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Did the Virus come from the Lab?

The interest in the origins of the Corona pandemic is understandable. An event that has so far claimed the lives of 3.5 million people, that has left many patients with physical and psychological sequelae, that demands billions of euros and enormous efforts from states and companies on a daily basis – something like this demands clarification. The need for an understandable cause that goes beyond the random occurrence of a natural phenomenon is correspondingly great. But what are we to make of headlines such as: “New evidence for hypothesis that Sars-CoV-2 originated in the laboratory”? Focus Online had originally even texted of the “virus originated in the lab,” but changed the headline on Tuesday to: “Where did Corona come from?Sudden illness of laboratory employees raises new questions“.

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