Letzte Aktualisierung: May 26, 2021

Did the virus come from the lab?

The Covid virus did not come from the wild but from a laboratory – that's how current reports read, based on US intelligence sources. Serious scientists, however, see the illnesses of researchers in Wuhan in November 2019 as far from proof of a fatal accident.

The interest in the origins of the Covid pandemic is understandable. An event that has so far claimed the lives of 3.5 million people has left many patients with physical and psychological sequelae, 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 the hypothesis that Sars-CoV-2 originated in the laboratory"? Focus Online originally even texted of the "virus originated in the lab," but changed the headline on Tuesday to: "Where did Covid come from? Sudden illness of laboratory employees raises new questions."
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