Untangling the Theory About Covid-19 and a Wuhan Lab

The virus’s genes clearly show it has a natural origin

A scientifically unsupported theory suggesting that Covid-19 accidentally escaped from a Wuhan laboratory gained undue credence when President Donald Trump addressed it in a press briefing last Friday. Asked whether the United States was investigating this theory, Trump said, “We’re looking at it; a lot of people are looking at it; it seems to make sense.”

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Yasmin Tayag

Yasmin Tayag

Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.