Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The Media Got It Dead Wrong On The Possibility Of A Man-Made Virus Leaked From A Lab

...stories from The Washington post, including “Was the new coronavirus accidentally released from a Wuhan lab? It’s doubtful,” and “President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continue to push unsubstantiated Wuhan lab theory on novel coronavirus origins,” were similarly dismissive of the idea that coronavirus could have come from a lab....

ABC News slammed Trump for pulling a grant for coronavirus research that was tied to the Wuhan lab, running an article titled “Trump admin pulls NIH grant for coronavirus research over ties to Wuhan lab at heart of conspiracy theories.”

NPR ran two stories citing “scientists” and “virus researchers” who supposedly “debunk[ed]” the possibility that the novel virus leaked from a lab.

The first article, “Scientists Debunk Lab Accident Theory Of Pandemic Emergence,” cited an episode of NPR’s All Things Considered where “scientists dismiss the idea that the coronavirus pandemic was caused by the accident in a lab.”

“They believe the close interactions of people with wildlife worldwide are a far more likely culprit,” the article continued.

The second article was called “Virus Researchers Cast Doubt On Theory Of Coronavirus Lab Accident” and cited “more than half-a-dozen scientists familiar with lab accidents and how research on coronaviruses is conducted” who said that “there is virtually no chance” coronavirus came from a lab.