Tucker Carlson interviewed Steven Mosher about evidence his recent New York Post article supports the theory that the coronavirus escaped from a lab in Wuhan:
Interestingly, a US researcher, Dr. Ralph Baric of the University of North Carolina, lead work on a very similar virus to the one spreading rapidly in much of the world. Note that two of the coauthors (Xing-Yi Ge and Zhengli-Li Shi), are from the Wuhan Institute for Virology. Here is a link to a journal article on the work.
At the time the work with a cororavirus engineered to infect humans was criticized as excessively risky with no clear benefit:
“The only impact of this work is the creation, in a lab, of a new, non-natural risk,” Richard Ebright, a molecular biologist and biodefence expert at Rutgers University, told Nature .
Dr. Baric recently gave an interview where he minimized the risks of the virus and claimed the seasonal flu is a bigger threat “for now”:
If the idea that a dangerous virus could escape from a lab consider that SARS was mishandled back in 2004. Several people died after a SARS leak from a lab in China:
As Tucker Carlson noted, any suggestion of a Chinese lab being the origin of the virus has been dismissed as a conspiracy theory and “fake news”. My observation is that there is mounting evidence that the real fake news has been media reports treat press releases from the Chinese government as truth that is beyond reproach or serious questioning.
Perhaps if the media researched reports from government officials in China as thoroughly as they fact check President Trump’s tweets we would get some real answers about the origin of the coronavirus.
Why have most of the US news media been so reluctant to seriously investigate the source of the coronavirus?
Should there be greater restrictions on development of viruses that are dangerous to humans?