The World Health Organization boss maintains the Covid pandemic came from a leak in a Wuhan laboratory in 2019. In a report on Sunday, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus addressed the Member State Information on Covid-19 and reportedly confided in a senior European politician wherein he said that a catastrophic accident at the Wuhan facility is most likely where the coronavirus infections started.

According to the Daily Mail, this major concern surfaced as the report was released stating the Wuhan lableak conspiracy theory still needs compelling evidence. Ghebreyesus admitted that they still do not have concrete answers as to where the virus came from or how it managed to spread globally.  

“All hypotheses must remain on the table until we have evidence that enables us to rule certain hypotheses in or out. This makes it all the more urgent that this scientific work be kept separate from politics,” the Director-General said. He further explained that the only way to prevent “politicization” is for all nations to share relevant data and samples while remaining transparent without having the need for government to interfere. 

“The only way this scientific work can progress successfully is with full collaboration from all countries, including China, where the first cases of SARS-CoV-2 were reported,” he added.

Previously, Western intelligence services honed in on the Wuhan Institute of Virology as the probable origin of the coronavirus-having been home to scientists who are known to collect coronavirus samples from bats located some 1,000 miles away and manipulate them in the lab. These are the same caves where Covid-19 is suspected to have come from in April 2020.

Heavy criticism fell on the WHO for this initial assessment and Wuhan lableak conspiracy theories were blamed on anti-China forces for political purposes. The original probe by WHO was fiercely objected to by China and after several nations including the UK, US and Australia criticized this, Ghebreyesus agreed that the report had flaws and ordered a new process into the probe and that sought to take a more cautious approach in blaming China.

“But morally, we also owe it to all those who have suffered and died and their families. The longer it takes, the harder it becomes. We need to speed up and act with a sense of urgency."

Meanwhile, Western intelligence still seems to be pointing fingers at the secretive Wuhan laboratory. Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is firm on his claims that in 2019, workers at the Wuhan lab were stricken with an illness that manifested similar symptoms of Covid-19. This occurred several weeks ahead of when the global alarm was raised.

Laboratory technicians work on samples in Wuhan Laboratory technicians wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) work on samples to be tested for the Covid-19 coronavirus at the Fire Eye laboratory, a Covid-19 testing facility, in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province early on August 5, 2021. Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images