Media: experts dismiss lab leak theory

Added On July 27, 2021

 The weekly magazine Washington Examiner reported that in an interview with CNN, Fauci "repeatedly cited a scientific paper from July that argued in favor of zoonosis and largely dismissed the lab leak hypothesis."

 The paper, titled "The Origins of SARS-CoV-2: A Critical Review", was also cited by a top scientist from China's Wuhan Institute of Virology when arguing in favor of a natural origin for COVID-19 and against the lab leak hypothesis.
In the paper, a group of 20 internationally renowned virologists and evolutionary biologists from all over the world have noted that theories about a lab leak are almost all based on coincidence, not hard evidence.
In another interview with Fox News, Fauci also defended coronavirus research done by "qualified, highly respected Chinese scientists," saying "those scientists were very well-respected in the scientific community internationally."