President Biden confirmed with Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy on Tuesday, April 6, that he has not discussed with President Xi Jinping the CCP Virus source (coronavirus).
“President Xi, who I know you go way back with—have you had a chance to ask him if reports are true that China—maybe misled the world at the beginning?” Doocy confronted Biden when he finished giving remarks on the vaccine distribution.
The president answered as he left, “No, I have not had that conversation with President Xi. Thank you.”
This year, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report that dismissed the laboratory theory on the COVID-19 virus’s origin. The WHO instead inclined to the zoonotic transmission hypothesis to explain where it might have originated. Additionally, the WHO suggested that the infection was possibly transferred from animal to human. The Who updated their report on March 30.
Although Biden reversed the Trump administration’s decision to leave the World Health Organization (WHO) over allegations that it was corrupted with China’s influence, Washington maintained its standpoint against the organization’s claims about the COVID-19 disease. It appears lately that the new administration is joining the side against the WHO’s allegations.
In a press briefing on Feb. 9, the State Department noted its doubtful opinion on the WHO’s findings of the virus’s origin. Asserting that even though the department may consider the WHO report, it would want to draw its conclusions from U.S. intelligence agencies and allies’ information.
WHO’s expert Peter Daszak tweeted later in response, saying, “Please don’t rely too much on U.S. intel,” claiming that the department may be “disengaged” by former president Trump’s viewpoint.
On Feb. 10, President Biden stated that he would want “all the facts” when a reporter asked if he may contemplate any “punishment” on the Chinese Communist Party’s attempts to obscure the truth about the deadly pandemic.
Concerns over the credibility of WHO’s report have been many.
On the day the report was published, the White House announced that it was skeptical of the level of transparency in the report.
According to House Secretary Jen Psaki, the report missed vital details and gave only a “partial, imperfect view” of the virus’s origins.
“I think he believes the American people, the global community, the medical experts, the doctors—all of the people who have been working to save lives, the families who have lost loved ones—all deserve greater transparency,” Psaki said in the briefing.
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken joined an interview with CNN on Sunday, March 28, and expressed his concern over Beijing’s trace over the report’s result. It was conducted by a team of international experts and included Chinese scientists.
Meanwhile, top U.S. infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci was also uncertain, proposing that he would want to have access to the original report before commenting on its reliability, Fox News reported.