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It was 'premature' to rule out lab leak because 'lab accidents happen' – HotAir

It was 'premature' to rule out lab leak because 'lab accidents happen' – HotAir
"lab accidents happen"

” “I was a lab technician myself, I’m an immunologist, and I have worked in the lab, and lab accidents happen,” Tedros said.”… Tedros said that “checking what happened, especially in our labs, is important” to nailing down if the pandemic had any laboratory links.Reuters has published a brief story saying that Tedros plans to announce plans for a “phase 2 study into the origins of the coronavirus” sometime tomorrow.Tedros saying things he should have said at least a year ago.

But today he broke from that tradition and admitted his organization had been too quick to rule out the lab leak theory of the origin of the coronavirus: He said there had been a “premature push” to rule out the theory that the virus might have escaped from a Chinese government lab in Wuhan – undermining WHO’s own March report, which concluded that a laboratory leak was “extremely unlikely.” He’s really not promoting the lab leak theory here, just acknowledging that we don’t have data to rule it out.

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