S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo now indicated coronavirus could have originated at a lab in Wuhan, the Chinese town in which the virus was initially reported.
He cited poor security and safety at epidemiological labs, such as in the city of Wuhan.
He worried he had no reason to think that the virus had been intentionally spread but he awakened harsh U.S. criticism of the Chinese to get their reaction to the outbreak.
“Recall, China has a history of infecting the Earth, plus they have a history of conducting insufficient labs,” Pompeo mentioned on Sunday (May 3) on ABC’s”This Week” program.
“These aren’t the very first times that we have had a planet vulnerable to viruses as a consequence of failures at a Chinese laboratory. Therefore, while the intelligence community has been doing its job, they ought to continue to do so, and confirm so that we’re sure, I will tell you there is a large quantity of proof that this came from this lab in Wuhan.”
It comes just days after US President Donald Trump blamed China because it handled the outbreak.
The US has experienced the maximum amount of coronavirus-related deaths, over 66,300, in addition to the maximum number of documented Covid-19 instances, over 1.1 million.
Worldwide, the epidemic has infected over 3.4 million people killed over 246,000, based on the same Johns Hopkins University tally according to figures provided by government health authorities around the world.