How do you fact check on something you do not know to be fact? How do you give a firm statement and say anything contradictory is racist, xenophobic, or doesn’t believe science? It was already ‘debunked’ so how is it a possibility now?
I first saw the Wuhan lab theory here on reddit before the United States even had their first coronavirus case, when the WHO was basically still saying human-to-human transmission was nothing to worry about. Meanwhile months later media is printing articles like ‘here’s how to debunk coronavirus misinformation and conspiracy theories from friends and family’ because your ‘crazy’ Uncle Jim is the real threat.