Pompeo accuses China to disclose information on Covid-19 earlier and says WHO inquiry will be completely whitewashed

Pompeo accuses China to disclose information on Covid-19 earlier and says WHO inquiry will be completely whitewashed

Pompeo accuses China to disclose information on Covid-19 earlier and says WHO inquiry will be completely whitewashed
The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused China of failing to disclose information about the coronavirus when the first cases were detected in the city of Wuhan last year and said the World Health Organization’s [WHO] inquiry into the coronavirus pandemic will be a “completely white-washed investigation”.


That failure, Mr Pompeo said, had “killed over 100,000 Americans and “cost the global economy trillions and trillions of dollars”.


“And now it is allowing the World Health Organization to go in to conduct what I am confident will be a completely, a completely white-washed investigation,” Mr Pompeo said at a news conference on Wednesday.


Mr Pompeo appears to be referring to an independent inquiry into the global response to the coronavirus pandemic, launched by the WHO earlier this month.


Chaired by two former world leaders, the panel will be tasked with analysing responses to the pandemic by member states and the WHO itself.


The panel will not, however, look into the origin of the coronavirus, as Mr Pompeo and other world leaders had demanded.


Throughout the pandemic, the Trump administration has implicated the WHO in an alleged cover-up by the Chinese in the early stages of the pandemic.

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