Washington Post columnist and Fox News contributor Marc Thiessen tore the media apart for dismissing the theory that the deadly coronavirus leaked from a laboratory in Wuhan, and called the press actions a “shameful dereliction of duty “.
More than a year after the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Democrats and their “media allies” have stopped singling out former President Trump for the epidemic, since he is no longer in office, and have shifted the blame to China.
“So can we finally blame China? Apparently now it’s OK and it’s safe to do it,” Thiessen told “The Faulkner Focus” on Friday. “The reality is, of course, that it came from the lab. There is no evidence to show that it came out naturally. Look at the evidence in the lab.”
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Thiessen claimed the evidence dates back to 2018 when “US diplomats warned of lax security practices” taking place in Wuhan laboratories.
“This happened in Wuhan, which happens to be the headquarters of the main Chinese laboratories that study bat coronaviruses,” Thiessen said. “We know there is a long history of viruses escaping from Chinese labs… we know that 3 lab workers at the Wuhan lab fell ill with COVID-like symptoms in November just as the pandemic was starting.
The Fox News contributor made the comments after U.S. House of Commons lawmakers announced plans to introduce two bipartisan bills on Friday that would address the origins of the coronavirus pandemic and allow families of victims to sue China.
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“If it came from a Chinese government lab that was because of lax security practices and irresponsible research practices, then it is no longer an act of God, it is an act of state,” said Thiessen to Faulkner. “This means the Chinese government is responsible for releasing the pandemic that has killed 3 million people around the world, including half a million Americans … it’s really important to get as much information as possible on this point. “