(RightWing.org) – The Biden administration is pursuing two pathways to discovering where the COVID-19 pandemic began. One track involves working with the international investigation spearheaded by the World Health Organization (WHO). The other one began with President Biden’s May 26 announcement that he asked the nation’s intelligence services to “redouble their efforts” to arrive at a “definitive conclusion” regarding the coronavirus’ origin and report back to him in 90 days.
Biden’s National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, discussed those efforts during an interview with CNN host Dana Bash on Sunday, June 20. He said the Biden administration wouldn’t “issue threats or ultimatums” at this point. Instead, the administration plans to “rally” the international community’s support to get to the bottom of the pandemic’s origins.
Natl. Security Adviser Jake Sullivan says the US is working with the international community to investigate the origins of Covid-19, despite China stonewalling.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) June 20, 2021
Continuing, Sullivan said Biden has “rallied” support for the WHO investigation from the organization’s “democratic partners.” He also said everyone understands the need to access Chinese-based data to “understand” what happened in the United States.
Bash stated that it appeared the Biden administration was giving China a lot of leeway regarding its response to international calls for information. Sullivan responded that it will require a coordinated “diplomatic effort” to bring pressure on Chinese officials. He cited the recent call by G7 leaders for a “science-based” and “transparent” investigation led by the WHO.
With any luck, Sullivan is correct, and giving wiggle-room to China won’t backfire. The future health and safety of Americans depend on it.
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