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Covid-19 Virus Likely Leaked From Chinese Lab: US Energy Department



 Covid-19 Virus Likely Leaked From Chinese Lab: US Energy Department: Some agencies, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), have come to the conclusion that the pandemic was likely the result of a lab leak in 2021 with “moderate confidence” and still hold to this view. However, four other agencies, along with a national intelligence panel, still judge that it was likely the result of a natural transmission, and two are undecided.

The Energy Department, which made its judgment with “low confidence,” has declined to discuss the details of its assessment, but a spokesperson was quoted as saying that it continues to support the careful, objective work of its intelligence professionals in investigating the origins of COVID-19.

The origins of the COVID-19 pandemic have been a topic of political and scientific debate for more than two years. Scientists and politicians have offered different theories, with some arguing that the virus jumped from bats to people, while others have suggested that it leaked from a laboratory. The Chinese government has opposed the lab leak theory and suggested that the virus emerged outside of its borders. The country has also placed limits on investigations by the World Health Organization.

The new report has brought the debate over the origin of the virus back into the spotlight, and some experts are calling for further investigation into the matter. David Relman, a microbiologist at Stanford University, welcomed the updated findings and praised those who were willing to re-examine what is known and not known about the origins of COVID-19. He warned against accepting an incomplete answer or giving up because of political expediency.

It’s worth noting that while the origins of COVID-19 remain unclear, the report’s release sheds light on the different opinions held by various intelligence agencies and underscores the need for continued investigation and objectivity in this matter. Ultimately, uncovering the true origin of the virus could help prevent future pandemics and improve our understanding of how diseases spread.

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