18 Scientists, Including One Who Worked With Wuhan Lab, Say COVID Lab Leak Theory Needs Study

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U.S. Coronavirus A group of scientists is urging a reassessment of the origin of the coronavirus, as they don't believe the possibility of a lab leak was given sufficient consideration. A March report from a team of World Health Organization–led scientists found a lab leak to be the "least likely" hypothesis. However, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO , said the possibility requires "further investigation" because the team didn't have access to enough raw data to adequately analyze the likelihood of any single hypothesis. In a letter published Friday in the journal Science , 18 scientists wrote, "We must...