Former NIH Head: COVID Lab Leak Not Conspiracy Theory

Francis Collins, the top public health official during the COVID-19 pandemic, earlier this year said the lab leak hypothesis was not a conspiracy theory, according to a transcript of his testimony released Thursday by House Republicans, reported the Washington Examiner.

Collins in January of this year was called before the House Select Subcommittee to explain his role in the scientific inquiry into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lawmakers asked him whether the coronavirus could have resulted from “a laboratory or research-related accident, a researcher doing something in the lab, getting infected with the virus, and then sparking the pandemic.”

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