About-face: WHO now says Wuhan lab leak theory still in play

About-face: WHO now says Wuhan lab leak theory still in play
Lab workers suit up in the Wuhan BSL-4 facility. New China TV video, YouTube

[Ed.- Ah, the tortuous path of, er, science.]

The World Health Organization announced Thursday that all theories relating to the origin of the coronavirus pandemic are still being investigated and considered as possibilities, including a popular theory that suggests the virus escaped from a Chinese laboratory.

The news comes only two days after a team of WHO researchers dispatched to Wuhan to determine the origins of the pandemic dismissed the lab leak theory, calling it “extremely unlikely.” Instead, it appeared the 10-member team favored a theory suggesting the coronavirus made the jump to humans from animals perhaps sold in the nearby Huanan Seafood Market.

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