From the very beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, there has been some uneasy uncertainty surrounding China’s handling of the crisis.
The first inkling trouble came after COVID-19 arrived in Europe, and all the new data seemed to suggest that China has downplayed the severity of the crisis by quite a bit. China is known for this sort of thing, having never learned to exude humility on the world’s stage.
But there may have been another, more sinister reason for the coverup, and one former head of the CDC isn’t afraid to say it.
Former CDC Director Robert Redfield said in an interview with CNN’s Sanjay Gupta that he believed the coronavirus escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China.
Redfield said, “If I was to guess this virus started transmitting somewhere in September, October in Wuhan … That’s my own view. It’s an opinion. I’m allowed to have an opinion.”
He continued, “I’m of the point of view that I still think the most likely etiology of this pathology in Wuhan was from a laboratory. Escaped. Other people don’t believe that. That’s fine. Science will eventually figure it out. It’s not unusual for respiratory pathogens that are being worked on in a laboratory to infect the laboratory worker.”
Of course, if this were the case, and China knowingly worked to cover up the origins of this global disaster, there is no doubt that lawmakers around the world would began drafting heaving sanctions against Beijing.