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World Health Organization Revives Wuhan Lab Coronavirus Theory After China Calls Tedros ‘Irresponsible’

A World Health Organization (W.H.O.) advisory group published a report on Thursday urging the U.N. agency and international public health experts to further investigate if the Chinese coronavirus pandemic originated with an accident at a research laboratory, reviving a widely derided theory that the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) could have contributed to the pandemic.

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China Hypes U.S. Snowboarder Tessa Maud for Praising Genocide Games

Chinese state media on Sunday swooned over American snowboarder Tessa Maud, who won no medals at the Beijing Winter Olympics but made herself useful to the Chinese Communist Party by praising her hosts and gushing over the Olympic Village accommodations, at a time when other athletes were complaining about hideous food and substandard living conditions.

PARK CITY, UTAH - FEBRUARY 04: Tessa Maud of the United States gets ready to take a run during a Ladies' Snowboard Halfpipe training session at the FIS Snowboard World Championships on February 04, 2019 at Park City Mountain Resort in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Russia Hints that Coronavirus Is U.S. Bioweapon

The secretary of Russia’s Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, said in an interview Thursday that American “military biology research” may account for the eruption of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic in Wuhan, central China.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin puts on a white laboratory coat at a hospital during a visit to the capital of Georgia's breakaway Abkhazia region, Sukhumi on August 12, 2009. Putin pledged Russia's military backing for Abkhazia in any new conflict with Georgia, as he visited the rebel Georgian region …

Chinese Foreign Minister Chants ‘China Has No Genocide’

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian responded to repeated claims that China is committing genocide against its ethnic Uyghur minority by repeatedly chanting “China has no genocide,” a bizarre moment that does not appear in the official transcript of his regular press briefing.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian takes a question at the daily media briefing in Beijing on April 8, 2020. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP) (Photo by GREG BAKER/AFP via Getty Images)