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ANALYSIS: The Biden Administration And The Media Embrace A COVID-19 ‘Conspiracy Theory’

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Dylan Housman Healthcare Reporter
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An origin theory for COVID-19 once widely panned as a “conspiracy theory” now seems much more credible thanks to a recent shift in corporate American media coverage and the posture of various members of President Joe Biden’s administration.

The “lab-leak” theory, which posits that COVID-19 was part of a research project that accidentally escaped a lab in Wuhan, China, has existed for nearly as long as the coronavirus pandemic itself. When it first entered the American political sphere in early 2020, it was shot down as a “debunked” theory from the fringe.