RT did a short clip on the FactCheck.org conflicts of interest.
FactCheck.org blasted me last year for saying the virus was a lab creation:
But this year the Fauci emails came out proving not only that I was correct, but that Fauci and his band of merry conspirators were the hidden hand behind the Nature Medicine article touted by FactCheck.org. Exactly what I had said in the Plandemic movie when I was interviewed in June 2020.
This year the FactCheck company tried to discreetly walk that back, twice:
“…Nass appears for a little longer, but she doesn’t offer any evidence to support her claims, either.
“I feel quite convinced that this is a laboratory-designed organism,” Nass says.
But an article published in in March found that the novel coronavirus “is not a laboratory construct or a purposefully manipulated virus.”
The authors said that the virus likely originated in one of two ways: “natural selection in an animal host before zoonotic transfer,” meaning before the spread of disease from animals to humans, or “natural selection in humans following zoonotic transfer.”
The virus likely developed in bats before transferring to humans, either directly or through another animal, the World Health Organization explained in March. The CDC has released similar background information.
An accidental laboratory release of the naturally occurring virus can’t be ruled out, according to the article, but the authors said they “do not believe that any type of laboratory-based scenario is plausible.”
Nass twice repeats her criticism that the article doesn’t “hold water,” but she provides no further explanation or evidence to support the claim that the virus was developed in a lab.
Update, May 21, 2021: The exact origin of the coronavirus remains unknown. On May 14 the journal Science published a letter from 18 scientists calling for “more investigation” to determine how the pandemic began. “Theories of accidental release from a lab and zoonotic spillover both remain viable,” they wrote. “Knowing how COVID-19 emerged is critical for informing global strategies to mitigate the risk of future outbreaks.”
Update, June 29, 2021: Please see our June 25 story “The Facts – and Gaps – on the Origin of the Coronavirus” for a detailed examination of the debate over the origin of the pandemic…”