It may be finally time to bust out the tinfoil hats, folks.
Well, to be fair, there have been plenty of conspiracy theorists stewing over this global pandemic from the very start. On platforms such as Twitter and Reddit, zany and unproven hypotheses have been running rampant. Some state that the virus is a complete hoax meat to bring on a planned financial collapse. Others believe that this is how they’ll drive us all into our homes to get away with a global false flag attack. There are even some net denizens who believe that this is all a precursor to the great UFO disclosure event that they’ve been talking about for decades.
One of the most pervasive of these unfounded bits of fiction purports that the COVID-19 virus is actually a bioweapon that escaped the lab, either by accident or incident.
News out of China this week seemed to throw a little figurative gas on this fire.
Chinese government researchers isolated more than 2,000 new viruses, including deadly bat coronaviruses, and carried out scientific work on them just three miles from a wild animal market identified as the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Several Chinese state media outlets in recent months touted the virus research and lionized in particular a key researcher in Wuhan, Tian Junhua, as a leader in bat virus work.
he coronavirus strain now infecting hundreds of thousands of people globally mutated from bats believed to have infected animals and people at a wild animal market in Wuhan. The exact origin of the virus, however, remains a mystery.
While there is no direct evidence linking COVID-19 to these laboratories, the discovery does reignite already standing concerns regarding what China is and isn’t telling the world when it comes to coronavirus.
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