Washington Post reporter Aaron Blake wrote an analysis titled, "The vexing "lab leak" theory on China and the coronavirus", in which he defended reporters dismissing the Trump administration claims that there was a high probability the virus originated in a lab.
"There has been a persistent, albeit relatively quiet, focus on whether that was the origin of the virus, and it is compounded by the fact there have not been clear answers from Chinese officials about it, and investigators trying to find out the origin have been stymied", Haberman said.
When he was asked categorically about whether the Covid-19 virus could not have occurred by serial passage in a laboratory, the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said that he is fully in favour of any further investigation of what went on in China.
The U.S. State Department published a "fact sheet" on COVID-19 and the Wuhan lab on January 15, 2021, five days before Trump left office, based in part on information in the classified report, sources said.
"This show has heard that on or about November 19, 2019 - right around the time those Chinese researchers became the first Covid patients on planet earth - the government of Thailand contacted the CDC and Tony Fauci's office to say that its intel service had picked up biological anomalies around the lab in Wuhan", Carlson said. This new information could renew calls from scientists and global leaders for a detailed probe into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic that is still wreaking havoc in several parts of the world.
Public health experts believe that COVID-19 began to spread in Wuhan as early as November 2019.
China refused to give raw data on early COVID-19 cases to the WHO-led team probing the origins of the pandemic.
While the global and Chinese experts provided no clear answers on the origins of the pandemic, they ranked a number of hypotheses according to how likely they believed they were.
"We feel strongly, all of us, that we should continue with the investigation and go to the next phase of the investigation that the [World Health Organization] has done", said Fauci, the chief medical advisor to President Biden.
Among those throwing their weight behind the "lab leak" theory were former US President Donald Trump and many of his Republican Party colleagues.
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a press conference at the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva on June 25, 2020.
After the report was released, however, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus himself insisted all theories remained on the table.
In particular, he said, the probe into Wuhan's virology labs was not "extensive enough" and that he was prepared to launch a fresh investigation.
There are many theories out there, with one of the most popular is that the coronavirus was engineered by researchers and came out of a lab in Wuhan, China, be it by mistake or design. Tom Cotton and others raised questions about the lab's role in the pandemic but their concerns were brushed off by Democrats and corporate media companies who chose to and smear Trump and conservatives instead of investigating it further.