After 3 months of investigation, the intelligence community still could not determine the origin of COVID-19.

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This aerial view shows the P4 Laboratory (C) on May 27, 2020, on the campus of the Wuhan Institute of Virology in the central Chinese province of Wuhan. – Opened in 2018, the P4 Lab investigates the world’s most dangerous diseases. Hector Retamaal / AFP via Getty Images

  • In May, Biden ordered intelligence agencies to provide a 90-day report on the authenticity of COVID-19.

  • The Washington Post reports that no final findings were found in Tuesday’s report.

  • Experts told the Post that it could take years to figure out how the virus originated.

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After a three-month investigation, the intelligence community is still unable to determine whether the Corona virus came from the Wuhan Lab, according to the Washington Post.

In May, President Joe Biden set a 90-day timeline for the intelligence community to report on the origin of the corona virus. A report sent to him on Tuesday concluded that the virus was transmitted from animals to humans or escaped from the lab.

In February, a WHO investigation in Wuhan, China, found that the virus could spread from animals to humans. However, the possibility that it could come from a lab was not ruled out.

The assessment sent to Biden on Tuesday did not yield any final results. Two senior officials told the Wall Street Journal that this was partly due to limited information from China.

“It was a deep dive, but you can only go as deep as conditions allow,” an official told the Journal. “If China is not giving access to some data sets, you will never know.”

Former President Donald Trump and several high-ranking officials in his administration have speculated that the virus originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, but other officials, including Dr. Anthony Fookie, have speculated about the possibility. Following the report, it was revealed that three researchers of the lab fell ill with flu-like symptoms in November 2019 and went to the hospital.

Experts told the Post that three months is not enough to find out the truth and it could take many years to find out.

“We shouldn’t even think about closing the book or stepping back, but moving the effort forward,” Stanford University microbiologist David Reelman told the Post.

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