The Sunday Times: British intelligence considers Covid-19 leak from laboratory plausible

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Western intelligence agencies, including Britain, have reassessed the likelihood of a laboratory origin of the coronavirus, sources told The Sunday Times. If earlier this version was considered unlikely, now it has become plausible. The newspaper's source in the American intelligence expressed concern that if the origin of the coronavirus is not revealed now, the problem may repeat itself.

As noted by The Sunday Times, the information appeared amid complaints from scientists that they were not allowed to talk about the likelihood of a virus leak from the laboratory. Jamie Metzl, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and World Health Organization Human Genome Editing Advisor, noted that scientists who adhered to the laboratory version of COVID-19 were called conspiracy theorists.

On the eve of the Daily Mail spoke about two scientists from Norway and the UK, who reported the refusal of major scientific publications to publish their work that the coronavirus could be the result of a leak from the laboratory. In the end, it was published, but the main topic had to be changed. They are preparing to release an additional version of their work.

The Sunday Times notes that information about a reassessment of the possibility of a laboratory leak appeared after the publication in the media of information that at least three scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology were seriously ill in November 2019. In addition, the newspaper The New York Times reported on the eve that the American intelligence has data on the origin of the virus.

Earlier this week, US President Joe Biden instructed US intelligence to redouble efforts to gather data on the origins of the coronavirus. The owner of the White House ordered to present the results obtained within 90 days.

On the instruction of the President of the United States – in the material of “Kommersant” “Joe Biden returned China to the game.”

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