WORLD WHO calls for depoliticizing COVID-19 origin tracing


WHO calls for depoliticizing COVID-19 origin tracing


08:32, August 13, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) called for all governments to depoliticize origin tracing and to work together to develop a common framework for future emerging pathogens of pandemic potential on Thursday.

In this photo taken on February 24, 2020 the logo of the World Health Organization (WHO) at the entrance of their headquarters in Geneva. (File photo: AFP)

Following the publication of the WHO-China joint report of the phase one studies on the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in March 2021, the WHO has outlined the next series of studies that need to be undertaken and continues to be in discussions with Member States and experts on next steps, said the WHO in a statement.

The WHO's priority is for scientists to build on the first phase of studies, implement the recommendations outlined in the March 2021 report and accelerate scientific efforts on all hypotheses, the statement added.

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