The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has announced today that U.S. spy agencies agree with ‘wide scientific consensus that the new coronavirus was ‘not manmade or genetically modified’.
“The entire Intelligence Community has been consistently providing critical support to U.S. policymakers and those responding to the COVID-19 virus, which originated in China,” a statement said. “The Intelligence Community also concurs with the wide scientific consensus that the COVID-19 virus was not manmade or genetically modified.”
But the statement added they are still examining whether the origins of the pandemic trace to contact with infected animals or an accident at a Chinese lab.
“The IC will continue to rigorously examine emerging information and intelligence to determine whether the outbreak began through contact with infected animals or if it was the result of an accident at a laboratory in Wuhan.”
President Donald Trump’s unproven theory says that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was the source of the global pandemic ‘More and more, we’re hearing the story,’ Trump said earlier this month. Scientists say the virus arose by eating bats.
The new coronavirus has infected more than 2 million people and killed over 220,000 worldwide