Corona Conspiracy Make Trump’s Name “Great Again” In US Politics – So far there has been no scientific evidence to substantiate this hypothesis, but the former US president said “he was right in throwing out the claim that the virus came from a laboratory leak”.
Trump said he believed the coronavirus was “scientific engineered in a laboratory in the city of Wuhan”. “I used to say it came from Wuhan – it came from a laboratory,” Trump said as he addressed a crowd of men and women in red hats that read “Make America Great Again”.
They gathered southwest of Cleveland. In his speech, he referred to the deadly virus and its origins. Trump said at the time that “people didn’t believe what he said.” But then, he explained, people saw his views differently. “Now they are saying: Most likely it came from a Wuhan laboratory.”
Trump supporters cheered as he spoke about the laboratory leak theory. The media and scientists in America generally don’t take the theory that the coronavirus originated from a laboratory leak in Wuhan.
Corona Conspiracy Make Trump’s Name “Great Again” In US Politics
Indeed, it was April 2020, when Trump was president, that several parties were researching the laboratory-leak theory. By then, the virus had wreaked havoc in the US, turned the economy upside down, and ruined Trump’s political career.
More than 600,000 people in the US have died from the coronavirus, and it continues to have a dire impact on the country, and around the world. What’s really happening is, the definitive origin of the virus is still unknown, and the theory about the virus coming from a lab-leakage is still at the idea stage, a hypothesis that has yet to be proven true.
However, to many people this theory makes sense, in part because there is no evidence to support the other theories. A classified US intelligence report – saying three researchers in a Wuhan laboratory were hospitalized in November 2019. This was before the virus spread between humans in the city of Wuhan – news of it spread in the US media in May 2020.
A team from the World Health Organization (WHO) went to Wuhan earlier this year, and after that, scientists started talking about the possibility that the virus came from a laboratory.
Infectious disease expert and presidential adviser on coronavirus, Anthony Fauci, talks about laboratory leak theories and the origins of the virus during an interview with BBC World News America’s journalist Katty Kay.
Fauci said the virus is “much more likely to be a natural occurrence … but we will remain open to other possibilities. Most scientists believe this is a natural occurrence”.
Last May, President Joe Biden ordered an intelligence investigation into the origins of the coronavirus. The results of this investigation are planned to be released in the near future. Those who work at the Wuhan laboratory in China dispute the leak from inside the facility.
Chinese officials have expressed anger at the accusations, saying no one knows where the virus came from. But China itself has been accused of hampering its investigation from the start.
At first, most scientists in the US rejected the laboratory leak theory. They say it’s possible the virus came from an animal, maybe a bat.
Conservative commentators, however, scorn Trump’s idea that the virus was leaked from a laboratory in Wuhan, the city where the first cases were reported. Scientists conducted research on bats in a laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and Trump claims the virus was leaked from the research facility.
Stories about the laboratory-leak theory circulate regularly in conservative media.
As a result, Republican sympathizers tend to be more familiar with the theory than Democratic sympathizers, according to a Morning Consult survey. About 46% of Republicans say they’ve heard of the theory often, while fewer than a quarter of Democrats have.
Trump has leveraged his early assessment of the virus into politics. David Cohen, professor of political science at Akron University explains, “Trump wants to say, ‘Look, I was right about this. People didn’t listen to me [about the lab leak], and this has all become the truth’.”
Trump is unlikely to convince many Democratic sympathizers, or win new followers, just because he has views on the lab leak. He has made many mistakes regarding the coronavirus, made a surprising number of false claims, all of which have been recorded by journalists.
He remains very unpopular in many US states. However, he uses the controversy over the origin of the virus to show his supporters that he has triumphed over those who once attacked him.