This is an admirably thorough, meticulous and even-handed analysis, and comparison, of the two main competing theories of just how “the coronavirus” came to be, and to infect human beings: either naturally (as in the last shot of the movie Contagion), or through “gain-of-function” research in the laboratory, whereupon it was released by accident.
I’ve italicized that phrase because the author doesn’t entertain the possibility that the virus was deliberately released. (Nor does he address the question as to why SARS-CoV-2 hasn’t yet been isolated.) Moreover, Wade’s unquestioning acceptance of the claim that COVID-19 has claimed three million lives worldwide suggests that he has not been as meticulous in studying the media’s COVID-19 propaganda as he has in analyzing those two theories. Finally, his piece would have benefited greatly from some study of Dr. Fauci’s history, as it casts him far too benign a light, and therefore underplays his possible (some might say likely) culpability.
Nevertheless, anyone who wants a detailed summary of the ongoing debate (such as it is) over the origins of “the coronavirus” should find this piece enlightening.