President Joe Biden has now reportedly revealed that he will be declassifying all intelligence relating to the origins of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The announcement came only a few days after Congress overwhelmingly enacted legislation that forced Biden to make a decision on the matter.
Biden stated, however, that in order to safeguard the safety of the United States of America and its citizens, he may still have some key parts of the intelligence withheld from public release.
“In implementing this legislation, my Administration will declassify and share as much of that information as possible, consistent with my constitutional authority to protect against the disclosure of information that would harm national security,” Biden announced.
The Covid-19 Origin Act of 2023, which was recently approved by both the Senate and the House of Representatives with unanimous support earlier this month, mandates that the Director of National Intelligence declassify, within the first ninety days of the act’s becoming law, any and all information that pertains to the possibility of ties between the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China and Covid-19.
The inclusion of President Biden’s signature is a significant advance toward more openness on the information currently held by the United States concerning the origins of the epidemic.
Some researchers and government agencies believe that researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology accidentally spread Covid-19 to people in the city where the virus first emerged.
Other scientists and government agencies, on the other hand, have insisted that an animal is more likely to be responsible for transmitting the virus to people.
Opinions among the United States intelligence community regarding the cause of the epidemic remain mixed.