I posted an interesting-to-me commentary the other day on the hypothesis that the Covid-19 virus is man-made. Is the hypothesis true? I don’t know. I must also admit that — being just a lowly tech writer by trade — I am too ignorant to advance a credible opinion on this subject.
The instant news report doesn’t prove the hypothesis, either. What it does do, however, is move the discussion in the direction of a laboratory origin and away from the idea of purely natural origins.
Granted, a laboratory release of a natural virus might still reflect a purely natural origin. But by the same token, a laboratory release implies the possibility — yet to be explored — of virus engineering.
So, without espousing a conspiracy theory, I’d say the man-made hypothesis remains viable.