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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that “enormous evidence” indicates that the covid-19 virus originated at a laboratory in Wuhan, China.
“Remember, China has a history of infecting the world, and they have a history of running substandard laboratories,” Pompeo said on ABC News’s “This Week.” “These are not the first times that we’ve had a world exposed to viruses as the result of failures in a Chinese lab.”
Pompeo’s comments echoed those of Trump, who said he has seen evidence giving him a “high degree of confidence” that the virus came from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which was studying the presence of the virus in bats.
“There’s enormous evidence that that’s where this began,” Pompeo said.
The secretary of state also said, twice, that he had “no reason to disbelieve” that the virus was “man-made or genetically modified.” Reminded that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has said that the scientific consensus is that it was neither, Pompeo said, “That’s right. …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]