The World Health Organization (WHO) consultant advisor Jamie Metzl points out flaws in this entity’s recent report about the origin of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus that prevent it from being considered authoritative. 

He also describes as reckless the conclusions presented that exclude the possibility that the virus escaped from the laboratory in Wuhan, the first Chinese city to be hard hit by the outbreak of the epidemic, especially since “… the circumstantial evidence is overwhelming,” according to Sky News on April 4. 

“This entire joint team study, in my view, is not credible or valid because they examined some hypotheses and not others, and then had the temerity to rank the likelihood of the different hypotheses.”

Metzl also notes that the criticized study was not conducted by WHO but is a “joint study by an independent advisory committee” of the World Health Organization and its “Chinese counterparts,” according to the video below.

The report focuses on the hypothesis that the virus could have originated in the horseshoe bat species, from where it went on to infect humans.  

Metzl considers this possibility remote as this bat species is typical of a habitat far removed from Wuhan. The Wuhan laboratory contains a considerable collection of coronaviruses.  

“Wuhan is well beyond their range. Wuhan doesn’t have horseshoe bats,” said Metzl. 

He added, “What Wuhan does have is China’s only level-four virology institute with the world’s largest collection of bat coronaviruses.”

Additionally, Metzl emphasizes the suppression of evidence executed by the CCP and its crackdown on people who tried to trace the harmful virus’s origin. 

“On top of that from day one, China began a massive coverup that involved destroying samples, hiding databases, and other records, and imprisoning journalists.”

To make matters worse, four of the independent advisory committee members that ‘investigated’ Wuhan had substantial working relationships with the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which would set up conflicts of interest, affecting the report’s adequacy. 

Many researchers point to the Wuhan lab as the most likely source of the CCP virus. However, the CCP has blocked access to data in several ways.

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is among those who believe so, referring to China’s history of accidents involving the virus.

“Accidental infections in labs have caused several previous virus outbreaks in China and elsewhere, including a 2004 SARS outbreak in Beijing,” Pompeo said in a statement.