According to evolutionary biologist Bret Weinstein, the sudden change in the story about the possibility that COVID-19 emerged from a laboratory in Wuhan, China, is mysterious and “how corrupt our system is. The condition is “Did you do it?”
Weinstein, a biologist and co-host of the Dark Horse podcast, has been investigating the possible emergence of COVID-19 from the laboratory since last year. He said that the fact that the hypothesis is now widely recognized by the international community in Epoch TV’s “American Thought Leaders” program (premiered on Saturday, July 3) is “completely mysterious.” He said there was.
“My channel was very early on this topic. There is a biosafety level 4 lab that studies and enhances these viruses, starting with the tremendous coincidence that this virus first appeared in Wuhan. “Weinstein said. “It was very clear that there was at least a viable hypothesis that needed to be discussed.
Waynestein, a visiting scholar at Princeton University’s James Madison program, said that before the story surrounding the COVID-19 Labreak theory gained momentum, those who discussed it were stigmatized, demonized, and “racially discriminated against.” It was portrayed as everything from racists to racists. “
“All we had to do was follow the evidence,” Weinstein continued. “The change in the story, I must say, was completely mysterious.”
The theory that the virus was the result of a leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) was called “conspiracy theory” last year, but more and more scientists and officials have recently been credible to this hypothesis. It is attracting attention because it gives. ..
COVID-19, a disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, was first reported in Wuhan, China.
The January State Department fact sheet raised a question as to whether the outbreak could have been the result of a laboratory accident at WIV. The United States said there was “reason to believe” that several WIV researchers became ill in the fall of 2019 with symptoms consistent with both COVID-19 and common seasonal illnesses. In 2017, and that is, it has a history of conducting research on the acquisition of virus functions. Such research involves modifying the virus to have new or extended features.
On May 26, President Joe Biden ordered intelligence agencies to prepare a report on the origin of the virus within 90 days, which is considering rival theories, including the possibility of a laboratory accident in China. Said.
Weinstein criticized the explanation provided by “everyone who made a mistake” in recent weeks after Labreak’s theory was widely recognized.
For example, PolitiFact quietly withdrew its September 2020 fact check on May 24th. This is what Hong Kong virologists claim that COVID-19 occurred in the lab was labeled as inaccurate and “conspiracy theory”.
“The claims are inaccurate and ridiculous,” the currently archived fact check said earlier. “We rate it as Pantson Fire!”
In an updated editor’s note, PolitiFact explained why it removed the label.
“When this fact check was first published in September 2020, PolitiFact’s sources included researchers claiming that the SARS-CoV-2 virus could not be manipulated. That claim is now. It is more widely controversial. ” “Therefore, we will remove this fact check from the database until a more thorough review is done. Currently, we believe this claim is not supported by evidence and is controversial.”
Apart from this, the Washington Post has quietly receded claims about the COVID-19 Lab Leak theory.
A February 2020 treatise published an article claiming that the idea was “uncovered” and “conspiracy theory.” The article attacked Senator Tom Cotton (Republican) seeking an investigation into the origin of the CCP virus.
Some reporters say they ignored the Labreak theory, mainly because Republicans promoted the idea.
Waynestein described the phenomenon as “a headache rush by everyone who misrepresented the story, and their explanation made little sense.”
He said that certain journalists and media said [former President] Donald Trump liked the idea that this might have come out of the lab, which didn’t make it true. “
“Of course, this is a very illogical conclusion, and it’s hard to imagine someone who thinks he’s a journalist was momentarily misunderstood,” he continued. “In the worst case, if you think that everything Donald Trump said is a lie, in the worst case, you would have to consider it as evidenceless in either way.
“But that’s not how people treated it. They treated it as if the truth was always the opposite of what he said.”
While Facebook has lifted the ban on posts suggesting that the virus is artificial, other outlets have also fixed or quietly updated stories, including Vox.
Weinstein said he eventually believed that “it became impossible to maintain the public lie that the laboratory version was somehow inconsistent with the evidence.”
“And from Dr. Fauci’s email, we found that behind the scenes, the top people didn’t believe it either. They simply gave the public a line that they had their own reason to want the people to believe it. I was just giving, “he said.
“It relies on several different stories surrounding COVID-19 and reveals to us how corrupt our system is.”
Cathy He and Zachary Stieber contributed to this report.