We were told that it was a debunked conspiracy theory. There’s no way an authoritarian regime with an appalling human rights record and a secret police apparatus would ever cover up a massive screwup, like a pathogen escaping from a lab and causing a global pandemic. That can never happen, right? We thought so.
The liberal media and the Big Tech establishment thought this was too crazy to even consider and smeared and censored those who lobbed such a claim. Both parties have Chinese interests, so I guess it makes sense. But also, Donald Trump and the GOP lobbed this allegation, so the media automatically thought it was false. They couldn’t do their job to investigate this claim because they’re the enemies of the people, the opposition press, and that’s why they’re eating it as the lab leak theory looks more like a fact every day.