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Covid "Likely Arose" From Lab Leak, U.S. Energy Department Finally Admits
Yet another Covid "conspiracy theory" turns out to be true.
In news that will stun precisely no one that has been paying attention over the last two years, the The U.S. Energy Department has now formally concluded that Covid “most likely arose from a laboratory leak”, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal.
The piece cited “a classified intelligence report recently provided to the White House and key members of Congress” as its source for why the energy department, which had previously (hilariously) been “undecided” about the virus origins has now changed its course.
And it isn’t just the Energy Department that is now on board with the “conspiracy theory” that would have gotten you ridiculed and banned from your social media accounts if you had the wherewithal to draw the correct and obvious conclusion two years before the bureaucratic machine did. That agency “joins the Federal Bureau of Investigation in saying the virus likely spread via a mishap at a Chinese laboratory”.
The Wall Street Journal writes:
The Energy Department’s conclusion is the result of new intelligence and is significant because the agency has considerable scientific expertise and oversees a network of U.S. national laboratories, some of which conduct advanced biological research.
“Kudos to those who are willing to set aside their preconceptions and objectively re-examine what we know and don’t know about Covid origins,” said David Relman, a Stanford University microbiologist, in the article.
Yeah. It sure would have been great if we had adopted that attitude years ago instead of worrying about calling it the “China Virus”, right?
Remember, Zero Hedge was banned from Twitter back in February 2020 after “it published an article linking a Chinese scientist to the outbreak of the fast-spreading coronavirus”.
It was later revealed that left wing faux-news site BuzzFeed had complained to Twitter about Zero Hedge supposedly releasing “the personal information of a scientist from Wuhan”, but all Zero Hedge had done was print information that was publicly available and ask questions about whether a lab leak may have been plausible. For their efforts of being right three years before anyone else, they were banned from their Twitter account with nearly 1 million followers.
In the interim, many of us asked the same common sense questions. Personally, I had followed the work of Dr. Richard Ebright of Rutgers, who has suggested that Covid was “more more easily explained” as the result of a lab leak.
And returning back to the “conspiracy theory” quiver, I wrote a little viewed article back in September 2021 about a whistleblower who claimed that Covid was spread on purpose. In October 2021, I wrote about a little noticed, yet mysterious surge in PCR tests that took place in China months before the first official Covid case.
I think we can pretty much close the book on this one. Now which Covid “conspiracy theory” is going to wind up being “conspiracy fact” next?
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