- A U.S. report on the origins of Covid-19 concluded that the hypothesis of a virus leak from a Chinese lab in Wuhan is plausible, The Wall Street Journal said.
- President Joe Biden said last month he had ordered aides to find answers to the origin of the virus.
- U.S. officials have accused China of not being transparent about the virus’ origins, a charge Beijing has denied.
A report on the origins of Covid-19 by a U.S. government national laboratory concluded that the hypothesis of a virus leak from a Chinese lab in Wuhan is plausible and deserves further investigation, The Wall Street Journal said on Monday, citing people familiar with the classified document.
The study was prepared in May 2020 by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California and was referred to by the State Department when it conducted an inquiry into the pandemic’s origins during the final months of the Trump administration, the WSJ report said.