In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, there was a great deal of finger-pointing going on, specifically in the direction of China, who had deceived the world as to the true severity of the issue at hand.
And that’s not the only bit of worrisome news that came out of Wuhan, either. There were rumors and whispers that the virus may have actually escaped a nearby laboratory, and that the government had intentionally covered this fact up.
The World Health Organization arrived in Wuhan this week to take another look at the possibility.
World Health Organization investigators on Wednesday visited a research center in the Chinese city of Wuhan that has been the subject of speculation about the origins of the coronavirus, with one member saying they’d intended to meet key staff and press them on critical issues.
The WHO team’s visit to the Wuhan Institute of Virology was a highlight of their mission to gather data and search for clues as to where the virus originated and how it spread.
“We’re looking forward to meeting with all the key people here and asking all the important questions that need to be asked,” zoologist and team member Peter Daszak said, according to footage run by Japanese broadcaster TBS.
China has been the focus of a great deal of blame regarding the virus, after European medical experts began to better understand the illness, and comparing their experience to what China has described.