"Research-related incident" is the new bio-weapon lab leak.
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A interim report from Minority Oversight Staff on the Senate Committee on Health Education, Labor and Pensions analysed the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their objective was to examine the two prevailing theories: a natural zoonotic outbreak or a research-related incident.
Whilst establishing an approximate timeline was difficult, epidemiological evidence strongly suggests SARS-CoV-2 began infecting humans in Wuhan or the surrounding area in mid-October and early to mid-November 2019.
Remember, Event 201 started on 18 October 2019, as did the Wuhan Military World Games which concluded on 27 October.
The authors conclude that the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 that resulted in the COVID-19 pandemic was most likely the result of a research-related incident.
When analysing the zoonotic spillover hypothesis, the authors say there are a number of anomalies in the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak and the early pandemic when compared with the emergence of past natural zoonotic spillovers.