Additional evidence for the Wuhan lab-leak theory

Additional evidence for the Wuhan lab-leak theory
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[Ed. – As a matter of fact, we did know — more than a year ago — that “Wuhan scientists were specifically creating novel coronaviruses ‘with the highest possible infectivity for human cells.’”  A Chinese whistleblower had been posting information on that since the earliest days of the virus’s spread.]

A well-respected science writer has published a thoughtful and convincing piece this week that helps confirm what most people with common sense have long believed: COVID-19 wasn’t just randomly discovered in a Chinese wet market; it escaped from a human lab.

The lab-leak theory was always the most plausible one, but those who raised it as a possible explanation were excoriated by Democrats and media know-it-alls. For no good reason at all, the intelligentsia dismissed it as a baseless conspiracy theory. …

But the evidence supporting the lab-leak theory is there, according to Nicholas Wade, a longtime science writer who has worked for Science magazine and the New York TimesOver at Medium, Wade weighs the evidence of both possibilities: the first being that COVID-19 naturally emerged from an animal species, the second that it leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. …

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There is also no evidence that the coronavirus jumped from bats to people through an intermediary host, as SARS1 did in 2002 (a bat virus spread first to civets and then to people). …

[W]hat you might not know is that Wuhan scientists were specifically creating novel coronaviruses “with the highest possible infectivity for human cells,” Wade writes.

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