March 1, 2023

The COVID Lab Leak Theory Went From "Conspiracy Racism" to Fact

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By Jackson Kincaid

In Brief: 

For the past 3 years, anyone who suggested COVID was a lab leak and not some evolutionary and naturally occurring virus was called all the favorite names – “conspiracy theorist,” “racist,” “anti-Asian.” It was even blamed on “toxic white masculinity.” However, it would appear that all those “conspiracy theorists " were right once again. 

The Background: 

The New York Times’ Science and Health reporter Apoorva Mandavilli was calling any mention of the COVID lab escape theory “racist.”  At one point, they even tweeted: “someday we will stop talking about the lab leak theory and maybe even admit its racist roots. But alas, that day is not yet here.” 

As the New York Post reports: “No reference to the lab theory was to be tolerated. When Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) merely mentioned the possibility in 2020, he was set upon by the usual flash media mob. The Washington Post ridiculed him for repeating a ‘debunked’ coronavirus ‘conspiracy theory.’” 

President Biden (whether of his own brain power or others) accused President Trump of feeding racism in his criticism of the Chinese government over the pandemic. Biden’s administration allegedly shut down the State Department investigation into the possible lab origins of the virus. 

And yet, even CNN is admitting the lab leak “theory” is no longer just a theory. 

CNN reports: “The US Department of Energy has assessed that the Covid-19 pandemic most likely came from a laboratory leak in China, according to a newly updated classified intelligence report. Two sources said that the Department of Energy assessed in the intelligence report that it had “low confidence” the Covid-19 virus accidentally escaped from a lab in Wuhan.


Notable Quotes: 

“I can present solid scientific evidence … [that] it is a man-made virus created in the lab.” –  Dr. Li-Meng Yan in 2020, a virologist and former postdoctoral fellow at the University of Hong Kong 



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