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Wed May 26, 2021, 01:33 PM

Biden asks intelligence community to redouble efforts to determine definitive origin of coronavirus

Source: Washington Post

President Biden said Wednesday that he has asked the intelligence community to redouble its efforts to determine whether the coronavirus originated from human contact with an infected animal or from a laboratory in China.

In a statement, Biden said he has asked for a report within 90 days and hopes the intelligence community “will collect and analyze information that could bring us closer to a definitive conclusion.” His directives comes as a theory has gained credence that the source of the coronavirus that has left more than 3 million people dead emerged from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.

In his statement, Biden said a report he received last month said the intelligence community has “coalesced around two likely scenarios” but has not reached a definitive conclusion about whether the virus emerged from human contact with an animal or from a lab accident.

Biden quoted from the report: “While two elements in the [intelligence community] leans toward the former scenario and one leans more toward the latter — each with low or moderate confidence — the majority of elements do not believe there is sufficient information to assess one to be more likely than the other.” In his statement, Biden also pressed China to cooperate amid questions of whether the virus originated in a lab in Wuhan.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-covid-china-virus-origins/2021/05/26/4f574a24-be44-11eb-9c90-731aff7d9a0d_story.html



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Wed May 26, 2021, 01:39 PM

1. Perhaps we have a clue too, if somehow the Chinese did in fact have something to do w/

the Covid 19 mess (which I seriously doubt, per Dr. Fauci and others stated that the technology to modify a virus was out of the reach still), and that djt pulled our virus expert out of China for some obscure purpose (not needed or save money according to rump)...

Makes one wonder if rump knew more about the virus in China and wanted Americans to get sick?

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Wed May 26, 2021, 02:31 PM

2. This announcement is necessary to dampen the raging conspiracy theorists who are claiming,

"those libs," and Democratic, are protecting China.

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Wed May 26, 2021, 02:42 PM

3. Read the full statement by President Joe Biden on the investigation into the origins of COVID-19:

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