Biden Orders Report on Coronavirus Origin From U.S. Spies in 90 Days
Today the president asked the intelligence community to re-double their efforts to collect and analyze information. That could bring us closer to a definitive conclusion and to a report back to him in 90 days. Back in early 2020, the president called for the CDC.
To get access to China to learn about the virus. So we could fight it more effectively getting to the bottom of the origin. Is this of this pandemic will help us understand. How to prepare for the next pandemic and the next one.
We have done this throughout our coveted response. We have been committed to a whole of the government’s effort to ensure. We’re doing everything to both understand and end this pandemic and to prevent future pandemics. This is why the president is asking us intelligence community in cooperation with other elements of our government to redouble efforts to collect and analyze information.
That could bring the world closer to a definitive conclusion on the origin of the virus and deliver a report to him again in 90 days. It will be another whole government effort. As I mentioned including work by our national labs and other agencies importantly. We will continue to push for a stronger multi multilateral investigation into the origins of the virus in China and we will continue to press China. To participate in a fully transparent evidence-based international investigation with the needed access.
To get to the bottom of a virus that’s taken more than three million lives across. The globe and critically to share information and lessons. That will help us all prevent future pandemics.