Coronavirus: Research

(asked on 27th May 2021) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to investigate the origins of COVID-19, and (2) to call for a stronger multilateral investigation on the topic, following the announcement of such plans by the President of the United States of America.


Answered by
Lord Bethell Portrait
Lord Bethell
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
This question was answered on 10th June 2021

We have been clear that a transparent, independent and science-led investigation is an important part of the international effort to understand how Covid-19 started and how it spread. Phase one of the World Health Organisation-convened COVID-19 origins study reported on 30 March and was always meant to be the beginning of the process, not the end. Our priority now is to ensure a timely, transparent, evidence-based, and expert-led Phase Two study.

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