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U.S. health official rejects theory of COVID-19 leak in Wuhan lab

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U.S. health official rejects theory of COVID-19 leak in Wuhan lab

The director of the United States National Institutes of Health , Francis Collins, appears to have dismissed the theory of the Wuhan lab leak of COVID -19 as a conspiracy in an email in 2020.

This was according to a recent media report on Friday.

Quoting a recently published April 2020 email from Collins to Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, US magazine Newsweek reported on Wednesday that the subject line of Collins’ email in Fauci was titled “The Plot Gets Bigger.”

Most of the post was redacted, except for a link to an article related to a claim that COVID-19 could have originated from a Chinese lab, Newsweek said.

Fauci’s response email was also redacted, according to the report.

In an interview published in May 2020 by National Geographic, Fauci said: “If you look at the evolution of the virus in bats and what is out there now, (the scientific evidence) leans very, very strongly towards that. could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated. (Xinhua / NAN)

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