Senate, House intelligence committees also probing COVID-19 origins -officials – Reuters

SUBMIT PHOTO: Security personnel keep watch outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology throughout the see by the World Health Organization (WHO) team charged with investigating the origins of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19), in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 3, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo/File PhotoThree government sources cautioned that U.S. spy companies had actually not yet reached any conclusion as to the origins of the virus, which initially appeared in Wuhan and then spread worldwide.Meanwhile, the House Intelligence Committee, chaired by Democrat Adam Schiff, has been carrying out a “deep dive” into U.S. intelligence agencies “response to and reporting about the pandemic,” a 2nd Congressional official said.The House panel is continuing to push the firms for info, the authorities stated.”Last week, the House committees Republican minority provided its own report on COVID-19, focusing particularly on the Wuhan Institute of Virology.The GOP report asserted that there was “considerable circumstantial proof raises severe issues that the COVID19 break out may have been a leak” from the institute, suggested the Wuhan lab was involved in biological weapons research, and that Beijing had actually tried to “cover up” the virus origins.Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.