The Laboratory Origin Hypothesis

The pandemic was probably caused by an accident in a Wuhan lab, but it was the result of a runaway global scientific program.

The global pandemic was caused by the novel bat coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The virus causes the disease covid-19, which has taken nearly 3 million lives. It is a “zoonotic” virus, meaning one that jumps from animal to human.

Zoonotic viruses have been considered a grave threat to the world since the 2003 SARS epidemic, which emerged from the…