U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the establishment of a new “Global Health Security” office Tuesday. However, despite the Biden administration announcing the new health office in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Blinken avoided mentioning the latest information pertaining to the origin of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a press release on Tuesday, Blinken laid out the vision for the Bureau of Global Health Security and Diplomacy, which is designed to integrate global health security as a fundamental part of American national security and foreign policy.
“The Bureau’s overarching mission is to fortify the global health security architecture to effectively prevent, detect, control, and respond to infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS,” Blinken stated.
Strikingly, there was no comment regarding recent revelations surrounding the potential origins of the Covid-19 virus.
The creation of the Bureau is in response to the Biden administration’s belief that a unified approach to global health crises is needed, according to The Daily Caller.
“The Covid-19 pandemic underscored the vital role the United States must play in addressing global health and health security issues,” Blinken stated, adding that the Bureau will provide a unified voice on global health security and diplomacy. The aim is to combine strengths, functions, personnel, and resources from various offices, centralizing the U.S.’s strategy for future pandemic prevention and mitigation.
According to the White Coat Waste Project, evidence has been found that suggests the virus originated from a lab in Wuhan. This report includes allegations of funding from the Department of Defense to the Wuhan Institute of Virology through EcoHealth Alliance, a non-governmental research group.
In early July, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to strip funding from both EcoHealth and the Wuhan Virology Institute, followed by the Biden administration suspending future funding for the Wuhan Institute of Virology later in July, according to The Daily Caller.
Justin Goodman, senior vice president of White Coat Waste Project, has described the recent findings as a “blockbuster” and accused EcoHealth Alliance of violating federal policy.
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