In the United States, where coronavirus was recently confirmed in cats, the Pentagon, and intelligence agencies launched an investigation into the possible use of coronavirus as a biological weapon by US adversaries. This was reported with reference to sources by the newspaper Politico.
According to the authors of the article, the conduct of this investigation indicates a growing understanding by the national security apparatus of the problems of coronavirus and the risks that it carries. The newspaper emphasizes that officials do not believe that the coronavirus was intentionally created for this purpose.
According to Politico, the PentagonвЂ™s nuclear, chemical, and biological defense program continues to support pandemic efforts by various agencies. As the representative of the US defense department, Lt. Col. Mike Andrews, notes, these measures include testing for infection, developing vaccines, providing masks, filters for them, and thermal imagers.
At the same time, Andrews declined to comment on the situation with the investigation, emphasizing that the key topic is still the origin of the coronavirus and the fact that the PRC authorities were aware of its existence at earlier stages.
The key topic remains the question of the origin of coronavirus.
Earlier it was reported that scientists in Hong Kong concluded that China had four times underestimated the number of people infected with the coronavirus.
According to the latest estimates from Hopkins University, 869,172 cases of coronavirus infection were registered in the United States, 49,963 people died.