In the end, Donald Trump may have been right. The coronavirus underlying the Covid-19 pandemic may have been created in the laboratory. And China would even be ready to admit it, but blaming the scientists who would cover up the case. According to what TgCom24 writes, this would be the exit strategy of a negotiation that is underway between the first two world powers to close the controversy on the virus and turn the page.
China-US negotiation on the origin of the virus before the American secret service report
The newspaper directed by Paolo Liguori, who already from the very first days supports the theory of the accidental escape of the virus from the phantom Wuhan laboratory, claims that Washington and Beijing may have reached an agreement on closing the deal, before the 90 days granted at the end of May by the new US president Joe Biden to the US secret services to present a report on the origin of Covid. Report that obviously could demonstrate the artificial origin of the virus.
The hypothesis: China admits the artificial origin of the virus, but the fault of the Wuhan scientists who covered up the case
And then, in order not to get to the head-on collision, the solution would be the following: China would recognize that the SARS-CoV-2 virus would have accidentally escaped from the Wuhan laboratory where it was studied and the US would accept the Beijing version, which it would claim to having learned of the “escape” of the virus only recently and after more than a year of investigation.
Beijing will also guarantee, again according to the hypothesis put forward by TgCom24, that the scientists and researchers who have kept the truth hidden by preventing China from promptly informing the United States and the world of the serious threat will be prosecuted.
The WHO director calls for a new investigation in China on the origin of the virus
The argument of the possible artificiality of the virus, on the other hand, is fully topical. A few days ago, WHO director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, proposed a new mission to China to continue investigations into the origin of the coronavirus including controls in Wuhan laboratories. The WHO director said the investigation was hampered by the lack of raw data on the first days of release in China.
In the long-delayed report, released in late March, the international team and their Chinese counterparts did not draw firm conclusions, instead ranking a number of hypotheses based on what they believed were likely, after four weeks in the central city of Wuhan and surroundings. According to the report that the virus passes from bats to humans via an intermediate animal is the most likely scenario, while a theory involving the virus leaking from a laboratory is “extremely unlikely”.
But the investigation and the report were criticized for their lack of transparency, and for failing to fully evaluate the laboratory escape theory to which only 440 words were devoted to discussing and rejecting it. Countries like the United States and some scientists have called for further investigation, particularly the Wuhan Institute of Virology which was conducting research on bats. “Finding the origins of this virus is a scientific exercise that must be kept free of politics. For this to happen, we expect China to support this next phase of the scientific process by sharing all relevant data in a spirit of transparency,” he said. Tedros.
China for now insists on the theory that the virus was created in the US
China has called the theory that the virus may have escaped from a Wuhan laboratory “absurd” and has repeatedly said that “politicizing” the issue would hinder investigations. And, indeed, in recent months it has repeatedly re-launched the theory that the virus may have been artificially created, but in the United States. Or that its natural origin is in Italy.
If China admits the mistake, the global balance changes
Admitting that he escaped from the Wuhan laboratory, albeit blaming the scientists who would have covered up everything thus keeping Xi Jinping and the central government in the dark, would be a sensational own goal that would make Beijing lose important geopolitical and diplomatic positions. If it really came to a situation like the one envisioned by TgCom24, it would mean that China would have decided that the lesser evil would be to admit a very serious mistake rather than face increasingly embarrassing accusations in a climate of tension.
It is still difficult to imagine such an admission, but if it were to arrive, the rules of the game and the global equilibrium would suddenly change.