As noted by the press Secretary of the White House, Jen Psaki, you should not rush to conclusions before receiving the relevant data.
The United States believes that the study of various theories of the origin of the new coronavirus should take place as part of an independent international investigation. This was stated on Tuesday at a regular briefing by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
“The US president believes that there should be an independent international investigation. <…> He [Joe Biden] is in favor of the Chinese side making more efforts in providing data,” Psaki said. – We hope that this will be the case in the second phase [of the investigation]. The President believes that any theories should be considered as part of this process. But now we should not rush to conclusions until we have the relevant data.”
According to her, the United States will participate in the investigation.
The Wall Street Journal newspaper on May 23 made a statement with reference to US intelligence data that at least three Chinese scientists from the Wuhan Institute of Virology of the People’s Republic of China were seriously ill in November 2019, which allegedly may speak in favor of the theory of the artificial origin of the new coronavirus. In March, the report of an international group of experts on a trip to China in January – February to investigate the origin of the new coronavirus was published. Experts could not come to an unambiguous conclusion. According to the final document of the mission published in Geneva, they consider the most likely scenario, according to which there was a transmission of the coronavirus between animals, and then to humans, the least likely – the occurrence of SARS-CoV-2 in the laboratory.