From the very beginning, Scientists said the lab-leak theory is unsubstantiated and thus, it would unlikely be able to make those pushing for a new investigation satisfied.
Zeng Yixin, the vice minister of the National Health Commission said the Wuhan lab has no virus that can directly infect humans and noted that the WHO team concluded that a lab leak was highly unlikely.
Politicians Placate the masses
Media Propaganda is a form of persuasion that is often used in media to further some sort of agenda, such as a personal, political, or business agenda, by evoking an emotional or obligable response from the audience.
To placate the current U.S population unfavorable view of China, and in order for the new U.S Administration to appear strong in the face of a pandemic and not just a mere pushover to China, Biden has decided to turn the Origins of Covid-19 into a political pandering whistle, Something the Conservative establishment under Trump wanted to run with as well.
The Big Lie Technique in action. If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.
As if taking a page from the big lie technique, During the Trump administration, Pompeo stated multiple times, without offering any proof or having ‘significant’ evidence, that the new coronavirus emerged from a Chinese lab. In fact, he told that lie so many times that if you ask an average person today in any U.S city, the person would most likely repeat the same lie Pompeo has been repeating.
The Problem with betting the farm
If these allegations are proven to be false, it would be another blow to the U.S intelligence agency, and it would also put into question the effectiveness and the neutrality of the intelligence agency, one that The (POTUS) President looks to during the Daily Brief (PDB) in order to make foreign policy decisions.
President's Daily Briefing or the President's Daily Bulletin is a top-secret document produced and given each morning to the president of the United States
- Biden calls on intelligence community to intensify investigation.
Push Back From China
For its part, China decided not to let the WHO Investigation turn into a political football and thus did not agree with any extra investigations being pushed by the U.S. Politicians. That, in turn created an opportunity for the western media to label the Chinese decision as suspicious. Ultimately the Western Media would continue pushing the narrative of China being guilty until proven innocent.
Political Witch Hunts
In the U.S, if you don’t have anything to hide, you are expected to let investigators do their job. unfortunately, the U.S Government has a track record of using investigations for its own geopolitical reasons.
Example: U.S investigations being used as political ploys During the Bush administration, The United States asserted that Hussein's frequent lack of cooperation was a breach of Resolution 1441, but failed to convince the United Nations Security Council to pass a new resolution authorizing the use of force due to lack of evidence. U.S run investigation [ex·am·ple]
Looking Back at the U.S
Chinese politicians had hinted they might allow an investigation, But it needed to be wider in its focus. Officials said they would be open to an investigation but only if all other theories were also looked into, Fort Detrick being one of them.
A senior Chinese epidemiologist Zeng Guang, the chief epidemiologist with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said the United States should also be part of any investigations into the origin of COVID-19; this comes after a study showed the disease could have been circulating there as early as December 2019. Part of the reasoning behind China’s call into an investigation of the U.S is its lack of tracking or testing for Covid-19. Chinese officials also point to the many biological laboratories in the U.S.
Back in China, Half a million Chinese netizens sign a joint letter to the WHO demanding a probe into the US’ Fort Detrick lab. Unfortunately, the U.S declined to let Fort Detrick lab be investigated.
The New U.S Backed WHO investigation
Today the WHO organization’s “New” U.S pushed investigation is risking ruing the reputation of the already polarized WHO by succumbing to U.S political pressures rather than letting the science dictate the facts.
The new investigation team is being run by Peter Karim Ben Embarek, Danish food scientist and program manager at World Health Organization specializing in food safety and zoonoses.
The new WHO investigation seems to be based more on opinion and hypothetical scenarios rather than facts in regards to the origins. Not surprisingly, the new western-backed investigation is substituting scientific facts for low probable possibilities that could fit into the western narrative, calling those that are in line with their own made-up facts as ones that have a more likely probability.
The New Scientific theory
The Scientific theory is “A lab employee could have been infected in the field while collecting samples in a bat cave, unbeknown and taken it back to the lab.
A Much Wider Scope is needed
Looking at all countries is also something that perhaps needs to be done if only to eliminate any probability.
Such as in Europe, where the Coronavirus was found to be in Italy almost 6 months before the first official case, a new study shows · COVID-19 was circulating in Italy from September 2019