Scott Morrison has challenged China over the origins of Covid-19,‘deserves’ answers on how the virus got out. The Prime Minister says that Australia will continue to push for answers the world “deserves” over the origins of Covid-19 despite pushback from China. held firm on Australia’s probing approach to China despite significant backlash from the global power.
“Those who have lost their lives and their livelihoods, they deserve answers, andto ask to get those answers,” Mr. Morrison said after the federal cabinet on Friday.
Organisation director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus backflipped on Thursday, saying the organization was premature to rule out that a leak from a lab in Wuhan could have caused the Covid-19 pandemic.
Relations between Australia and China have deteriorated over the, seemingly sparked by Australia’s push for an independent inquiry into the virus’s origins.
The move know for the sake of world health … what happened?” he said. The emphasized the need for answers amid the devastating fallout of a pandemic that “destroyed the lives of millions”., where state media labeled Australia “gum stuck on the bottom of China’s shoe” and even suggested Covid-19 arrived in Wuhan via frozen Australian meat. But Mr. , claiming its questions were made in good faith. Australia has always wanted to
The world needs answers to this. The world deserves answers to this,” he urged.
But Mr. Morrison did not mention his thoughts about where the don’t know about the lab and whether that was the initiation of this. It may well have been, may not have been,” he said.. “We
I don’t have a view either way, and I’m unable to make that judgment.
Some of thescientists have now gone public, stating overwhelming” evidence Covid-19 was created in a Wuhan lab. In June’s explosive opinion piece in The Journal, Dr. Steven Quay and Professor Richard Muller said the chance the naturally in animals in China was “one in a million”.
Dr. Quay, the chief executive of pharmaceutical company Atossa Therapeutics, said a key piece of evidence pointing to awas that it was already highly contagious when the virus first appeared. Dr. Quay noted this was unusual, given viruses usually evolved as they through a population until the most infectious form dominated. America’s top , Dr. , has also said he is “not convinced” the virus developed naturally, calling for more proof to be presented that the virus did not start at China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology, where coronavirus research was being conducted on bats.