Did covid-19 leak from a Chinese lab? | The Economist

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For most of 2020 the theory that covid-19 leaked from a Chinese lab was dismissed as unlikely. In the past few months it has gained currency. Our experts explain why. Read more here: https://econ.st/3gzOVnV

00:00 – Where did covid-19 come from?
00:44 – What evidence is there?
02:06 – Why was the lab-leak theory dismissed?
03:23 – Could the lab leak have been deliberate?
04:07 – Could covid-19 be man made?
05:51 – How are the origins being investigated?
07:23 – Will China be held accountable if there was a lab leak?
08:26 – Expert opinion: what do you think happened?
09:26 – Could it always remain a mystery?

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