Washington is not sure that coronavirus infection appeared in the laboratories of the Chinese city of Wuhan. This was announced on Thursday, May 7, by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. We have no certainty (about the origin of the virus. – Ed.) There is substantial evidence that the virus occurred in the laboratory. Both of these statements may be true, ”Sky News quoted him as saying.
In addition, the Secretary of State said he does not trust data on infections and deaths from China.
A few days ago, Pompeo reported that the United States has “tremendous evidence” that a new coronavirus originated in Wuhan’s laboratory.
At the same time, in late April, American scientists have refuted versions about the creation of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, in the laboratory. According to them, the virus is of animal origin. The World Health Organization also claimed the natural origin of coronavirus.
On April 28, US President Donald Trump noted that he was considering several options for “punishing” the PRC for coronavirus. He did not rule out that the United States would demand monetary compensation of tens of billions of dollars. Later, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov condemned attempts to bring claims to China because of a pandemic. According to Worldometer on May 7, about 3.8 million cases of coronavirus infection were registered in the world, of which more than 250 thousand were fatal. The USA is the first in the world instead of the number of infected people – today the number of detected cases in the country has exceeded 1.2 million people, more than 75 thousand have died