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China called out by World Health Organization over COVID origin data

The Chinese CDC director said the comments were ‘offensive and disrespectful’

Adam Sabes

By Adam Sabes | Fox News

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Chinese health officials are defending their search to find the source of the coronavirus and criticized the leader of the World Health Organization after saying that China should have shared genetic information earlier.

Shen Hongbing, director of the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention called the comments “offensive and disrespectful,” accusing the organization of “attempting to smear China.” Hongbing said that the WHO should not be helping others “politicize COVID-19.”

Hongbing was responding to comments made by the WHO Director, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, when he said that newly disclosed genetic material from Wuhan should have been made available when the virus began.

“These data could have — and should have — been shared three years ago,” Ghebreyesus said on March 17.

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