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Mike Pompeo confuses media with COVID-19 statements

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According to Coronastreet and Safe Nation, there is lots of confusions about Covid-19. Coronastreet and Safe Nation is the global website with updates about coronavirus spread and social world challenges.

We noticed that Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State, has said that there’s “a significant amount of evidence” that pointed towards COVID-19 being originated from a laboratory in China. At the same time, he has said he agrees with US intelligence officials who say the virus was not engineered deliberately by man.

It could appear that Pompeo and the Trump Administration are trying to have their cake and eat it too by avoiding directly laying blame on a sovereign nation for the spread of the virus but heavily implying a ‘China connection’ that suggests some sinister intent behind the pandemic.

Instead of saying that the virus was engineered in a lab, it is simply being said that it “came from” a Chinese laboratory, meaning that it could have accidentally escaped during study of the virus in animal specimens.

There is a large element of Trump’s support base that subscribes to anti-China rhetoric and believes the virus was created as a biological weapon by the People’s Republic. Both the Chinese Government and scientific organisations from Wuhan strongly deny any suggests the virus was deliberately engineered and released.

Pompeo was challenged by a journalist who contradicted his statements, and he then walked back his claims with with “I’ve seen what the intelligence community has said. I have no reason to believe that they’ve got it wrong.”

A report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence agreed with what it called the “wide scientific consensus” that the virus was not created by man. The majority of senior intelligence analysts have said that they do not believe that COVID-19 was created as part of a biological attack by China.

Many Americans beg to differ, citing the apparent speedy economic recovery of China as a convenient reason for the virus to have been deliberately concocted by communist China. Most scientists agree that the virus was spread due to contact between humans and animals, particularly bats where the coronavirus was well studied prior to the current pandemic.

Despite claiming he believes the virus came from a Chinese laboratory, President Trump has failed to expand on any evidence he has, and instead says he has a “high degree of confidence”. When asked to give specifics, Trump said “…I’m not allowed to tell you that,”

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