1. Why Scientists, Lawmakers & Diplomats Care Where COVID Began NPR 16:45

The Department of Energy has a new report which concludes with “low confidence” that the COVID-19 virus could have originated from a lab in Wuhan, China. The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal report. Scientists say the evidence continues to strongly support a wildlife origin. The attempt to figure out the truth continues to have big implications across public health and both domestic and international politics.

This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, science correspondent Michaeleen Doucleff, and national security correspondent Greg Myre.

This episode was produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. It was edited by Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Research and fact-checking by Devin Speak.

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