Chinese researchers wouldn’t share key information on Covid-19 that may have found the birthplace of the destructive infection.
Authorities in China encouraged the specialists to accept the public authority’s account about the infection – and not accept reports about the Wuhan wet market or that the infection was started in a lab.
Thea Kølsen Fischer, a Danish epidemiologist on the team, said: “It was my take on the entire mission that it was highly geopolitical.
“Everybody knows how much pressure there is on China to be open to an investigation and also how much blame there might be associated with this.”
Disappointed in their endeavors, regardless the WHO group traded off with their report on Covid-19.
They applauded the Chinese government’s straightforwardness, yet pushed for more examination about the beginning of the virus in Wuhan in late 2019.
The group requested insights concerning the primary patients – and potential ones preceding that.
“We asked for that on a number of occasions and they gave us some of that, but not necessarily enough to do the sorts of analyses you would do,” said Dominic Dwyer, an Australian microbiologist on the WHO team, referring to the confirmed cases.
Chinese scientists acknowledged they had found out 92 people hospitalized in Wuhan as early as October 2019 with the Covid-like symptoms of a fever and coughing.
The Chinese experts said they had found no trace of Covid-19 in those people, but the tests were incomplete.
The WHO team is expected to release a full report about its findings in coming weeks