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The U.S. Senate Committee Is Investigating The Cause Of COVID-19

The U.S. Senate Committee Is Investigating The Cause Of COVID-19

The United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs will launch a large-scale investigation into the causes and spread of the coronavirus, as well as the role of China and the World Health Organization (WHO) in the fight against the virus, the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Ron Johnson, told Politico.

According to him, the Committee intends to find out why the U.S. stocks were not "better prepared" for the epidemic, why pharmaceuticals and medical equipment are produced abroad, and will also study who responded to the coronavirus and how the virus was initially able to spread in China.

"How did it all start? Was there any animal-to-human transmission? Or did it come from a lab in China? Perhaps there were good intentions behind this, attempts to come up with different medications, methods of treating the coronavirus in General. We need to know what role who may have played in trying to hide this case, " the Senator said.

Johnson noted that he trusted Senator Rick Scott to investigate the role of who, which, according to the U.S. authorities, did not do enough to find out in China accurate information about the coronavirus in the early stages of its spread.

Earlier, U.S. President Donald Trump again threatened that he could withdraw the US from the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Trump has criticized both organizations for what they are, in his opinion, harm the interests of the United States.

In particular, according to trump, the WTO contributed to China's "dishonest" trade actions against the U.S., and the who "was too focused on China," although it receives the lion's share of funding from the US. In this regard, trump promised to review the funding of the who.