Nicholas Wade: the case for the Covid lab-leak theory
Freddie Sayers meets Nicholas Wade. Accompanying article here: https://unherd.com/thepost/nicholas-w… Listen to the podcast version here: https://shows.acast.com/lockdowntv-wi… former-new-york-times-writer-the-lab-leak-theory-is-most-pla The so-called lab-leak hypothesis for the origins of Covid-19 has been gaining more and more traction in recent months. Once dismissed as a crankish fringe theory, it has slowly been entering into mainstream scientific discussion. Just this week, America’s CDC Director said that it was ‘possible’ that Covid could have leaked from a lab as ‘significant circumstantial evidence’ emerges. One analyst who has made a significant contribution to the debate is Nicholas Wade, a former reporter at the New York Times, who recently self-published a piece detailing how the lab-leak theory isn’t just a possibility, it is (in his view) the most likely explanation. Though there is no definitive evidence for either theory, Wade argues that the key details are easier to explain within the context of a lab leak origin, as he tells Freddie Sayers on LockdownTV.