WHO calls on governments to cooperate to accelerate studies into origins of COVID-19

August 13, 2021 - 6:43 PM
World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a bilateral meeting with Swiss Interior and Health Minister Alain Berset on the sidelines of the opening of the 74th World Health Assembly at the WHO headquarters, in Geneva, Switzerland May 24, 2021. (Laurent Gillieron/Pool via Reuters/File Photo)

The World Health Organization has called for all governments  to cooperate to accelerate studies into the origins of the COVID19 pandemic and “to depoliticize the situation.”

WHO reiterates that the search for the origins of SARS-CoV-2 is not and should not be an exercise in attributing blame, finger-pointing or political point-scoring,” it said in a statement on Thursday. — Editing by Chris Reese