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WaPo: Available evidence still points to covid originating from spillover

Available evidence still points to covid originating from spillover

By Angela Rasmussen and Saskia Popescu, Washington Post

The news last week that the Energy Department had concluded with “low confidence” that SARS-CoV-2 originated from a “lab leak” caused FBI Director Christopher A. Wray to remind Fox News viewers that his agency reached the same conclusion about the coronavirus in 2021.

No new evidence is available for public scrutiny. It is impossible to evaluate the Energy Department’s claims. Yet they have been repeated in many quarters as if they were proof of a lab origin — a belief that fuels demands to curtail work on dangerous infectious agents…

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Image by Alexandra_Koch from Pixabay 

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