Joe Biden orders US intelligence to intensify efforts to study Covid’s originsMay 27, 2021
President also asks US intelligence community to explore the unlikely possibility that virus origins trace to Chinese lab
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Joe Biden has ordered the US intelligence community to intensify its efforts to study the origins of coronavirus, adding that it will continue to press for China to participate in a full investigation.
The president said he received a report earlier this month with the “most up-to-date analysis of the origins of Covid-19”, but had asked intelligence agencies to “redouble” their efforts to identify a “definitive conclusion” on how the virus was first transmitted in humans.