WHO in 'very positive' discussions on next stage of the COVID-19 origins investigation, including with China

“I think we're (in) very positive consultations now with a large number of member states, including our colleagues in China, to look at what we need to move forward next,” Ryan said at a WHO news briefing.

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“I think we're (in) very positive consultations now with a large number of member states, including our colleagues in China, to look at what we need to move forward next,” Ryan said at a WHO news briefing.

“I think we're (in) very positive consultations now with a large number of member states, including our colleagues in China, to look at what we need to move forward next,” Ryan said at a WHO news briefing.

“We’re expecting all countries, all member states of WHO, to cooperate and support this process. And I suspect that we will get that cooperation.”Ryan specifically warned against a “politicized” investigation.“The one consistent thing we've heard from all countries has been, ‘Let's not politicize the science,’ and the next thing that happens is the science is politicized,” Ryan said. “We want to reassure our colleagues in China that this process is still, and is, and has always been, driven by science,” he continued.

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“We have stuck to the principles of the process of this from the very beginning, we've not ceded to pressures on one side or the other. The (director-general) has tried to steer at a path that has been driven by science, by evidence, taking no sides, and trying to reach the objectives that we all want,” Ryan added.

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