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Laboratory accident not ruled out as origin of Covid

Oct 14, 2021 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

ALL laboratory theories must be investigated in the hunt for the origin of Covid, the head of the World Head Organisation has said, as it appointed a new team of experts to examine the outbreak including a top lab safety expert.

In a joint editorial in the journal Science, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO, and two colleagues wrote that "lab hypotheses must be carefully examined" with a focus on institutions in Wuhan.

"A lab accident cannot be ruled out until...