U.S. intelligence agencies split on Covid-19 origins, offer no high-confidence conclusions in new reportIn May, Biden ordered a closer intelligence review of what he described as two likely scenarios of the origins of the Covid-19 virus.www.cnbc.com
结论是不清楚是自然发生的还是实验室泄露的，但是清楚的是病毒不是人造的，“found that the virus was not developed as a biological weapon”
- The U.S. intelligence community said Thursday that it was divided over the exact origin of Covid-19.
- “All agencies assess that two hypotheses are plausible: natural exposure to an infected animal and a laboratory-associated incident,” the nation’s 18 intelligence agencies wrote in the unclassified report.
- The report, compiled by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, found that the virus was not developed as a biological weapon.
One intelligence agency reported moderate confidence that the virus-infected humans after an incident related to a lab. Four agencies said they had low confidence that the virus had a natural emergence, according to the report. It did not name the agencies.
The vast evidence from other perspectives says no, this was a naturally occurring virus,” Collins said. “Not to say that it could not have been under study secretly at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and got out of there, we don’t know about that. But the virus itself does not have the earmarks of having been created intentionally by human work.”