China did 'little' to hunt for Covid origins in early months, says WHO document

By Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington12 days ago

Exclusive: summary from visit last year reveals Chinese officials offered scant details

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Chinese officials did “little” in terms of epidemiological investigations into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic in Wuhan in the first eight months after the outbreak, according to an internal World Health Organization document seen by the Guardian.

The internal WHO travel report summary, dated 10 August 2020, also said the team who met Chinese counterparts as part of a mission to help find the origins of the virus received scant new information at that time, and were not given any documents or written data during extensive discussions with Chinese officials.

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