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U.S. Gets Crucial EU Support for New Study Into Covid’s Origins

June 8, 2021, 6:13 PM

The U.S. and the European Union are set to back a renewed push into investigating the origins of Covid-19 after conflicting assessments about where the outbreak started, according to a document seen by Bloomberg News.

In a draft statement the countries hope to adopt at a summit later this month, they “call for progress on a transparent, evidence-based, and expert-led WHO-convened phase 2 study on the origins of COVID-19, that is free from interference.”

The U.S. is among several countries that have called on China to be more transparent with its data and allow greater access, amid ongoing questions over ...

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