Fox’s Bret Baier: ‘More and more dots’ point to coronavirus origin in Wuhan lab

The evidence regarding the origin of the coronavirus is starting to show what many already predicted.

According to Fox News’ Bret Baier, as reports come out, “more and more dots” point to the Wuhan lab as the place where the coronavirus began. 

Starting to make sense

Baier’s comments came on Friday when he made an appearance on fellow Fox host Sean Hannity’s program.

“More and more dots, both open-source and classified [information], point right to the lab,” Baier said. “And that’s why we said increasing confidence. What there is 100 percent confidence of, and we’ve reported this and now more and more officials are saying it publicly, is the level and extent of the coverup China went to.”

Here, Baier was referring to a report that he, Gallian Truner, and Adam Shaw put recently put together.

They wrote: “[T]here is increasing confidence that the outbreak likely originated in a Wuhan lab, not as a bioweapon but as part of a Chinese effort to show that its efforts to identify and combat viruses are equal or greater than those of the U.S.”

Not a biological weapon

Since the coronavirus outbreak, there has been some questionable reasoning regarding its origins. When it was first suggested that the coronavirus could have come from the Wuhan lab, there was an unwarranted assumption that the virus is a biological weapon.

Thus, when the scientific community came forward to explain that there was no evidence of genetic engineering in the virus, some concluded that it couldn’t have come from the lab. What was ignored, of course, was the other possibility — that the coronavirus came from the lab but not as a biological weapon. This is a point that Baier emphasized on “Hannity.”

Biaer explained:

They believe that this Shi Zhengli, who was working in the Wuhan Virology Lab, was essentially working on antiviral and immunization efforts. That’s what our sources are saying. That’s what matches some of the reports that were out from the University of South China and others, that there were efforts to study these viruses in that very lab. And basically, [they believe] that the non-man-made part is pointing specifically to the genetic mapping of this virus right now and that it hopped from an animal to human. And it was not altered in its genetic sequence.

That doesn’t look good

Genetically engineered or not, the fact remains that China decided to cover things up rather than be transparent, which has resulted in a global pandemic rather than something on a much smaller scale that could have been contained. And, according to Baier, the coverup evidence is mounting.

“There are dots on the board and that is: How much they went to scrub all of the data, the fact that you can’t find some of these doctors, including Shi Zhengli, who was working on it,” Baier said. “The fact that some of the samples were destroyed, [and] the fact that just today, Sean, the Chinese government announced an increase in the death total in Wuhan by 50 percent.”

According to Baier’s report, there is an investigation about all of this currently underway by United States intelligence. When it is complete, President Trump will be informed, and, at that point, we’ll have to see whether and/or how he decides to hold China accountable.

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