Biden Orders Report on Coronavirus Origin From U.S. Spies in 90 Days

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    President Joe Biden said he ordered the U.S. intelligence community to “redouble” its effort to determine where the coronavirus came from, after conflicting theories about whether its origins are natural or a lab accident.

    In a statement Wednesday, Biden said the intelligence community delivered a report to him earlier this month that showed it was divided on the origins of the pandemic. Two “elements” of the community lean toward animals being the source, while one leans toward a lab origin, “each with low or moderate confidence,” Biden said.

    “The majority of elements do not believe there is sufficient information to assess one to be more likely than the other,” he added.

    White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre declined to say which element of the intelligence community believed the lab was the likeliest source.

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