Biden administration officials acknowledge credibility of lab-leak theory: Report

After nearly a year of insistence on the part of Democrats and the mainstream media that anyone suggesting that COVID-19 came from a lab and not from dead bat was a crazed conspiracy theorist, reports have emerged that even senior Biden administration officials have now acknowledged that the former theory is just as like as the latter to be correct, as the Daily Wire reports.

According to a Friday report from CNN, “Senior Biden administration officials overseeing an intelligence review into the origins of the coronavirus now believe the theory that the virus accidentally escaped from a lab in Wuhan is at least as credible as the possibility that it emerged naturally in the wild.”

As the liberal cable news outlet noted, this represents “a dramatic shift from a year ago, when Democrats publicly downplayed the so-called lab leak theory.”

Back when Donald Trump was president, CNN, among other mainstream outlets, memorably took great pains to denounce and delegitimize anyone who dared argue that the virus was more likely to have originated in a Chinese lab than from animal-to-human transmission at a traditional Asian wet market.

Revelations about the Biden administration’s newfound openness to the lab-leak theory comes on the heels of greater calls from lawmakers to conduct a more comprehensive investigation into the origins of the coronavirus, as well as a reversal on the part of major social media platforms that once censored content discussing the possibility that the virus was indeed man-made, as Politico noted earlier this year.

The apparent narrative shift also tracks with one also recently announced by the director general of the World Health organization, who just declared his acceptance of the possibility that the virus emerged from a lab, not a natural source, according to the New York Post.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus last week asserted the need for China to be “transparent, open and cooperate” and provide his organization with the “raw data” first requested at the start of the pandemic. He further indicated his regret about the “premature push” that was made to quash questions about the possibility that COVID-19 came from the Chinese government’s virology lab located in Wuhan.

The about-face that has been increasingly taking hold among the liberal intelligentsia on this topic in recent months is, however, not terribly hard to understand, according to ABC News’ Jonathan Karl who said, as the Daily Wire noted, “a lot of people have egg on their face” for discounting the lab leak hypothesis primarily because it was previously put forth by Trump and a number of Republican lawmakers.

David Leonhardt of the New York Times reached a similar conclusion, saying that folks “leaped to dismiss” the theory by telling themselves, “Wow, if Tom Cotton is saying something, it can’t be true.” Though it seems highly unlikely that this scandalous episode might serve as a pivotal teaching moment for those who uncritically believe whatever leftist media narrative they are fed, hope does spring eternal.

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Pattie P Kelly (@guest_382507)
1 month ago

Humans can NOT get a virus from an animal aka a animal CAN NOT get a virus from a human. The only disease you can get from an animal is rabbis and cat scratch fever from a cat.

TAIWAN COMMONER (@guest_382428)
1 month ago

Number 1- They may sheepishly admit they “might” be wrong, but that will quickly be forgotten. The fact is THEY GOT WHAT THEY WANTED, AN EXCUSE TO IMPLEMENT AN EASILY MANIPULATED ELECTION, WHICH WE ARE ALSO FINDING EVIDENCE OF! This virus did not come about naturally. First, explain how the very robust protein spikes, which make the virus especially infectious for humans, suddenly appeared. Next, this virus has NO OTHER TARGET HOST BUT HUMANS. That’s right, bats will not get this virus. There have been conflicting reports about dogs and cats being able to SPREAD the virus, but to my knowledge there is no scientific evidence to support that. Finally, this virus is rapidly evolving, the virus has produced 5 variants in a year and a half! That is NOT normal behavior for a virus in nature! Most “flu like” viruses are affected by seasonal climate changes, but NOT THIS ONE! FAUCI and the NIH gave the WIV grants to study “gain of function” attributes of deadly viruses! THAT IS A FACT! Funding “gain of function” research is strictly against the law as people could create something that kills everyone in the world! I feel sorry for young people, who will live their lives wearing masks and getting new vaccines. I truly believe that most people will survive and since the only PROVEN correlation between economic lockdowns and ANYTHING is an economic downturn, no more lockdowns, they don’t help! So, go back to work, try and return to a normal life, but understand this! AN EVIL GROUP OF PEOPLE WERE WILLING TO DO THIS TO GAIN POWER FOR THEMSELVES! WE KNOW WHO THEY ARE, WE MUST REMOVE THEM FROM OFFICE, LEGALLY, AT THE POLLS! RIGHT NOW, THE JAN 6TH COMMISSION IS TRYING TO IDENTIFY TRUMP SUPPORTERS AS “INSURRECTIONISTS” AND ENACT A LAW THEY HAVE ALREADY WRITTEN TO BAN TRUMP FROM HOLDING OFFICE! WRITE YOUR CONGRESS AND TELL THEM THIS FRAUD WILL MEAN THE END OF A FREE US AS THEY WILL SET IT UP SO YOU CAN VOTE FOR ANYONE YOU WANT, AS LONG AS IT’S A DEMOCRAT! JUST LIKE HONG KONG!

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1 month ago

Democrats are up to something.. Probably going to get America into a war..

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