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April 16, 2020

US Now Has High Confidence That Chinese Virus Escaped from a Wuhan Laboratory

Imagine Trump blaming China!

EXCLUSIVE: There is increasing confidence that the COVID-19 outbreak likely originated in a Wuhan laboratory, though not as a bioweapon but as part of China's attempt to demonstrate that its efforts to identify and combat viruses are equal to or greater than the capabilities of the United States, multiple sources who have been briefed on the details of early actions by China's government and seen relevant materials tell Fox News.

This may be the "costliest government cover-up of all time," one of the sources said.

The sources believe the initial transmission of the virus – a naturally occurring strain that was being studied there – was bat-to-human and that "patient zero" worked at the laboratory, then went into the population in Wuhan.

The “increasing confidence” comes from classified and open-source documents and evidence, the sources said. Fox News has requested to see the evidence directly. Sources emphasized -- as is often the case with intelligence -- that it's not definitive and should not be characterized as such. Some inside the administration and the intelligence and epidemiological communities are more skeptical, and the investigation is continuing.

What all of the sources agree about is the extensive cover-up of data and information about COVID-19 orchestrated by the Chinese government.

Asked by Fox News' John Roberts about the reporting, President Trump remarked at Wednesday's coronavirus press briefing, "More and more we're hearing the story...we are doing a very thorough examination of this horrible situation."

In addition, new reporting says that the WHO was complicit in the Chinese cover-up from the very beginning, and that China knew about the virus but allowed it spread throughout Wuhan (and through the world) through six critical days.

Instead of warning their own citizens, China pretended there was no problem at all.

In the six days after top Chinese officials secretly determined they likely were facing a pandemic from a new coronavirus, the city of Wuhan at the epicenter of the disease hosted a mass banquet for tens of thousands of people; millions began traveling through for Lunar New Year celebrations.

As reports that this virus escaped from a Chinese lab and that China covered it up -- exposing the world to their pet plague -- Jim Acosta decided it was the perfect time to defend China and shield them from blame.

Donald Trump, Jr. suggested changing the name of the CNN to "Xi NN."

Noted Twitter Expert Tom Nichols has been savaging Tom Cotton for daring to say that maybe covid came from the Wuhan lab. Tom Nichols refuses to admit he was wrong to attack Cotton -- absolutely refusing to admit error is a key marker of the Modern Twitter Expert -- and instead starts putting made-up quotes in Cotton's mouth to further attack him.

Gee, I wonder why we've stopped trusting the Twitter Experts.


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