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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