May 28, 2021

Coronavirus ‘lab leak’ theory jumps from mocked to maybe as Biden orders intelligence review

Featuring David Feith

Source: The Washington Post

Journalists Shane Harris, Yasmeen Abutaleb

In the spring of 2020, as the coronavirus ripped through U.S. cities on its way to claiming more than 592,000 American lives, a group of senior U.S. national security officials warily eyed a laboratory in Wuhan, China.

The Wuhan Institute of Virology was well known in the scientific community for its research on coronaviruses to defend against outbreaks like the SARS epidemic, first identified in China in 2002. But to some of the officials, some of whom worked in the State Department and the White House, the lab’s location in the same city where the coronavirus pandemic began was a troubling coincidence.

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Authors

  • David Feith

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Indo-Pacific Security Program

    David Feith served as U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Before that, he was an editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal in Hong ...