“SA, that speculation still has considerable expert support. Minority opinion, but not ruled out so far as I know. Just because SARS-CoV-2 came through bats doesn’t mean the bats weren’t in a lab.”
Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. But of course this is the sort of language unfortunately used to sow doubt about Russia and Novichok, Russia and interference with elections, WMD in Iraq and so many other incidents. It is a pattern I am afraid. I think we should look at it the other way round, the way the law operates, innocent until proven guilty, and it is up to the accusers then to produce credible evidence, not just work on hypothetical possibilities.
And yes the bats may have been in a lab, but which one? The one that was closed down because it was unsafe?