By Jianli Yang & Austin Lin – May 19, 2023

The 2023 Group of 7 meeting, held this week in Hiroshima, Japan, on the heels of the World Health Organization (WHO) formally announcing an end to the COVID-19 pandemic, aims to seek solutions for issues of international importance. Notably absent on the agenda, however — just as in 2022 — is any reference to COVID’s origin. It is as if this global health crisis no longer concerns the world’s leading industrial nations.

There are two reasons why the virus’s origin must be properly investigated and why this should be on the G7’s agenda. First, knowing the origin is critical to preventing or preparing for future pandemics. Second, with millions of deaths attributed to the virus worldwide, we should honor the victims by making serious inquiries… [Continue Reading]