He noted that he “has theories” about the origin of the coronavirus pandemic, but he will wait for the opinion of scientists. So he answered the question of the pool’s journalists if he had theories about the origin of COVID-19.
Earlier, the former director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield, put forward a new version of the origin of COVID-19, saying that the virus appeared in a laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan. In his opinion, the virus began to spread in September 2019. Still, the TV channel notes that this version contradicts the earlier statements of the World Health Organization (WHO) on this score.
China is accused of hiding the outbreak, trying to silence doctors who tried to raise the alarm and belatedly informing the world about what happened. The PRC was also blamed for obstructing an external investigation into the origin of the virus.