FOI release - Origin Authors knew it was engineered! (General)
Yes, this seems to be snowballing rather quickly. No doubt it will just roll of a cliff and be forgotten.
But maybe not. Here is a fascinating read about the group DRASTIC which Newsweek credits with bringing this story into the limelight and making it acceptable to talk about.
Just a snippet:
"If there had been any remaining doubt about the WIV's pattern of deception, these new theses put it to rest. They indicated that the WIV researchers had never believed a fungus had killed the Mojiang miners, contradicting Shi's remarks in Scientific American and elsewhere. In fact, WIV researchers had been so concerned about a new SARS-like outbreak that they'd tested the blood of neighboring villagers for other cases. And they had known the genetic sequences for the eight other SARS-like viruses from the mine—which could have helped researchers to understand more about SARS-CoV-2 in the early days —long before the pandemic started, and had kept the information to themselves, until DRASTIC called them out." (emphasis added)