By: Jianli Yang – April 2, 2021

Ascertaining the origins of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is vital in order to address the current pandemic and reduce the risk of future ones. Although we may never be able to conclusively determine the coronavirus pandemic’s origins, it is nevertheless critical that we make every possible effort to do so. That is why the WHO’s fruitless investigation into the virus’s origins should provoke calls for transparency and accountability.

One distinct possibility is that the SARS-CoV-2 virus originated in the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a biosafety level 4 laboratory. This lab-leak hypothesis, as it is often called, should not be hastily dismissed as a conspiracy theory. It would be false and irresponsible to deny the evidence for it. [Continue Reading]