting America from a terror attack.
#3 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Oh man, what an angle!

#4 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-04-08 08:38 PM | Reply

They've been claiming the Chinese Virus was a bioweapon for a year now.

If true, then Trump not only oversaw the worst terror attack on American soil in history, he also did nothing to punish the perpetrators!

Every time I think their logic through, the right-wingers clam up and play dumb.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-04-08 08:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Which is it?

Covid is a mild flu so we can ignore it, so who cares where it came from

Or

Covid was a Chinese bioterrorism attack that Trump was told about over a year ago, then he praised Xi and allowed 400,000 potential carriers to fly from China to the US while promoting snake oil treatments, having mass rallies while denigrating the most effective Covid control, masks.

600,000 dead says it isn't the first option.

#6 | Posted by bored at 2021-04-08 09:26 PM | Reply

The absence of data does not confirm anything.

In this case, the absence of data seems to be ascribed to intent.

That's a pretty huge leap.

If I may channel Carl Sagan, "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence."

So, what's ya got?

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-04-08 11:07 PM | Reply

Do they check Trump?

It's entirely possible he gave it to an Asian prostitute.

#8 | Posted by Tor at 2021-04-08 11:43 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

@#6 ... Which is it?

At this point, I'd say possibly neither of the choices your comment proffers.

So, if I may, I gotta ask, what answer are you grasping for?


.

#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-04-09 03:19 AM | Reply

"In this case, the absence of data seems to be ascribed to intent."

Which intent would that be? The escaped lab hypothesis does not in itself ascribe any intent, nor does it mean gain of function research was necessarily being done for bioweapon purposes, as some of the straw(man) suckers like to suggest.

#10 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-04-09 06:13 AM | Reply

#9 The cultists want to shift blame for the Covid disaster to China, but if you accept Covid is the worst disaster to hit the US in 100 years, you also have to accept that Trump magnified the damage and lives lost through his actions, even when he knew how bad it was going to be. If Covid was bioterrorism, Trump was complicate and enabled the largest terror attack on the US ever.

#11 | Posted by bored at 2021-04-09 09:01 AM | Reply

The escaped lab hypothesis does not in itself ascribe any intent, nor does it mean gain of function research was necessarily being done for bioweapon purposes, as some of the straw(man) suckers like to suggest.

#10 | POSTED BY SENTINEL

You can find assertions of all flavors being made in a serious fashion.

Absent hospital documentation of a lab worker suffering from COVID before anybody else there really isn't any evidence to definitively prove it was acquired in the lab then accidently spread outside by said worker.

Acquisition from wildlife still seems more plausible. Look at the population most likely to get H5N1 influenza. Poultry farmers. Why? Because they're constantly exposed to it and with a virus that's not evolved to infect humans efficiently constant exposure is where zoonosis happens.

#12 | Posted by jpw at 2021-04-09 10:03 AM | Reply

And then there's THIS little gem.

"Trump officials celebrated efforts to change CDC reports on coronavirus, emails show"

www.msn.com

#13 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-04-09 10:12 AM | Reply

Comments are closed for this entry.

Home | Breaking News | Comments | User Blogs | Stats | Back Page | RSS Feed | RSS Spec | DMCA Compliance | Privacy | Copyright 2021 World Readable

Drudge Retort