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Lab leak most likely origin of Covid-19 pandemic, U.S. Energy Department now says

By Michael R. Gordon, Warren P. Strobel

26 Feb 2023 · 6 min read

In an exclusive report, The WSJ reveals that a classified intelligence document has concluded that the virus's origin was most likely a laboratory leak.

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WASHINGTON—The U.S. Energy Department has concluded that the Covid pandemic most likely arose from a laboratory leak, according to a classified intelligence report recently provided to the White House and key members of Congress.

The shift by the Energy Department, which previously was undecided on how the virus emerged, is noted in an update to a 2021 document by Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines’s office.

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