The U.S. intelligence report on the origin of the coronavirus will be ready on Tuesday, first U.S. President Joe Biden will get acquainted with it, and a few days later, the document will be provided to the public, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.
“This will happen on Tuesday, August 24; mark it in your calendars,” she said.
Psaki added that first, the full version of the report would be shown to Biden, and then it will take several days to present the final report to the public.
In mid-August, CNN, citing sources, reported that the U.S. special services had already prepared a preliminary version of the report, which is being checked. According to journalists, there is “nothing out of the ordinary” in the document, but it is possible that the data may change before the end of August. It is claimed that the intelligence service could not accurately determine whether COVID-19 originated in the Wuhan Institute of Virology laboratory or whether it passed to humans naturally from animals.
At the end of May, the White House prepared a material that considered the version of the spread of the coronavirus due to an emergency in a scientific laboratory. The message of the U.S. administration quoted the opinion of U.S. President Joe Biden that the intelligence community “united around two possible scenarios, but did not conclude this issue.”
The head of the White House then clarified that he instructed the relevant agencies to “double their efforts to collect and analyze information that will help bring the investigation … to a conclusion” on this problem and inform him about the results within 90 days.