A senior US national security official told world leaders that there is a “growing body of evidence” to support the theory that the coronavirus escaped from a Chinese virology lab in Wuhan, China. 

According to the deputy national security adviser for President Donald Trump Matthew Pottinger, even some Chinese officials are beginning to contradict their prior claim that the virus began to be transmitted to humans in a local wet market. 

“There is a growing body of evidence that the lab is likely the most credible source of the virus,” said Pottinger.

“Even establishment figures in Beijing have openly dismissed the wet market story.”

Located 11 miles from the wet market, where China alleges the virus originated, is the Wuhan Institute of Virology. 

In the early months of the pandemic, True North reported that the Trudeau government sent $828,046 in Canadian taxpayer funds to the Wuhan Institute of Virology despite concerns that it was somehow connected to the initial outbreak. 

Additionally, True North founder Candice Malcolm raised questions about the theory that COVID-19 leaked from a Chinese laboratory and as a result, was attacked by Canadian journalists peddling Chinese talking points.

Officials with the World Health Organization (WHO) will soon be travelling to China to investigate the origin of the novel coronavirus which was declared a global pandemic last year. 

However, critics have doubts about the results of the ensuing investigation due to the WHO’s past habit of kowtowing to China’s official narrative throughout the pandemic. 

Before the outbreak was declared a pandemic, the WHO peddled the false Chinese Communist Party claim that they did not detect any human-to-human transmission with the virus. 

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