I haven’t had much to say about the Wuhan laboratory question because all I know about secretive infectious disease labs is from watching Michael Crichton’s The Andromeda Strain sci-fi thriller fifty years ago.
But it increasingly seems as if the paranoia of Andromeda Strain might be relevant:
"They also planned to create chimeric viruses, genetically enhanced to infect humans more easily, and requested $14million from the [US] Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) to fund the work."— Richard H. Ebright (@R_H_Ebright) September 21, 2021
"Darpa refused to fund the work, saying: 'It is clear that the proposed project led by Peter Daszak could have put local communities at risk', and warned..the team had not properly considered..dangers of enhancing..virus (gain of function research) or releasing a vaccine by air."— Richard H. Ebright (@R_H_Ebright) September 21, 2021