Morning Jolt: Inside the Intel Community’s Infuriating COVID-Origins Report

On the menu today: a deep dive into the 18-page declassified U.S. intelligence community report on the origins of COVID-19 — an oddly worded, frustrating document that seems to bend over backward to give Beijing the benefit of the doubt.

The U.S. Intelligence Community Gives Beijing the Benefit of the Doubt

On Friday the Financial Times — usually a solid, reliable newspaper — published a tweet declaring that the, "Covid-19 virus most likely began with Wuhan lab accident, US intelligence agency says."

As someone who has strongly suspected a lab accident at the Wuhan facility since about April 2020, I would love for the Financial Times tweet to be accurate, but that is not what the U.S. intelligence community has concluded or stated. The short answer is that the U.S. intelligence community hasn't concluded much of anything about the origins of the ...

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Inside the Intel Community's Infuriating COVID-Origins Report

On the menu today: a deep dive into the 18-page declassified U.S. intelligence community report on the origins of COVID-19 — an oddly worded, frustrating document that seems to bend over backward to give Beijing the benefit of the doubt.

The U.S. Intelligence Community Gives Beijing the Benefit of the Doubt

On Friday the Financial Times — usually a solid, reliable newspaper — published a tweet declaring that the, "Covid-19 virus most likely began with Wuhan lab accident, US intelligence agency says."

As someone who has strongly suspected a lab accident at the Wuhan facility since about April 2020, I would love for the Financial Times tweet to be accurate, but that is not what the U.S. intelligence community has concluded or stated. The short answer is that the U.S. intelligence community hasn't concluded much of anything about the origins of the ...   READ MORE

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