The Media’s COVID Failure
In dismissing the possibility that the virus leaked from a lab, journalists betrayed their mission to seek the truth.
|by Zaid Jilani at PERSUASION:|
By Zaid Jilani
In February 2020, Senator Tom Cotton, Republican of Arkansas,asked a provocative question: Was there some relationship between COVID-19 emerging in the Chinese city of Wuhan and the fact that there’s a biochemical lab in the city that specializes in studying coronaviruses? Was it possible that this lab was studying an animal that carried the virus and failed to properly secure it?
“We don’t have evidence that this disease originated there,” Cotton said of the lab, “but because of China’s duplicity and dishonesty…
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