The theory of the new coronavirus leaking from a Wuhan virus laboratory in China is increasingly being considered more seriously. However, in hindsight, former President Donald Trump and many of his associates seem to have been right in saying the virus that causes the COVID pandemic is man-made.
However, while Trump was in office, many media outlets mocked and criticized him when he used the terms “China virus,” “Kung Flu,” “Wuhan virus” to refer to the deadly virus from China. They argued that the naming of the virus tied to where it comes from is racist.
Meanwhile, the same media outlets report on the “Indian virus variant” or the “British virus variant,” and don’t appear to have a problem with that.
When virologist Yan Limeng, a witness from Hong Kong, asserted that the coronavirus is man-made, many mainstream media still ignore it.
Things began to change when people witnessed a video recording of many Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) staff members covered in blood, bitten by bats, and not wearing proper protective gear when coming into contact with the animals. Additionally, three WIV employees fell ill with COVID-like symptoms in November 2019.
Even Dr. Anthony Fauci, who opposed the Wuhan virus theory is man-made, has changed his opinion.
The shift in perception of the Wuhan virus hypothesis is also reflected in a series of Biden administrations and Facebook moves.
The U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra on May 25 encouraged the World Health Organization to conduct a “transparent” examination into the CCP Virus’s (COVID-19) origins in the next round of the investigation.
Speaking at the WHO-organized World Health Assembly conference, Becerra said that foreign experts should be authorized to assess coronavirus origins, according to BBC.
“The COVID-19 pandemic not only stole a year from our lives, it stole millions of lives,” Becerra said.
“Phase 2 of the COVID origins study must be launched with terms of reference that are transparent, science-based and give international experts the independence to fully assess the source of the virus and the early days of the outbreak,” he continued.
The White House said on Tuesday that it expects the WHO would conduct an expert-led investigation into the pandemic’s origins that is devoid of political intervention.
In a statement on May 26, President Biden stated that after assuming office, he requested a report on the origins of COVID-19, “including whether it emerged from human contact with an infected animal or from a laboratory accident,” BBC reported.
Facebook has lifted its months-old prohibition on posts that claim humans developed the coronavirus.
According to a video quoted by Mediaite from the show “This Week,” ABC News’s Jon Karl admitted that a lot of people have “egg” on their faces over the Wuhan lab leak theory, adding that some things may be true even if Trump said them.
Karl said that “we still don’t know” the origins of COVID-19, “but now, serious people are saying it needs a serious inquiry.”