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China Rejects WHO Call for More Transparency on Origins Probe
July 20, 2021

China Rejects WHO Call for More Transparency on Origins Probe

By Shannon Tiezzi
China’s Foreign Ministry bluntly rejected the WHO’s call for China to be more cooperative with investigations into COVID-19’s origins.

Where Did COVID-19 Come From?
July 17, 2021

Where Did COVID-19 Come From?

Maciej Boni, Gigi Gronvall, and Yanzhong Huang discuss the investigation into COVID-19's origins: what we know and what we don't know.
WHO Chief Says It Was ‘Premature’ to Rule out COVID Lab Leak
July 16, 2021

WHO Chief Says It Was ‘Premature’ to Rule out COVID Lab Leak

By Frank Jordans and Maria Cheng
Tedros also made a rare public criticism of China, directly asking Beijing to “to be transparent, open and cooperate” with the WHO investigation.

Webinar Alert: Where Did COVID-19 Come From?
July 07, 2021

Webinar Alert: Where Did COVID-19 Come From?

Experts Question If WHO Should Lead Pandemic Origins Probe
July 02, 2021

Experts Question If WHO Should Lead Pandemic Origins Probe

By Maria Cheng and Dake Kang
There are increasing calls for an independent analysis to discover where COVID-19 came from, given the politicization of the WHO investigation.

How Will the Chinese Communist Party Withstand Increasing Calls for COVID-19 Pandemic Accountability?
May 29, 2021

How Will the Chinese Communist Party Withstand Increasing Calls for COVID-19 Pandemic Accountability?

By Bonnie Girard
As international outrage mounts, can the CCP replicate its success in escaping pariah status after the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989?

Biden Asks US Intel Officials to Investigate COVID-19 Origin
May 27, 2021

Biden Asks US Intel Officials to Investigate COVID-19 Origin

By Zeke Miller and Aamer Madhani
Biden in a statement said the majority of the intelligence community had "coalesced" around two possible scenarios.
WHO’s COVID-19 Origin Report Leaves Everyone Unsatisfied
April 01, 2021

WHO’s COVID-19 Origin Report Leaves Everyone Unsatisfied

By Shannon Tiezzi
The U.S. led its allies in issuing a statement of concern, while China attempted to push back on pointed comments from the WHO’s director general.

The WHO Should Be More Wary of China
February 11, 2021

The WHO Should Be More Wary of China

By Ben Lowsen
From the recent investigation in Wuhan and beyond, the WHO is staking its credibility on the word of a malicious actor.

WHO Team Wraps up COVID-19 Origins Probe in Wuhan
February 09, 2021

WHO Team Wraps up COVID-19 Origins Probe in Wuhan

By Associated Press
As expected, the team made few definitive pronouncements – other than ruling out the theory that the virus originally leaked from a lab in Wuhan.

WHO COVID-19 Origin Probe Kicks off in Wuhan
January 28, 2021

WHO COVID-19 Origin Probe Kicks off in Wuhan

By Shannon Tiezzi
The WHO team's activities will be closely watched -- figuratively by the world, and literally by the Chinese government.
China COVID-19 Cases Spike as WHO Researchers Visit
January 15, 2021

China COVID-19 Cases Spike as WHO Researchers Visit

By Associated Press
As a global team arrives to investigate the pandemic’s origins, China is seeing a rare surge in its infections.

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