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Why the Covid-19 ‘Lab Leak Theory” Needs Another Look 

Why the Covid-19 ‘Lab Leak Theory” Needs Another Look 

Sometimes the problems facing intelligence agencies–and those who report on them–seem insoluble. For example, what caused U.S. diplomatic official to experience a host of strange symptoms after being posted in Havana? Science does not yet offer definitive answers about the “Havana Syndrome.” Are the symptoms caused by a “directed energy attack,” mounted by a foreign...


Paradigm Shift by Pandemic

(This article, written by Joel McCleary and Mark Medish, first appeared in Counterpunch.) Nobel-winning biologist Joshua Lederberg warned “the single biggest threat to man’s continued dominance on the planet is the virus.”  The Covid19 pandemic is a wakeup call to this existential truth. The reality of the novel coronavirus pandemic must now usher in a...


Coronavirus Did Not Originate in Wuhan, Scientists Say

Wuhan, China where the coronavirus was first detected. (Credit: South China Morning Post) From the South China Morning Post “Wuhan was where the coronavirus was first detected but it was not where it originated,” Zeng Guang, former chief epidemiologist of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told an online academic conference on...


How One Small U.S. Agency Is Hobbling the President-Elect Biden’s Pandemic Team

Update: as November 12, the Washington Post reports, that ” Emily Murphy, the administrator of the General Services Administration, still hasn’t signed the official letter that would allow the incoming Biden team to formally begin the transition.” The Atlantic reports that more than 100 former U.S. intelligence and national security officials have signed a letter to Murphy...

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The Spies Who Predicted COVID-19 

Former CIA spokesman Kent Harrington runs down the history of warnings from the intelligence community about pandemics. There were quite a few. Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama paid attention. The intelligence community first raised the alert immediately after President Barack Obama took office in January 2009, when then-DNI Dennis Blair testified that, “The most pressing...

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