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Thu Apr 16, 2020, 07:54 AM

6. Here's what WashPost reported on it

Trump was asked about this by Fox News’s John Roberts, who cited “multiple sources” saying the U.S. government has a high degree of confidence that the virus came from a virology lab in Wuhan. Lax safety protocols infected an intern, Roberts said according to Fox’s reporting, “who later infected her boyfriend, and then went to the wet market in Wuhan, where it began to spread.”

On Tuesday, Washington Post opinion columnist Josh Rogin reported that the State Department was very concerned about a Wuhan lab’s safety protocols as it studied coronaviruses in bats. Rogin said diplomats wrote cables in early 2018 warning that “the lab’s work on bat coronaviruses and their potential human transmission represented a risk of a new SARS-like pandemic.”

Roberts asked Trump about all this on Wednesday, and Trump didn’t rule it out, though he tried not to comment on it.

“I don’t want to say that, John, but I will tell you more and more, we’re hearing the story,” he said, without elaborating on what that story is. “We are doing a very thorough examination of this horrible situation.” He declined to say whether he discussed the lab with China’s president.

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