With more people coming around to accept the possibility that coronavirus originated in China’s Wuhan lab, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated in a tweet what he has been saying since the outbreak of the pandemic.
“Every piece of evidence suggests the Wuhan virus leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” Pompeo wrote, adding “Communist China owes the world answers.”
Throughout much of the pandemic, the mainstream media and prominent members of the scientific community were skeptical of the theory, according to Newsweek.
But last week President Joe Biden said the U.S. Intelligence community had “coalesced around two likely scenarios,” one of which was the likelihood that the virus escaped during a laboratory accident in Wuhan. Biden gave the intelligence agencies 90 days to carry out another probe to “bring us closer to a definitive conclusion.”
However, the president’s characterization of the findings did not suggest the same level of conviction as that of the Trump administration.
Biden’s announcement followed a CNN report that his administration halted a State Department investigation launched late last year into whether the coronavirus originated in a Chinese lab.
A joint probe carried out by the World Health Organization and China determined in March that the