SCMP: China’s Covid origins snub shows limits to World Health Organization’s power
Thu July, 2021, Age: 3 years
China has rebuffed the World Health Organization’s planned second phase investigation into the origins of Covid-19. In particular, the WHO’s plan to investigate the ‘lab leak’ theory, which was endorsed by the U.S., has been rejected by China. This highlights the difficulties the WHO faces in operating amid political pressure from its most powerful members.