The once-respected CBS News program “60 Minutes” attempted to set the record straight about the origins of COVID nearly a year after declaring the lab-leak theory “debunked.”
In recent days, the theory that COVID originated from a lab leak in Wuhan had been embraced by FBI Director Christopher Wray and a bombshell report indicated that the U.S. Energy Department believes the virus likely started in the lab.
However, back in May 2020, CBS News’ Scott Pelley cast significant doubt on the Trump administration’s assertions of the theory, telling viewers “both the White House and the Chinese Communist Party have been less than honest.”
Instead, Pelley hyped the credibility of Peter Daszak, president of the group EcoHealth Alliance and one of the world’s most vocal foes of the lab-leak theory. EcoHealth Alliance received government funding from the National Institutes of Health and has had a long working partnership with the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), which is now widely believed to be …