Biden signs the law to declassify documents on the origin of COVID

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, has given the go-ahead on Monday to the law to declassify the documents on the origin of COVID-19 that the US Congress approved at the beginning of the month.

“Compartment the goal of Congress to publish as much information as possible about the origin of COVID-19“, the president has assured in a statement in which he announced his signing of the law, the last step that remained for its promulgation.

The regulation requests the National Director of Intelligence, Avril Haines, to declassify the information related to the origin of the covid-19, pointing out that there are reasons to believe that the COVID-19 pandemic originated in a laboratory of the Wuhan Institute of Virology ( China), a theory for which, so far, there is no evidence.

In his message, Biden has emphasized that your Government will continue to analyze all the information regarding the possible origins of the disease“including potential links to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”

The Democrat has clarified that he will allow the declassification of all information “that is possible” without jeopardizing national security.

Different theories about the origin of the pandemic

The director of the US federal police (FBI), Christopher Wray, expressed his belief in late February that the pandemic was “probably” caused by a leak in a Wuhan laboratory, despite the fact that many scientists believe that the most plausible theory is that the virus jumped from animals to humans.

However, two US intelligence agencies – one from the Department of Energy and the other from the FBI – point to the theory of the laboratory, although with “low” or “moderate” confidence, according to the US network NPR, while four agencies opt for by the theory of natural origin.

On Saturday, the group of experts of the World Health Organization (WHO) investigating the origin of the coronavirus raised the possibility that the raccoon dogan animal that was sold in the Wuhan market where the pandemic began, was key in the transmission of the pathogen to humans.

Recently revealed data from laboratory samples taken in the market indicate a strong presence of DNA from this animal, and photos of the Huanan market in Wuhan (central China) prove that its meat or derived products were sold in stalls, the organization highlighted in a statement.

The international organization emphasized on Friday, when this new advance in the investigations into the mysterious origin of covid-19 was revealed, that the different hypotheses about the origin of the coronavirus still stand, which has caused almost seven million deaths, 5,000 of them in the last week alone.

Among these hypotheses would be, in addition to the transmission from one or several animals to humans, the one that poses a contagion through the food chain, or the one that considers that it could have accidentally left a laboratory where it was kept for study.