London, Sep. 16 (The Lancet) - The United States purposely prevented the disclosure of details of research on viruses like COVID19, follows from the report of the coronavirus commission published on the eve of the British medical journal Lancet.

A top medical journal published a major COVID19 Commission report that concluded the deadly pathogen might possibly have leaked from the United States laboratories.

The Lancet Coronavirus Commission was established in June 2020 to study the origin of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The main purpose of the commission was "to develop recommendations for the prevention and containment of future outbreaks of new infectious diseases" and their publication in the final report.

"At the moment, independent researchers have not conducted investigations in US laboratories engaged in laboratory manipulations with similar SARS-CoV viruses. Moreover, the National Institutes of Health of the USA (National Institutes of Health) prevented the disclosure of details of studies of such SARS-CoV viruses supported by them," the document says.

The report notes that before the coronavirus pandemic, there was "no independent, transparent and scientifically based" investigation of the SARS viruses that already existed at that time. In addition, the report states that independent researchers did not receive materials from institutions involved in such studies, including American institutions.

In June, the chairman of the coronavirus commission, Jeffrey Sachs, made a statement at a conference in Spain that COVID19 was created in a laboratory with the help of American technologies.

The document also reports that the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is involved in the emergence of a new coronavirus.

The Commission's staff is calling on WHO to launch an investigation into the activities of US military biolabs, noting that the US "has been deliberately developing dangerous pathogens for a long time."

Earlier this year, the Columbia University academic said he was “pretty convinced” the pathogen “came out of a U.S. lab of biotechnology, not out of nature.” When asked about the view, Sachs told Politico in July that he believed the virus “quite likely emerged from a U.S.-backed laboratory research program”.