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China Rebukes Trump Admin Claim That Coronavirus Was Man-Made

HeadlineMay 05, 2020

China is fighting back on unsubstantiated claims by the Trump administration that the coronavirus was man-made and originated in a lab in Wuhan. Chinese state media has accused Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of outright lying, calling on him to present evidence of his claims. The World Health Organization, U.S. intelligence agencies and most scientists — including Trump’s top coronavirus expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci — have said they believe the outbreak started in nature, most likely through animal-to-human transmission. Reports emerged Monday that further intelligence shared with the Five Eyes alliance — the U.S., Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand — indicates it is “highly unlikely” that COVID-19 started inside a laboratory.

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