Energy Dept Has “Low Confidence” In Lab Leak Theory

Axios reports:

A new U.S. government assessment that COVID-19 likely originated from a lab leak in China has ignited yet another round of political furor around the issue, adding to many Republicans’ anger over how the pandemic was handled even as many scientists remain convinced the virus most likely originated naturally. Department of Energy scientists concluded in a “low confidence” assessment that COVID-19 most likely arose from a laboratory leak, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. The department was previously undecided on a cause, and the new report underscored how American intelligence is split over the answer.

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