(Washington) US President Joe Biden announced in a statement on Monday that he had enacted a law that allows the declassification of documents concerning the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, which appeared in China.
“We need to get to the bottom of the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure we can better prevent future pandemics,” Biden said.
“My administration will declassify and release as much information as possible,” while respecting “national security,” the president pledged.
Initially supported by the Republican opposition, this text was finally the subject of a massive consensus with the Democrats, since it was voted unanimously by the House of Representatives – with a conservative majority.
This is all the more notable since the pandemic has created particularly deep partisan divisions in the United States, whether on vaccination, for example, or preventive measures.
Federal Police Director Christopher Wray recently deemed a lab accident in Wuhan, China to be “highly likely” the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic, soon after a similar hypothesis put forward by the US Department of Health. ‘Energy.
This has led the World Health Organization in particular to ask Americans to share their information.
The scientific community remains divided between supporters of the hypothesis of transmission by intermediate animal and those who defend the thesis of the escape from a laboratory in Wuhan.