A White House reporter is criticizing the mainstream media for downplaying, and in some cases dismissing the theory that the CCP Virus (coronavirus) emerged from a lab leak in China.
“I think a lot of people have egg on their face. This was an idea that was first put forward by Mike Pompeo, secretary of state, Donald Trump,” Jonathan Karl, ABC News’ chief White House reporter, stated on “This Week” on Sunday, May 30, reports TheNewYorkPost.
“Now serious people are saying it needs a serious inquiry,” Karl added.
Last year, then-President Donald Trump and many Republicans were among the very first to introduce the theory that the CCP Virus may have escaped from a laboratory in Wuhan, China.
The 45th president since then has referred to the virus which caused the airborne pandemic as the “Chinese virus,” asserting that he had access to some confidential documents to back his claim but was “not allowed” to talk about them.
Unfortunately, the lab-leak theory was dismissed by the mainstream as a mere conspiracy theory.
Likewise, Trump’s term for airborne disease was criticized for inciting hatred towards Asian Americans. Such discrimination might still be ignited as it is proven that the CCP Virus first emerged in China.
Last Tuesday, May 26, President Joe Biden directed U.S. spy services to do a 90-day investigation into whether the Wuhan Institute of Virology released the CCP Virus.
In a statement, he stated that two theories predominate current U.S. official thinking: the virus either was developed naturally from animals or escaped from the lab in Wuhan, China.
The next afternoon, the White House indicated it was not ruling out any possibility, including the virus’s purposeful release.
By Thursday evening, the Senate had passed a bill forcing the federal government to declassify information on the CCP Virus’s origins. The bill was introduced by Senators Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.).
The lab leak theory has recently gained support, with the Wall Street Journal reporting this week that three employees at the Wuhan Institute of Virology became so sick that they had to be hospitalized in November 2019.