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I was sceptical of ‘lab leak’ theory. But new info, China’s cover-up made me see differently

The Occam’s Razor argument — the likeliest explanation — keeps shifting in the direction of the Wuhan lab, writes former New York Times' lead reporter for Covid-19 pandemic.
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One of the theories behind the Covid-19 outbreak is that a virus leaked out of the Wuhan Institute of Virology during 'gain of function' research | Photo: Commons

What scientists now say on Covid origin in Wuhan lab and what they dismissed prematurely

Wuhan lab researchers created new viruses by using reverse genetics on bat coronaviruses. Some of this research was funded by the US.
Members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team at the Wuhan Institute of Virology | Photographer: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Why the suspicion on China’s Wuhan lab virus is growing. Read these new analyses

An article in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and a paper by Begin Sadat Centre for Strategic Studies present new facts on the coronavirus origin.
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Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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