What a difference a year makes.
Media, Big Tech, and folks in power like Dr. Anthony Fauci went all-in to squash any thought of the virus being the result of a lab leak or any of the other theories people were postulating about it.
It’s now a year later, and the veil over the subject has been ripped away, with media finally reporting on it all. Our own Scott Hounsell has been doing bang-up reporting and you can see his latest here on the cover-up.
Now, polls are showing that finally hearing the evidence that is out there is having an effect on Americans.
According to the latest Economist/YouGov survey, most Americans now believe that the virus was developed in a Wuhan lab. 58% now believe it, as opposed to 49% a year ago. Even a year ago, with media all declaiming against it, people were sifting through everything and many were still believing it.
Wuhan virus, most agree.
58% believe China made the virus in a lab, and 24% say it was ‘released on purpose.’ Sound familiar…https://t.co/j0BqPTWxdc pic.twitter.com/tTuWMEtG2C
— Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) June 3, 2021
Since Biden has now okayed a further look into the question (after quietly trying to shut down an investigation of it in the State Department), that has also seemed to green-light the issue for more Democrats to accept it as well. 43% of Democrats are now on board with the idea that it may have started in a lab.
Independents told the tale again, with 65% of Independents now believing it.
— Dr. Nickarama (@nickaramaOG) June 3, 2021
The bat theory has taken a real hit, with only 13% believing that it was spread by bats as the Chinese initially said.
“When it comes to the more specific circumstances of the virus’ emergence, 24% think it was created in a laboratory and was released on purpose, 18% think it was lab-created and escaped by accident, while a further 12% think it was a naturally occurring disease that was being examined in a laboratory but was released by accident. Only 13% agree with what has been the scientific community’s most common explanation for the origin of the virus: that it occurred naturally in the wild and mutated to a human infection,” it said.
Can we say huge colossal failure? It may have taken a year, but now people are finally getting after it and if media and officials had any credibility left — and for most people, they didn’t — this probably did-in the last shred of it. How you can sit on the story after all the damage wrought from all this is just unconscionable.
This article was originally published by RedState. Read the original article.
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