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US-China fight over COVID origin escalates with dash of fake news

Beijing rejects new probe in Wuhan and spins alternative theories

China rejected the WHO's proposal for a second phase probe that would look at the Wuhan virology lab, among other possibilities.   © Reuters

DALIAN, China/WASHINGTON -- Recent Chinese state media reports on the coronavirus have heavily featured comments from a Swiss scientist by the name of Wilson Edwards.

Edwards echoes Beijing's claims about a proposed new World Health Organization investigation into the virus's origin potentially becoming a "political tool." He alleges being under "enormous pressure" and "intimidation" from the U.S.

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