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By Andrew Kerr
The Daily Caller News Foundation 

Scientists issue open letter claiming incorrect and contradictory details in WHO origins report used to downplay lab leak theory


Last updated 4/14/2021 at 10:30pm

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Two staff work in the pop-up Huoyan Laboratory specialized in the nucleic acid test on 2019-nCoV in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, the first day of its operation. The P2-level biosafety lab was built in five days, designed to perform 10,000 2019-nCoV tests per day, to cope with the coronavirus outbreak.

A group of 24 scientists issued an open letter Wednesday, April 7, demanding a full investigation into the origins of COVID-19 that includes a thorough examination into the possibility the virus could have escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China.

The scientists said the World Health Organization's report on the origins of the pandemic, which concluded the lab leak hypothesis was extremely unlikely, "failed to reach some most basic standards of credible analysis and assessment," noting that the report contained 12 incorrect, disputed, contradictory and imprecise statements used to downplay the th...

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