US report concluded COVID-19 ‘may have’ leaked from Wuhan lab

US report concluded COVID-19 ‘may have’ leaked from Wuhan lab

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The Wall Street Journal today said a report on the origins of COVID-19 by a U.S. government national laboratory concluded that the hypothesis of a virus leak from a Chinese lab in Wuhan is plausible and deserves further investigation, citing sources familiar with the classified document.

The study was prepared in May 2020 by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California and was drawn on by the State Department when it conducted an inquiry into the pandemic’s origins during the final months of the Trump administration, WSJ said.

Ynet quoted U.S. officials saying intelligence agencies are considering two likely scenarios – that the virus resulted from a laboratory accident or that it emerged from human contact with an infected animal – but they have not come to a conclusion.
A still-classified U.S. intelligence report circulated during President Donald Trump’s administration alleged that three researchers at China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology became so ill in November 2019 that they sought hospital care, U.S. government sources said.
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