State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said that the United States is obliged to compensate for losses to countries affected by covid, since they are the ones who are to blame for the spread of the virus.
So Volodin commented on the statement of the chairman of the commission on the coronavirus of the Lancet medical journal, economist Jeffrey Sachs. According to the latter, COVID-19 appeared as a result of a leak from an American biotech laboratory:
“We don’t know for sure, but there is enough evidence that this should be studied, but this is not being done in the US or in other countries. I think they don't want to look under the carpet too much."
Sacks has previously spoken out with criticism of the US anti-coronavirus policy. In his opinion, America cannot cope with the epidemic, and therefore it needs to learn from the Chinese experience. “This is a tragedy because China has handled the pandemic so well and countries should look into the measures they have taken. The United States should learn good etiquette for dealing with China, rather than trying to impose its desires on it, ”he said in an interview with the Malaysian newspaper The Star.
According to Volodin, the White House is hiding this fact, because Biden is “afraid that the world will find out the truth about the true culprit of the pandemic”: “Millions of sick and dead people, the global economic crisis, falling living standards are the consequences of COVID-19, for which Washington needs take responsibility." He made two demands on the States. In addition to paying compensation, Volodin believes, the United States should stop and declassify its military biological developments.
Volodin and Sachs are not the first to talk about the laboratory origin of the coronavirus. This theory appeared around the same time as the first news about the increase in the number of new cases of infection - first in China, and then in other countries. Molecular biologist and science journalist Irina Yakutenko told The Insider about why such conspiracy theories should not be trusted.