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The Daily Mail is reporting that World Health Organization Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, “recently confided to a senior European politician that the most likely explanation [of COVID’s origin] was a catastrophic accident at a laboratory in Wuhan, where infections first spread during late 2019.”
This report, of a ‘private’ conversation, comes just ten days after the release of a WHO report saying that the lab-leak theory “needs further investigation,” and recommending further research in the Wuhan lab and among its staff.
China, of course, is objecting vigorously to the WHO report of June 9, and seems to have launched a counteroffensive in the last couple of days asserting again that the virus originated in the United States and that any association of it as the ChiCom/WuFlu/Chinese virus is politically motivated hate speech.
I suppose we shall see, over the next several days:
- Whether any/all of these pan out as a news story and are publicly confirmed as fact
- What new information has been uncovered as to the virus’s origins, and/or
- Whether The Daily Mail, or Ghebreyesus himself, is the first to be thrown off Twitter, or shut down on Facebook, for spreading COVID misinformation.
Whatever happens among the cast of characters, it does appear that we might be inching closer to the truth about the origins of a virus that has played a direct role in the deaths of at least eighteen million people, and whose indirect role in the misery inflicted upon billions by an inartful and often corrupt political and scientific establishment, is incalculable.
PS: From February 2020: Scientists ‘strongly condemn’ rumors and conspiracy theories about origin of corona virus outbreak. LOL.
“‘Shut up,’ they explained.”