By The Financial District
China Hit For Hiding Data On Raccoon Dogs Linked To COVID
The World Health Organization (WHO) is criticizing China for allegedly withholding key data that COVID originates from raccoon dogs sold at a market in the city of Wuhan in late 2019, Josh Marcus reported for The Independent.
Photo Insert: “These data could have – and should have – been shared three years ago,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO said.
Gene sequences of animals from the market were put online in January, but disappeared once experts offered to collaborate on their analysis with their Chinese counterparts, the New York Times also reported.
“These data could have – and should have – been shared three years ago,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO said during a news briefing.
“We continue to call on China to be transparent in sharing data, and to conduct the necessary investigations and share the results. Understanding how the pandemic began remains both a moral and scientific imperative.”
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