Former Deputy National Security Adviser Matt Pottinger told CBS News’ “Face The Nation” on Sunday that the amount of evidence that exists for the theory that the COVID-19 pandemic originated in a lab accident at the Wuhan Institute of Virology “far outweighs” the evidence that the pandemic’s origin occurred in nature.
Pottinger said one of the major things that hobbled America’s response to the pandemic was China refusing to share data and the World Health Organization “parroting misinformation about the virus.” Pottinger said that the Chinese CDC was cut out of the equation when it came to responding to the pandemic as China turned to its military to “try to cover this thing up, to try to contain it until it was too late.”
“The World Health Organization made all sorts [of] untruthful or misinformed claims about this virus,
Pottinger said. “That it doesn’t spread human to human, that it’s not asymptomatic. They praised the Chinese government for shutting down domestic travel