US and 13 allies concerned about WHO report into Covid origins

The United States and 13 allies have jointly voiced concern over a World Health Organization-backed report on the origins of COVID-19 and urged China to provide “full access” to experts. The United States, in a statement with allies including Australia, Britain, Canada, Japan, and South Korea, said that the WHO-backed mission to China “was significantly delayed and lacked access to complete, original data and samples.” The long-awaited report by experts appointed by the WHO and their Chinese counterparts said that the global pandemic likely came to humans from animals and that it was “extremely unlikely” the virus escaped from a lab in the city of Wuhan