Where It Started
Understanding the origin of the virus is key to battling conspiracy theories
A stubbornly popular and absolutely false coronavirus conspiracy theory is that the coronavirus was engineered in a lab and intentionally released into the world. Scientists have repeatedly debunked the idea, and U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) director Dr. Francis Collins recently weighed in to explain why.
Writing on the NIH Director’s Blog on March 26, Collins pointed to a recent article in the journal Nature Medicine showing two…