President Joe Biden’s advisers are said to have discerned the origins of the coronavirus pandemic in a new report claiming that the theory that the virus escaped from a Chinese lab is now considered more than just credible. but is as reliable as any other hypothesis. Government officials.
While even posting comments about the possibility of the pandemic starting in Wuhan Institute of Virology may have seen people censored or banned on social media by this time last year, more and more people are thinking that the disease is not of natural origin.
As the world searches for answers about the origins of the pandemic, even senior members of the Biden administration can’t rule out the lab leak theory, CNN reported.
The left-wing network released the statement after speaking to people inside the White House, noting that “senior Biden officials” believe the lab leak theory is as “credible” as “natural origin” theory.
“Senior Biden administration officials overseeing an intelligence review into the origins of the coronavirus now believe the theory that the virus accidentally escaped from a laboratory in Wuhan is at least credible. like the likelihood of it occurring naturally in the wild — a dramatic change from the year before, when Democrats publicly downplayed the so-called lab leak theory,” noted CNN.
CNN reported after speaking to unnamed sources at the White House: “Few new evidence has emerged to move the compass in one direction or another.
According to the report, “increasing openness” to lab leak theory.
“Current intelligence supports the belief that the virus is most likely of natural origin, from animal-human contact, and not intentionally designed,” the sources said. news. “But that does not rule out the possibility that the virus was the result of an accidental leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, where research on corona viruses was conducted in bats – although many scientists are familiar with the matter. familiar with the study says such a leak is unlikely.”
Observers of the virus and its spread were quick to point out the spot near the lab with wet market in Wuhan last winter, when a pandemic was first announced.
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Those markets were quickly blamed for the disease.
According to CNN exclusively with people close to Biden, the intelligence community cannot come to a consensus on the origins of COVID.
The report comes nearly two months after Biden issued an investigation into the origins of the pandemic.
“I have now asked the Intelligence Community to redouble their efforts to gather and analyze information that could bring us closer to a final conclusion and report back to me in 90 days,” Biden said. say in statement on May 26. “As part of that report, I asked for additional areas of investigation that may be required, including questions specific to China.”
“I have also requested that this effort include the work of our National Laboratory and other agencies of our government to enhance the efforts of the Intelligence Community. And I have asked the Intelligence Community to keep Congress fully endorsing its work,” Biden added.
Biden concluded that the United States will work with its allies to “press China to engage in a full, transparent, evidence-based international investigation and provide access to all data.” data and relevant evidence.”
CNN reports that since Biden’s speech, no theory has prevailed in the smart community, and that at the end of the 90 days of consideration, both theories will probably still be valid.
Those in the intelligence community who were regularly briefed on the investigation included CIA Director Bill Burns, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines.
A poll conducted by Politico / Harvard This month showed that the majority of Americans, 52%, believe that the coronavirus originated in a Chinese laboratory.