The Wall Street Journal slammed the G-7 for their “feckless” calls for another World Health Organization (WHO) investigation into the origins of coronavirus.
The leaders of the G-7 nations published a “shared agenda” Sunday that detailed dozens of initiatives, including a call for the WHO to conduct “a timely, transparent, expert-led, and science-based” investigation into the origins of COVID-19 in China.
“On Covid-19’s origin, meanwhile, the G-7 is already demonstrating the weakness of multilateralism backed only by gauzy, hopeful rhetoric,” the editorial board wrote. (RELATED: A Visibly Confused, Tired-Looking Joe Biden Mixes Up Libya, Syria Three Times In Speech On Russia)
“Is that it? The world’s leaders want the same WHO that failed in its first Covid-19 origin study to do another one—this time with . . . feeling?”
The WSJ’s editorial board also pointed out that the scientists from the first coronavirus origin study had been involved in funding the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the lab at the center of the lab leak theory. Their involvement represents “a clear conflict of interest,” the WSJ editorial board wrote.
“China denied the WHO team access to key data and records from the early days of the virus,” the article continued. “Why does anyone think a ‘Phase 2’ probe would have any more access and do any better under the auspices of a WHO that remains heavily compromised on China?”
The WSJ editorial board also said that the G-7’s calls for a new investigation aren’t serious and demonstrate how a group that includes dictatorships inevitably works against U.S. interests. “China won’t be moved by feckless G-7 pleas for better behavior.”