White House blasts China's 'dangerous' rejection of coronavirus origins study
The White House on Thursday called China’s rejection of a second phase of the World Health Organization's (WHO) investigation into the origins of the coronavirus “irresponsible” and “dangerous.”
“We are deeply disappointed. Their position is irresponsible and frankly dangerous,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters when asked about Beijing’s rejection of the investigation, which would examine the possibility the virus emerged from a laboratory.
“Alongside other member states around the world, we continue to call for China to provide the needed access to data and samples and this is critical...