State Department officials considered a lab accident to be the most likely cause of COVID in the pandemic’s early months and worried that international virologists may help with a coverup, according to a 2020 memo obtained by U.S. Right to Know.
“Origin of the outbreak: The Wuhan labs remained the most likely but least probed,” reads the topline.
The memo is written as a BLUF — “bottom line up front” — a style of communication used in the military. The identity of the author or authors is unknown.