Was Covid released from US lab? Prof Jeffrey Sachs makes EXPLOSIVE claim

'I chaired a commission for the lancet for two years on Covid. I'm pretty convinced it came out of US lab biotechnology,' said Jeffrey Sachs


                            Was Covid released from US lab? Prof Jeffrey Sachs makes EXPLOSIVE claim
Jeffrey Sachs accuses the United States of causing the Covid-19 pandemic (Michael Campanella/Getty Images)
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The world has long enough blamed China for giving birth to Covid-19 and spreading it to the most distant of lands, resulting in a pandemic. However, US economist Jeffrey Sachs has claimed that he is "pretty convinced" that the coronavirus was a result of the "US lab biotechnology." Sachs led two-year research into the pandemic's origins. 

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A report from Russia Today claims that Sachs joined a conference in mid-June at the Spanish think tank the GATE Center. The World Health Organization (WHO) said on June 9 that its latest investigation into the origins of the pandemic was still inconclusive largely because a large chunk of data was missing from China's end. Sachs, who chairs the Covid-19 commission at the prestigious medical journal, The Lance, said, "It is a blunder, in my view, of biotech, not an accident of a natural spillover. We don’t know for sure. But there's enough evidence that it should be looked into and it's not being investigated — not in the US, not anywhere." He continued, "I think for real reasons, they [US officials] don't want to look under the rug too much." Previously, critics have called Professor Sachs a President Xi 'propagandist'.

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These comments came just weeks after Sachs, along with Neil Harrison had published an article that called for an independent inquiry into the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It alleged that "there is much important information that can be gleaned from US-based research institutions, information not yet made available for independent, transparent, and scientific scrutiny." Previously, China was heavily accused of leaking the coronavirus and wiping off crucial information, for example, wiping off information about researchers falling ill before the official COVID-19 timeline. The entire conference was posted on YouTube by GATE Center. 

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Is the US responsible for the pandemic?

Up until now, the only claims that were made against the United States were by Chinese disinformation campaigns and nothing credible. However, something so substantial coming from a professional economist like Sachs could mean something. In a conference held on June 15, Sachs said, "I'll add one provocative statement, it may shock you or not shock you, you may say 'I already know that Professor Sachs'. But I chaired a commission for the lancet for two years on Covid. I'm pretty convinced it came out of US lab biotechnology — not out of nature — just to mention after two years of intensive work on this."

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Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University attends the 3rd Annual Save the Children Illumination Gala on November 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Save the Children)

The Chinese government launched a disinformation campaign last year claiming that Covid originated from a military camp in Maryland. While the campaign was a success in China, the rest of the world called it a desperate attempt by the government to clear its name. However, the Wuhan facility has always been linked to Covid. The lab is accused of experimenting on bat coronavirus strains months before the pandemic broke out. This lab leak theory was denounced by the media in the West, however, leaked e-mails show some top scientists advising the UK and US Governments about the official narrative privately. 

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