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Science Weak

The cracks are beginning to show in the so-called science behind the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Earlier this year, four high-profile studies appeared to show that the virus originated in bats and then jumped to humans via a type of anteater called a pangolin—among the world’s most trafficked wild animals.

But a series of recently published emails between U.S. Right to Know and the authors of those papers tell a different story. Answers to basic questions about the data have raised serious doubts about the validity of these studies.

They suggest that, in at least two of the studies, important data was missing and that there was no transparent peer review and editorial process. These papers are now under investigation by the journals that published them.

The focus on the natural origin of the virus has been used to direct public attention—and the global scientific conversation—away from a more horrifying possibility: that the virus originated inside a Chinese governmental laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

We need to get to the bottom of this.

READ: ‘Validity of Key Studies on Origin of Coronavirus in Doubt; Science Journals Investigating’

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