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U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff vice chairman refutes claim COVID-19 was made in lab Updated: 2020-09-18 10:07:12 KST

The Vice Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff has directly refuted the claim that COVID-19 was created in a lab or released on purpose.
At a virtual symposium hosted by the U.S. Defense Department on Thursday, General John Hyten confirmed that COVID-19 is a naturally occurring disease that first manifested itself in Wuhan, China.
He also talked about the lessons from the pandemic that (quote) "our adversaries will now understand how biological capabilities can impact the nation."
His comments come after a researcher from Hong Kong released a paper claiming COVID-19 was man-made.
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