The first rat to jump the ship was the big one - Tedros - understated but the first break from blanket-denial.
Not long after came a 'scientists statement' signed by Ralph Baric that went further. Baric has worked at WIV on GoF experiments.
(then a stampede of rats)
It follows that he's looking for a deal. Those guys - the Lipkins the Barics working on biodefense - they are well-acquainted with US intelligence higher ups. This is where they develop their 'Master of the Universe' complexes.
How 'bout the performance of US intelligence? - has to be culpable. Did the same thing with Anthrax - seems what they normally do.
Immense job to fix this - but it's gotta be done.