The Week (US)



“If the lab-leak theory [about the origins of the Covid pandemic] is finally getting the respectful attention it always deserved, it’s mainly because Joe Biden authorized an inquiry and Anthony Fauci admitted to doubts about the natural-origin claim. In other words, the right president and the right public-health expert have blessed a certain line of inquiry. Yet the lab-leak theory, whether or not it turns out to be right, was always credible. Even if the scientific ‘consensus’ disputed it. Even if bigots—who rarely need a pretext—drew bigoted conclusion­s from it. Good journalism, like good science, should follow evidence, not narratives.”

Bret Stephens in The New York Times

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