China Blocks COVID Probe

With Little Fight, World Health Org. Gives In, Up

  • The World Health Organization has dropped its investigation into the origins of COVID-19 and won’t be pursuing the matter any further, according to reports.
  • The United Nations health agency’s first investigative foray into the origins of Covid turned up little novel information.
  • Critics have criticized the probe as being compromised by conflicts of interest.
  • Now, Nature has revealed that the organization’s second attempt at an investigation has been foiled by a lack of cooperation from China.
  • “There is no phase two,” WHO epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove reportedly told Nature.
  • “The politics across the world of this really hampered progress on understanding the origins.”