Morning Jolt: Lessons We Didn’t Learn

On the menu today: a giant scoop related to safety measures at the Wuhan Institute of Virology; the widely forgotten — or perhaps never-learned — lessons from the last SARS outbreak in 2002–2003; and one particularly ominous possible scenario.

2018 U.S. State Department Cable: The Wuhan Lab Doesn't Have Enough Trained Technicians

All credit to Josh Rogin of the Washington Post, reporting one hell of an important scoop:

Two years before the novel coronavirus pandemic upended the world, U.S. Embassy officials visited a Chinese research facility in the city of Wuhan several times and sent two official warnings back to Washington about inadequate safety at the lab, which was conducting risky studies on coronaviruses from bats. The ...

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Lessons We Didn't Learn

On the menu today: a giant scoop related to safety measures at the Wuhan Institute of Virology; the widely forgotten — or perhaps never-learned — lessons from the last SARS outbreak in 2002–2003; and one particularly ominous possible scenario.

2018 U.S. State Department Cable: The Wuhan Lab Doesn't Have Enough Trained Technicians

All credit to Josh Rogin of the Washington Post, reporting one hell of an important scoop:

Two years before the novel coronavirus pandemic upended the world, U.S. Embassy officials visited a Chinese research facility in the city of Wuhan several times and sent two official warnings back to Washington about inadequate safety at the lab, which was conducting risky studies on coronaviruses from bats. The ...   READ MORE

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