It's OK to call it the WuFlu or the China Flu or whatever. It's even OK to say that it came from a lab--cuz New York Magazine has confirmed it! Like, who would have ever figured that out, otherwise?
It seems that only yesterday--less than a week ago, anyway--this was the public orthodoxy:
A new poll finds 40% of respondents believe in a baseless conspiracy theory that the coronavirus was created in a lab in China.— NPR (@NPR) December 31, 2020
There is zero evidence for this. Scientists say the virus was transmitted to humans from another species.https://t.co/GDTo2geUng
Zero evidence! Conspiracy theory! Trump! Deplorables! Settled Science--or something--let it speak! Trump, Trump, Trump! Racism!
But now, virtually overnight:
For years, scientists have been hot-wiring viruses to be stronger, deadlier, and more transmissible. The bet was that their work would help prevent a global pandemic. But what if it caused one? @nicholsonbaker8 reports https://t.co/MMhn5Ea21e— New York Magazine (@NYMag) January 4, 2021
And it gets worse:
And who was the guy who funded that project over in Wuhan? Oh, yeah: St. Anthony Fauci, patron saint of Lockdowns. Progressivism is never having to say you're sorry. Or admitting that anyone else was right.
And by the way ...