Sen. Cotton Shreds China’s Official Virus Story, Hints at ‘Super Laboratory’

Published: February 2, 2020  Updated: February 2, 2020 at 6:34 am EST

A United States senator is casting major doubt on the Chinese government’s official story on the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, instead hinting that a biosafety laboratory working with the deadliest pathogens in the world could be the true source.

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas dismantled a claim from China’s communist regime Thursday that pinned the coronavirus outbreak on a market selling dead and live animals.

“China claimed – for almost two months – that coronavirus had originated in a Wuhan seafood market,” Cotton wrote on Twitter. “That is not the case.”

In a video accompanying his post, Cotton explained that the Wuhan wet market (which Cotton incorrectly referred to as a seafood market) has been shown by experts to not be the source of the deadly contagion.

Cotton referenced a Lancet study which showed that many of the first cases of the novel coronavirus, including patient zero, had no connection to the wet market – devastatingly undermining China’s claim.

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