GENEVA, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) – On Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said an international panel of experts on the mission of tracing the origins of the novel coronavirus disease was conducted. (COVID-19) in the Chinese city of Wuhan It is a group of “independent” experts who are not under any party.
“I have heard many times that this is a study or an investigation by the organization. This is not true, ”said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghibrijesus, the organization’s director-general. Press release from Geneva He reiterated that the above mission is an independent study composed of 10 independent experts.
Peter Ben Mbarek, head of the International Experts Council in Wuhan. They said their report would be a consensus document, with “the international and Chinese experts have reached an agreement on the summary report.”
Embarek said an expert panel of 17 international scientists and 17 Chinese researchers was working together to publish a joint report. Which will play a role “Provide advice for further study in the future”
Mbarek, meanwhile, sees further studies be needed to “explore certain hypotheses and improve our understanding of the origin of the virus”.
Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO’s Public Health Emergency Program. Reminds of the difficulties in coming up with absolute conclusions, says, “Making real conclusions on all points is virtually impossible in science. What we can do is reach conclusions based on the evidence that we have beforehand. ”
An international panel of experts summed up the results of the one-month research in Wuhan last week. And presented the preliminary research results at a press conference in China. By eliminating the assumption that the virus has escaped from the laboratory
News source of the Organization It said the expert panel is working on a summary report expected to be published this week. The full report will be published in the coming weeks.