Morning Jolt: It Is Important to Know This Virus’s Origins

On the menu today: one long deep dive into the Fox News report that unnamed "sources" are increasingly confident that the origin of this virus is an accidental release or infection from a laboratory, and how every possible transmission path paints the Chinese government as incredibly reckless and unconcerned about the risk to human life around the world.

Fox News: 'Increasing Confidence that COVID-19 Likely Originated in a Wuhan Laboratory'

I can't quite spike the football yet; I wish Brett Baier and Gregg Re of Fox News had been able to use named sources, and that these sources could have at least hinted at anything not yet publicly known about the labs in Wuhan that made them suspect that SARS-CoV-2 started from an accidental release.

But you can feel the ground shifting underneath your feet:

There is increasing confidence that COVID-19 likely originated in a Wuhan laboratory, though not as a bioweapon but as part of China’s effort to demonstrate that its efforts to ...

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It Is Important to Know This Virus's Origins

On the menu today: one long deep dive into the Fox News report that unnamed "sources" are increasingly confident that the origin of this virus is an accidental release or infection from a laboratory, and how every possible transmission path paints the Chinese government as incredibly reckless and unconcerned about the risk to human life around the world.

Fox News: 'Increasing Confidence that COVID-19 Likely Originated in a Wuhan Laboratory'

I can't quite spike the football yet; I wish Brett Baier and Gregg Re of Fox News had been able to use named sources, and that these sources could have at least hinted at anything not yet publicly known about the labs in Wuhan that made them suspect that SARS-CoV-2 started from an accidental release.

But you can feel the ground shifting underneath your feet:

There is increasing confidence that COVID-19 likely originated in a Wuhan laboratory, though not as a bioweapon but as part of China’s effort to demonstrate that its efforts to ...   READ MORE

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