1077 CoVi 19: man-made or natural?

I received a couple of emails (below, at the end of this blog); this is me dealing with them:

Hi, thanks for your email … you said:

"Despite attempts by the mainstream media ... to squash any suggestion that Covid-19 was man made ..."

Really? ABC and SBS news are full of it; but … COVID-19 PANDEMIC WAS MAN MADE ??? … not so fast ... while nothing is ruled out, there’s at this stage not sufficient evidence supporting either view as fact - man-made vs. natural … which nonetheless is a fascinating subject. In any case, it is now said that the Wuhan lab theory is stacking up. " The media cover up … continues." Why on Earth would the media wish to quash this, cover it up? And they don’t … apart from our tv news, the issue is all over CNN, Newsweek, Time, my paper: 

Dr. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), recently indicated that he was not entirely convinced that the virus originated naturally, and called for the origins of the virus to continue to be investigated by national and international authorities.

A year ago Donald McNeil was certain: the coronavirus emerged by migrating naturally from animals to humans. At the time McNeil was leading The New York Times′ coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. A veteran reporter specialising in infectious diseases, McNeil’s contacts included many of the world’s top epidemiologists and scientists – including renowned government expert Anthony Fauci.In April 2020, after consulting an array of sources, McNeil finished a 4000-word article with the provisional headline “New Coronavirus Is ‘Clearly Not a Lab Leak,’ Scientists Say.” It was never published.

The Wuhan Institute of Virology, led by Dr Shi Zheng-Li, had for some years been engineering bat coronaviruses, including some known to have been very close to the SARS2 virus that has now killed 3 million people. As Wade writes, “Shi set out to create novel coronaviruses with the highest possible infectivity for human cells.” The ambition, ostensibly, was to develop vaccines.

Nevertheless, don’t miss these articles: 

"I am growing increasingly troubled by the momentum building behind the lab leak hypothesis surrounding COVID-19, which has built an enormous head of steam over the past month without any new evidence emerging. It is my strong sense … that the majority of Australian experts believe the evidence is strongly slanted towards the virus having emerged naturally from animals – as most other pandemics have. I checked this with leading virus scientists across Australia’s research institutes. With almost no exceptions, this was everyone’s view."