CNN: ‘Lab-Leak Theory You Heard So Much About from Trump-Era Officials . . . Is Least Likely Option’
PATON WALSH: "Now there is a lot of detail in this report. And it also goes to say that in December of 2019 there were over a dozen slight variations of the virus circulating in Hubei, which suggests it had possibly been in circulation for a little bit longer than just that month. And interestingly, over that lab leak theory you heard so much often from Trump-era officials, more recently from the former CDC Director Redfield, they point out that’s the least likely option and say that staff at the Wuhan Institute of Virology were, in fact, tested. They tested negative as well. So even less evidence for that initial theory. A lot, though, in this document that will require further investigation when we hear its official release in about three-and-a-half hours' time."