Timeline: How The Covid Lab Leak Origin Story Went From ‘Conspiracy Theory’ To Government Debate: Marisa Dellatto, Forbes, Feb. 26, 2023 — The U.S. Energy Department reportedly became the second government agency Sunday to conclude the coronavirus probably leaked from a lab rather than jumping from animals to humans naturally, a “low confidence” conclusion that lends more attention to a belief that was once considered—and by some, still is—to be little more than a fringe theory.
Biden Still Supports Gain-of-Function Research Despite Potential Covid Links: Jeff Zymeri, National Review, Feb. 27, 2023 — The Biden administration remains supportive of gain-of-function research despite the potential risks as long as that research is pursued in a safe and transparent manner, national security council communications coordinator John Kirby explained on Monday.
Lab Leak Most Likely Origin of Covid-19 Pandemic, Energy Department Now Says: Michael R. Gordon and Warren P. Strobel, WSJ, Feb. 26, 2023
WHO Abandons Plans for Crucial Second Phase of COVID-Origins Investigation: Smriti Mallapaty, Nature, Feb. 14, 2023
The Real Science on Masks: They Make No Difference: John Tierney, The Free Press, Feb. 27, 2023
Three Years Late, the Lancet Recognizes Natural Immunity: Alyssia Finley, WSJ, Feb. 26, 2023
COVID Lab Leak Is A Scandal Of Media And Government Censorship: Jonathan Turley, NY Post, Feb. 26, 2023 — The Wall Street Journal reports that the Energy Department has concluded that the COVID pandemic most likely arose from a laboratory leak.
Pandemic Performance Study Blatant Attempt to Justify Feds’ Actions?: John Hardie, David Vickers, Sefan Eberspaecher, and Claudia Chaufan, and Steven Pelech, Epoch Times, Feb. 25, 2023 — Rather than learning from the painful lessons of the past three years, it’s obvious that we’ve entered a post-pandemic phase of government-led alarmism.
National Security Adviser Claims Lab Escape Origin of COVID-19 Lacks ‘Definitive Answer’: Autumn Spredemann, Epoch Times, Feb. 27, 2023 — On Feb. 26, White House National security adviser Jake Sullivan said there’s “no definitive answer” to whether the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic can be traced to a lab leak in China.
Unclassified-Summary-of-Assessment-on-COVID-19-Origins.pdf: Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Aug. 27, 2021 — The IC assesses that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, probably emerged and infected humans through an initial small-scale exposure that occurred no later than November 2019 with the first known cluster of COVID-19 cases arising in Wuhan, China in December 2019. In addition, the IC was able to reach broad agreement on several other key issues.