WHO’s Tedros: Finding COVID-19 Origins Is Moral Imperative

According to press reports, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that discovering the origins of COVID-19 is a moral imperative, and all hypotheses must be explored.

The head of the World Health Organization has indicated in the clearest possible term yet that the U.N. body remains committed to finding how the virus arose.

The Wall Street Journal reported a U.S. agency had assessed that the pandemic had likely been caused by an unintended Chinese laboratory leak, raising pressure on the WHO to come up with answers.

However, Beijing had long since denied the assessment, which could soon become public after the U.S. House of Representatives voted this week to declassify it.

“Over 3 years into the #COVID19 emergency, too many lives have been lost. Too many people are still suffering, including from #LongCOVID. We’ll never stop demanding equitable access to life-saving tools.”

Additionally, he said, “Understanding #COVID19’s origins and exploring all hypotheses remains: a scientific imperative, to help us prevent future outbreaks [and] a moral imperative, for the sake of the millions of people who died and those who live with #LongCOVID.”

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Edited by Jesus Chan

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