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New information throws more credibility behind the Wuhan laboratory theory as pressure on WHO mounts
UK intelligence agencies are reportedly currently reviewing their position on the theory that COVID-19 leaked from a laboratory at China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology.
A Sunday report in the Sunday Times of London quotes British spies who initially rejected the laboratory leak theory but now say it is “doable”.
“There could be evidence that leads us in one direction and evidence that leads us in another direction,” the newspaper quoted a source as saying. “The Chinese will lie either way. I don’t think we’ll ever find out.”
The quote comes as both the United States and the United Kingdom are stepping up calls for the World Health Organization to dig deeper into the possible origins of COVID-19, including a recent visit to China where the first human infections were detected.
Experts from the WHO and China published a first report in March, in which four hypotheses were made about the origin of the pandemic. The joint team said the most likely scenario was that the coronavirus jumped into humans via an intermediate animal from bats and the prospect of it breaking out of a laboratory was classified as “extremely unlikely”.
The Biden administration wants to step up calls for China to take a more open stance on the outbreak to counter complaints from opposition Republican senators that the president has not been tough enough and take the opportunity to press China on alleged obstacles. CLICK HERE FOR MORE ABOUT OUR TOP STORY.
In other developments:
– WaPo columnist toast media over COVID-19 laboratory theory.
– Reporters admit they partially rejected the Wuhan laboratory leak theory because Republicans suggested it
– WSJ Editorial Board: The New Credibility of Virus Laboratory Theory
– As coverage of the coronavirus laboratory leak theory increases, critics are accusing the media of suffering from the “amnesia” issue
– Senator Tom Cotton Responds to Media U-Turn on Wuhan Laboratory Leak Theory: “Sense of Relief”
– ABC’s chief reporter at the White House: Many reporters have an “egg on their face” because of the Wuhan laboratory leak theory
Americans expose, collect, remember on Memorial Day weekend as the feeling of normalcy returns
Memorial Day Weekend services looked a little different this year than they did in 2020, when Americans – more than half of whom received the COVID-19 vaccine – gathered to remember fallen heroes.
President Biden attended a memorial service in Delaware on Sunday remembering his late son, Beau Biden, who served in the Iraq war and died of brain cancer on May 30, 2015.
“We’re honored, but it’s a tough day that brings it all back,” Biden said in a Sunday speech. “Well, I cannot thank you enough for your continued service to the country and your sons, your daughters, they live on in your hearts and also in their children.”
He then went on to address the nation Monday with a Memorial Day address at Arlington Cemetery.
“We are the victims of a long line of American service members – each a link in this chain of honor,” said Biden during his speech. “… We are free because they were brave.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE.
In other developments:
– Biden on Memorial Day asked Americans to remember the sacrifice, valor, and humanity of the fallen members of the service
– Chris Pratt pays an emotional tribute to veterans on Memorial Day: “May God give their souls rest”
– Memorial Day 2021: Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon and other celebrities honor military personnel
– Memorial Day: 6 Americans who gave their lives and fought for freedom
The California HS director escorted after the closing speech
The headmaster of a high school in Stockton, Calif., Caused a stir on Thursday when he appeared to deviate from the script during his address at the back-to-school ceremony.
Ben Nakamura, the former headmaster of Stagg High School, reportedly knew he would not be returning to school next year. He was in office for a year and was voted out of office by the school board. The Stockton Record reported that Nakamura told students he was voted out by the school board by 4-3 votes earlier this week.
The paper said it was unclear why he was voted out and still has support from some parents and students. He told graduates that he was kicked out for loving school and the community.
“I came here to serve you, to love you, to be in the mix and to grind with you,” he said. He told students that working at the school appealed to him after seeing a fight there that brought the news. He told the students that he loved his job there and encouraged them to do their best. He also used the struggles in his own life as examples of perseverance.
“I wanted to tell the kids why I left so they would know that I haven’t left them and my back has not turned my back,” he told the file. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.
In other developments:
– Oklahoma teenagers are commended for their friendship with students with Down syndrome as graduation photo goes viral
– Texas High School graduation ceremony was saved by flashlights after a power outage
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