G7 leaders discuss Wuhan lab leak theory behind Covid-19 pandemic
Sunday, 13 June 2021 At the G7 Summit, World leaders discussed the possibility that a laboratory leak in central China's Wuhan city may have a connection with the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab said that officials "compared notes" over the theory that the pandemic may have originated from a leak from a lab in Wuhan, calling for further investigations.
Top chinese scientist Dr Shi Zhengli also known as 'bat woman' who heads the Wuhan lab believed to be the epicentre of the virus outbreak that spread across the world has denied the lab leak theory that is gaining mileage at this time.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke about the possibility of future NIH collaboration with labs in China - like the Wuhan labs - after officials overseeing an intelligence review into the origins of the coronavirus now believe the lab leak theory is at least a credible explanation for Covid-19’s origins.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday said that investigations into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic in China were being hampered by the lack of raw data on the first days of spread there and urged China to be more transparent. Colette Luke has more.
As the world tries to get to the bottom of the mystery that is the origin of the Sars-Cov-2 virus and the United States increasingly suspects the origin is from a Chinese lab in Wuhan, investigations have now taken another surprising turn. US officials have now confirmed that sequences of a virus were removed from an American database where it was initially stored at the request of Chinese researchers.
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Global Chit-Chat special show disscusses the significance and the key takeaways from the G7 summit where the world leaders met for the first time. Watch the show to find out how the world leaders will deliver on the promise of 1 billion Covid-19 doses to lower income countries. Tridivesh Singh Maini and Anubhuti Gaur discuss the challenges and opportunities. Watch the show.
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Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, tells Becky Anderson just how critical it is for low-income countries to receive vaccines doses as soon as possible, and why the G7 pledges don’t go far enough.
Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia, speaks to Becky Anderson about the growing threat of cyber attacks, including from Russia, and why the G7 must acknowledge the need for strengthening cyber security.
The Queen has held a rare face-to-face audience at Windsor Castle, meeting the Australian prime minister, who told her she was “quite the hit” at the G7 summit.Wearing a vibrant yellow floral dress, the monarch was seen standing with her hands behind her back as she chatted to Scott Morrison in the Berkshire royal residence’s Oak Room on Tuesday.It is the first time the head of state has been photographed carrying out an audience in person, rather than virtually, since March 2020, just before England’s first lockdown.The Queen, who is also monarch of Australia, was photographed smiling warmly as she met Mr Morrison.
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CNN’s Gary Tuchman visits a county in Northwestern Colorado where the vaccination rate is low and the Covid-19 infection rate is high. The area is represented by Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), who is in defiance of new Covid rules on Capitol Hill.
US-UK couples who have been separated for over a year due to Covid-19 travel restrictions have joined an online movement, Love Is Not Tourism, to petition governments to speed up the visa application process and allow them to reunite.
Easing restrictions for EU and US travellers coming to England is a “confident and safe” approach, the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has insisted, amid concerns about the risk of a new variant emerging.
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Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has described a government pledge to invest £430m in girls' education as a "Swiss Army knife of development policy".
"It's fairer for young girls, it boosts their communities, and it boosts whole nations because of the transformative effect of getting more young women educated for the economy, for jobs, for health," he explained. Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has insisted the UK is "leading the way internationally" on climate change, after a study found the UK is already experiencing the effects of global warming.
"We're bringing countries together to make sure we're ambitious about emission cuts, but also that we provide the international climate finance for the poorer countries around the world to make those changes as well," he said. Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Credit: LBC - No social media use Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says that France's amber plus restrictions could be revised and an announcement on travel updates will be made next week.The Foreign Secretary said live on LBC: "No one wants to get France onto the amber or even green list more than I do."
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