China’s reaction to the US criticism

In a written statement from the Embassy of China in Washington, it was noted that the US seriously damaged international cooperation on COVID-19 and blamed the organization with other countries supporting WHO.

In the statement, “China hopes that the US will take a serious, sincere, transparent attitude and take its responsibility, and support WHO.” expression was used.

White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said yesterday that the United States “has deep concerns about the process of investigating the origin of COVID-19. This report must be independent and the expert findings must not be subject to intervention or change by the Chinese government.” had found the assessment.

According to the report of the Wall Street Journal, Australian and Danish members of the WHO delegation claimed that China “did not provide raw information on the first cases” that could help determine how and when the epidemic started to spread.

China’s reluctance to provide the data has led to comments from numerous countries and scientists of a lack of transparency in China’s approach to investigating the origins of the epidemic.

China declined calls for investigation

China previously rejected the US administration’s request to initiate an investigation into the origin of the virus, and imposed export restrictions on this country after the Australian government called for an international investigation into WHO in April 2020.

After the increase of international pressure, the delegation of experts and researchers from the USA, Australia, Germany, Japan, England, Russia, the Netherlands, Qatar and Vietnam first went to China at the beginning of January, but had to return after the Beijing administration warned that valid visas were not received. .

The delegation, which came to the city on January 14 by private plane after obtaining the permits, was kept in quarantine for 14 days, during this period, they exchanged information with Chinese officials online.

In the field studies that started on January 29, the delegation conducted examinations in the seafood food market in Wuhan, where the first cases were seen, as well as Hubey China and Western Medicine Integrated Regional Hospital, Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital, Hubey Province Disease Control Center and Animal Diseases Center.

COVID-19 was first seen on the food market in Wuhan

The world was first informed of the COVID-19 outbreak when it reported to WHO that “mysterious respiratory illness of unknown origin” appeared on December 31, 2019 in Wuhan, China’s Hubey province.

The disease was first seen in people who visited the seafood market in Wuhan, and the first patient was admitted to the hospital on 17 November with the complaint of “respiratory illness” whose cause was unknown.

It was understood that the disease that caused lung inflammation was caused by a previously unknown type of coronavirus, which is predicted to be a mutated beta coronavirus found in bats.

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