In last month’s issue of the journal “Science”, 18 scientists admitted that the COVID-19 likely originated in a Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) laboratory.
Alina Chan, who is one of the 18 scientists and works at the Harvard School of Medicine’s Silver Lab, said she and her colleagues lied because they wanted to avoid being associated with US President Donald Trump. President Trump’s referral to COVID-19 as the “Wuhan virus” or the “Kung flu” on several occasions strengthened public suspicion that the virus was created in a Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) laboratory.
The journal features a letter from Ms Chan and her colleagues calling for a proper inquiry into COVID-19’s origins. The proposed investigation would consider both theories of natural transmission and laboratory origins. The letter also invoked new demands from scientific and government authorities like US President Joe Biden and leading scientists to pursue the laboratory leak hypothesis.
Ms Chan claimed some scientists avoided publicly discussing the lab leak hypothesis in the fear that their words could be manipulated to support racist rhetoric on COVID-19’s origins.
This sudden change in attitude suggests the extent to which political correctness has compromised modern science to the detriment of the people.