WHO talks about the `last chance` to find the origin of Covid-19

WHO talks about the `last chance` to find the origin of Covid-19 0

(Dan Tri) – The World Health Organization (WHO) believes that the newly established advisory group to investigate the origin of dangerous pathogens may be the `last chance` to find the origin of the SARS-CoV virus.

World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the investigation into the origin of Covid-19 is being hindered by a lack of raw data (Photo: Reuters).

On October 13, WHO released a list of 26 members of the Scientific Advisory Group on Pathogens (SAGO), including international experts in many different fields, who will participate in the process of investigating the origin of Covid-19.

Mr. Mike Ryan, director of WHO’s emergency program, said the new advisory group could be the `last chance` to find the origin of SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that has been paralyzing the world.

`This is the best and possibly the last chance to determine the origin of the pandemic,` Mr. Ryan emphasized.

The Covid-19 pandemic started at the end of 2019 with the first cases recorded from a seafood and wildlife market in Wuhan city, Hubei province, China.

Earlier this year, a team of experts led by WHO went to China to investigate for four weeks.

However, WHO officials emphasized the need to expand the investigation further.

Maria van Kerkhove, WHO’s Covid-19 Technical Lead, hopes that there will be more investigative missions in China and that Beijing will cooperate to investigate the origins of the pandemic.

WHO believes that there is still a need for a detailed investigation of the first cases or suspected cases in China before December 2019, including analysis of blood samples stored since 2019 in Wuhan, retrospective data

China has so far confirmed that it has shared all the necessary data for the investigation into the origin of Covid-19.

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