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A Conspiracy Theory Spreading on the Right Leads Trump to Gut Funding for Coronavirus Bat Study

‘Outcomes’ Not Meeting ‘Priorities’ The Trump administration has cut funding from an ongoing five-year research program studying coronavirus transmission between bats and humans because it determined the projected results would not match the administration’s goals and priorities.

But central to the gutting of THE funding is a right wing conspiracy theory spreading among conservatives, insisting the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 came from a Wuhan, China laboratory.

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