Lab Leak Most Likely Caused Pandemic, Energy Dept. Says (General)

by dan, Monday, February 27, 2023, 07:47 (512 days ago)

The title says it all.

Lab Leak Most Likely Caused Pandemic, Energy Dept. Says

WASHINGTON — New intelligence has prompted the Energy Department to conclude that an accidental laboratory leak in China most likely caused the coronavirus pandemic, though U.S. spy agencies remain divided over the origins of the virus, American officials said on Sunday.

Officials would not disclose what the intelligence was. But many of the Energy Department’s insights come from the network of national laboratories it oversees, rather than more traditional forms of intelligence like spy networks or communications intercepts.

In addition to the Energy Department, the F.B.I. has also concluded, with moderate confidence, that the virus first emerged accidentally from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a Chinese lab that worked on coronaviruses.

And yet, barely a ripple in the media.


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