China Is Kind, Donates 250,000 COVID-19 Kits But Rejected By US

 In a recent revelation, it appears that last April the United States (US) had asked Nevada not to use coronavirus detection tools donated by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for fear of theft of patient confidential information, accuracy of virus tests and the Chinese government.


Apparently the US is in active motion to ensure it has nothing to do with the project related to the world's largest genetic sequencing firm in China, BGI Group.


Although U.S. intelligence agencies do not have clear evidence of such allegations, they still warn that foreign superpowers such as China are capable of exploiting samples to determine medical history, disease or genetic nature.


Following the allegations, Nevada governor Steve Sisolak instructed his hospital not to use the 250,000 donated tracking devices.


The offer also involves Group 42 companies, owned by UAE citizens who are working with BGI to establish a fast tracking system in the UAE. To date, G42 and the UAE government have not commented on the effort.


BGI explained in an email statement that G42's contribution to Nevada was unknown to BGI and admitted that its firm had nothing to do with the country. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 test as a result of BGI's efforts has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for emergency use and some laboratories in the US.



Regarding the US allegation of BGI being denied by the firm, "BGI Group emphasizes all aspects of patient data protection, privacy and ethics, and is committed to fully complying with the rules imposed in any country in which we operate."


However, the US has withdrawn from using any BGI services to avoid any threat.