Former M16 Head Concludes COVID-19 Was ‘likely’ from Wuhan Lab

Sir Richard Dearlove, a former head of the United Kingdom Secret Intelligence Service, believes it’s “far more likely” COVID-19 origin was from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.

Dearlove made his comments on Leading Britain’s Conversation, a talk radio station based in the United Kingdom.

The former spy chief criticized the recent report organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and called it a “farcical investigation.”

According to the WHO report, the virus came from nature.

Dearlove said “it’s possible” COVID-19 was of natural origin where it could have reached humans via an animal but given what he knows, he concluded the more likely scenario was it was a result of some sort of laboratory manipulation.

WHO adviser Jamie Metzl also told the radio station that a “full, unrestricted” investigation is called for.

Dearlove’s views somewhat match concerns raised in a U.S. State Department fact sheet on the origins of COVID-19.

The U.S. government does not know exactly where, when, or how the COVID-19 virus—known as SARS-CoV-2—was transmitted initially to humans. We have not determined whether the outbreak began through contact with infected animals or was the result of an accident at a laboratory in Wuhan, China.

However, former CDC Director Robert Redfield also believes the virus came from the laboratory.

A new article in Medium discusses the laboratory hypothesis including the possibility that the National Institute of Health funded the creation of the virus.

Clearly, we don’t have proof that COVID-19 originated in the Wuhan Institute of Virology but the weight of the evidence is pointing in that direction.

The U.S. and other countries must unite and demand a full investigation into the origins of COVID-19.

Keep in mind, the WHO report claimed the virus was natural but it did not find an animal that carried COVID-19 that then could have passed it to humans.

Based on what I’ve read, I’m with Redfield and Dearlove and believe the pandemic is from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.