US intelligence believes coronavirus was not developed as a biological weapon

(ORDO NEWS) — The US intelligence community, in its report on the origins of the coronavirus, concluded that it was not developed as a biological weapon. A declassified version of the document, which summarizes the intelligence services’ findings, was published on Friday on the website of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

“We believe that the virus was not developed as a biological weapon,” the document says.

“Most agencies (in the US intelligence community) also give a low confidence assessment that SARS-CoV-2 probably was not genetically engineered, but two agencies believe that there is not enough evidence to give one or the other. assessment on this matter,”- also noted in the text.

It emphasizes that the US intelligence services have not come to a common conclusion regarding the origin of the virus and “their opinions still differ.” “All departments believe that two hypotheses are plausible: natural contact with an infected animal and an incident in the laboratory,” – said in the published version of the document.

US President Joe Biden said in May that the US intelligence community does not have enough information to say with certainty how the spread of SARS-CoV-2 began: after human contact with an infected animal or because of a possible incident in the laboratory of the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China … The American leader then instructed the secret services to redouble efforts to study all available data and prepare a new report for him in 90 days. A classified version of this document was presented to Biden on Tuesday.


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