The argument that Covid-19 leaked from the virology lab in Wuhan, China (the only Level 4 lab in Asia) is growing louder after years of Big Tech and governments censoring the Covid debate.
Last summer, the WHO, an avid protector of the Chinese government, made a sharp change in attitude by admitting the possibility of a lab leak. A Senate Committee on Health Education, Labor, and Pensions noted last fall, “substantial evidence suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic was the result of a research-related incident associated with a laboratory in Wuhan.” The FBI and other intelligence agencies have also investigated the Wuhan Lab.
The Energy Department had an undecided stance on the virus’ origins. The conclusion is due to new intelligence, but the department hedged itself by indicating “low confidence” in its latest opinion, according to people who have read the classified report. The agency joins the FBI in expressing the opinion the virus’ origins are due to a Chinese lab leak. The Energy Department’s report is important because the agency supervises the US national laboratories, some of which are Level 4 labs.
US officials wouldn’t shed more color on why the Energy Department changed its views on the origins of Covid. They said the agency and FBI have come to the same conclusions for different reasons. After the pandemic struck, the mainstream media and Big Tech social media platforms labeled anyone as a “conspiracy theorist” for even mentioning the lab leak origin.
A recent Twitter Files drop has shown the incestuous relationship between Big Tech and the government rigging the debate around Covid origins. The complex narrative that governments, non-governmental organizations, Big Tech, and mainstream media built around Covid with shaky assumptions and misdirections is falling apart — hence the latest pivot by the Energy Department.