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State Department Dodges COVID Origins Question

Outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China, February 3, 2021 (Thomas Peter/Reuters)

Even following WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’s call this week for “further investigation” into whether the COVID pandemic began as a leak from a laboratory, the Biden administration is doubling down on a refusal to publicly boost the possibility.

Tedros’s comments followed the release of a highly anticipated report by a team of WHO-appointed researchers and Chinese scientists about the origins of the coronavirus. When asked by National Review on Wednesday if Secretary of State Antony Blinken agrees with Tedros’s assessment that the lab-leak hypothesis ought to be investigated further, the State Department dodged.

“We continue to learn more about the earliest


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