US President Joe Biden announced on Monday (March 20th) in a statement that he had signed into law a law that allows the declassification of documents concerning the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic, which appeared in China.

"We need to get to the bottom of the roots of the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure that we are better able to prevent future pandemics," Biden said, adding: "My administration will declassify and release as much information as possible," while respecting "national security."

Initially carried by the Republican opposition, this text was finally the subject of a massive consensus with the Democrats, since it was voted unanimously by the House of Representatives - with a conservative majority.

This is all the more notable as the pandemic has deepened partisan divisions in the United States, whether on vaccination, for example, or prevention measures.

A laboratory accident?

Federal Police Director Christopher Wray recently estimated that a laboratory accident in Wuhan, China, was "most likely" the cause of the Covid-19 pandemic, shortly after a similar hypothesis put forward by the US Department of Energy.

This has led in particular the World Health Organization to ask Americans to share their information.

The scientific community remains divided between proponents of the hypothesis of transmission by intermediate animal and those who defend the thesis of the escape from a Wuhan laboratory.

With AFP

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