Slowly but surely, new cracks are appearing in the wall of silence denying Chinese culpability in causing the nearly 7 million deaths attributed to Covid. In a classified intelligence report on the origin of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that caused the Covid-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Energy concluded, based on new but still secret intelligence, that the Covid-19 virus leaked from a lab in Wuhan, China. The DOE — which runs biosecurity labs at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a biological-safety program, and the Biological and Environmental Research (BER) program to fund research into organisms’ genetic codes and how to “reengineer” them — now agrees with the 2021 assessment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that the pandemic was likely the result of a lab leak.
From the start of the pandemic many highly respected scientists raised the possibility that the virus was the product of gain-of-function research in which naturally occurring coronaviruses collected from bats were manipulated in a laboratory to acquire an enhanced ability to infect humans. The alternative hypothesis was that SARS-CoV-2 was a naturally occurring virus that passed from bats through an intermediate host to humans.