White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Monday that the United States will continue to “pressure” China to be “transparent” about the origin of COVID-19.
In a press conference, Psaki said that Washington would not “give up so easily” in its demand for an investigation into the origin of the new coronavirus and stressed that it would act “in coordination with the international community” so that the Asian country would “get data and information.” Share information “.
In this regard, he has indicated that the United States will continue its “commitment” at the “highest level” to an investigation “through diplomatic talks and national security” and will work with the World Health Organization (WHO). and international partners to exert this “pressure” to ensure that Beijing “publishes the underlying data and participates in the second phase of the investigation.”
“We will not stand idly by and accept that they have said they will not attend,” added the spokeswoman, highlighting that the United States is launching its “own” reviews and trials on the matter.
With that in mind, she has signaled that she is “certain” that the origin of COVID-19 will be one of the “topics of discussion” for US President Joe Biden on the trip that begins this week and will take him to the United States Kingdom. , the NATO summit in Brussels or his long-awaited meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
A joint study by the WHO and China in March concluded that the coronavirus is very unlikely to emerge from a laboratory and states that it would most likely jump from bats to humans to “determine”.
For its part, the US this week expressed its desire to deepen the origins of COVID-19 and criticized Beijing’s lack of “transparency” on the matter.