Origins

Coronavirus Origins: Can We Handle the Truth of the COVID-Origin Probe?

Customers wearing face masks shop inside a supermarket following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, February 10, 2020. (China Daily via Reuters)

On the menu today: The U.S. intelligence community’s investigation of the COVID-19 pandemic’s origins will have long-term consequences for the world, including future scientific research; a tariff proposal that China hawks might find intriguing; and how a temporary problem is creating a new, and likely permanent, entitlement.

The Long-Term Consequences of the Investigation into COVID-19’s Origins

Today is July 15; according to administration sources speaking to the Wall Street Journal, President Joe

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Coronavirus Origins: China-Appeasing Column Insists Lab-Leak Theory Is ‘Garbage’

Health workers wear protective gear inside a locked-down portion of the Jordan residential area to contain a new outbreak of the coronavirus in Hong Kong, China, January 23, 2021. (Tyrone Siu/Reuters)

On the menu today: A Los Angeles Times columnist decrees the lab-leak theory to be “garbage” and says the real lesson of the pandemic is that the United States needs to “cooperate with China” more; a “3.6 Roentgen reading” of a jobs report; a Chinese-government spokesman suffers a bitter defeat; and an appreciation for some kind words.

Even Now, the Usual Suspects Demand We ‘Cooperate with China’

Over in

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