US agency says covid-19 may have leaked from lab: Here’s what you need to know End-shutdown

The US Department of Energy says Covid-19 likely originated from an unintentional laboratory leak in China, according to a classified document. However, he has not published evidence to support the claim.


February 28, 2023

Security personnel outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology in 2021

REUTERS/Tomas Pedro

The US Department of Energy (DOE) may have new evidence to suggest that the virus responsible for the covid-19 pandemic originated in a laboratory in China. The news is the latest in an ongoing and contentious debate about the origins of SARS-CoV-2.

What evidence does the DOE have?

Anonymous US officials briefed on a classified document said The Wall Street Journal that the agency now believes that an accidental laboratory leak in Wuhan, China, started the covid-19 pandemic. This…

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