[Ed. Note: Last week’s conspiracy theory is, once again, today’s news lead. At the right time and place in human history, simply saying that the earth revolved around the sun was considered disinformation from a non-authoritative source, contrary to community guidelines. The thing about authoritative sources, is that they’re always willing to go back to the drawing board and be infallible all over again, and again.]
by Andrew Kerr
The U.S. intelligence community is seriously examining the possibility that the novel coronavirus could have entered the human population in Wuhan due to a laboratory accident, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence confirmed in a statement Thursday.
“The [Intelligence Community] will continue to rigorously examine emerging information and intelligence to determine whether the outbreak began through contact with infected animals or if it was the result of an accident at a laboratory in Wuhan,” the ODNI’s statement read.
The ODNI also said it agrees with the widespread scientific consensus that the novel coronavirus “was not manmade or genetically modified,” a blow to the conspiracy theory that the virus is a Chinese-manufactured bioweapon.