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WHO chief sharpens call for China to further help probe into origin of pandemic

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Jon CohenScience’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Heising-Simons Foundation.In a sharp tightening of the diplomatic screws, the director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is urging China to increase its transparency about the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic and allow greater access to its labs to help resolve the origin of SARS-CoV-2.

Tedros, as he prefers to be called, also says WHO will create a new body to conduct the next phase of studies into the emergence of the virus, an unexpected move that concerns some scientists, including at least one member of an existing mission that the agency organized to study COVID-19’s origin.

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