According to the project, Covid-19 originated in a laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, in China.
The United States Congress approved this Friday a bill that requests the National Director of Intelligence, Avril Haines, to declassify the information regarding the origin of Covid-19, which three years after it was declared a pandemic left almost 7 million dead. .
After its authorization in the Senate on March 1, the House of Representatives gave its approval unanimously with 419 votes in favor and none against.
The text points out that there are reasons to believe that the Covid-19 pandemic originated in a laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (China) and believes that Haines should “declassify and make available to the public all possible information”.
The goal, according to that bill, is that the United States and other countries can identify the origin “as soon as possible” and use that information to take measures that do not allow similar pandemics to occur.
It was also indicated that the proposal intends that this declassification take place at the latest 90 days after the promulgation, which now only has the signature of the US president, Joe Biden, pending.
The requested data seeks information on coronavirus research that the Wuhan laboratory conducted before the pandemic broke out, and on researchers who fell ill in the fall of 2019, including whether they visited a hospital while sick.
The director of the US federal police (FBI), Christopher Wray, expressed his belief in late February that the pandemic was “probably” caused by a leak in a laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
The spokesman for the White House National Security Council, John Kirby, later acknowledged that within the US Administration there is no consensus on the origin of the pandemic and that Washington wants “facts” in order to avoid other pandemics in the future, according to EFE.
Three years ago the World Health Organization (WHO) used the word “pandemic” for the first time to talk about the emergency generated by the coronavirus. On March 11, 2020, there were around 118,000 infections and 4,291 deaths, while the death toll is estimated to be almost seven million, according to the latest estimates.
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, more than 759 million infections have been reported, of which 6.87 million have lost their lives.
The impact, however, could be even greater, since there are estimates from the same WHO that conclude that fatalities could reach 17 million.