Another Federal Agency Backs The Lab Leak Theory As Likely COVID-19 Origin

COVID-19 most likely spread as the result of a lab leak in Wuhan, China, according to a recent Department of Energy report aimed at deriving the pandemic’s origin. This theory was once marked as disinformation on popular social media sites; now, this assessment from the US Energy Department echoes the FBI’s 2021 conclusion that an unintentional leak from the Wuhan Virology Institute was the likely origin of the pandemic. Former World Health Organization advisory board member Jamie Metzl was one of the first to call for investigations into COVID origins and emphasize the merits of the lab leak theory. He joins the Rundown to break down all the evidence supporting the lab leak theory and why it faced scrutiny in the early days of the pandemic.

As the GOP pool of presidential candidates continues to grow, former President Trump appears to be the frontrunner in the latest Fox News poll. With issues such as education, foreign policy, and inflation at the forefront of many Americans’ minds right now, one lesser-known candidate is hoping to make a name for himself early on. Former Mayor of Cranston, Rhode Island, Steve Laffey joins the Rundown to discuss why he believes it’s time for new leadership in the Republican Party, how he plans to campaign against the ‘big shots,’ and why his previous experiences in both business and politics make him a great candidate in this competitive race.

Plus, commentary by FOX News contributor Deroy Murdock.