New York Times Reporter Says It's Racist to Talk About China’s COVID Lab Leak

An increasing amount of evidence and reporting suggests that COVID-19 may have escaped from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology lab in 2019. That's not great news for certain groups -- Democrats, the media, and Big Tech -- that, one year ago, threatened to label anyone who wondered such a thing a dangerous conspiracy theorist.

While some blue checks are now willing to consider the "theory," others are having a hard time. So, they've turned to a familiar trick: if you can't add anything of substance to a growing conversation, call it racist. More often than not, it works.

New York Times reporter Apoorva Mandavilli, whose bio states that she mostly covers COVID, said that anyone who dares to mention that the virus may have originated in a Chinese lab is "racist."

How innovative.

While some can mock Mandavilli, I'm going to ask her questions. I sincerely hope she answers.

Why should we, on May 26, 2021, stop talking about the lab leak theory? It seems this is the time to ask such questions. Just two days ago, the Wall Street Journalpublished a finding that revealed three researchers from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology were hospitalized in November 2019 with symptoms mirroring COVID-19.

Mandavilli's tweet comes one day after New York Times' favorite Dr. Anthony Fauci said the Wuhan lab theory must be investigated.

With these headlines in mind, why should we shut up about this topic like we were told to do one year ago? If you have an answer, Mandavilli, please let me know.

Racist, huh? Does that mean if mounting evidence emerged that a world-changing, life-killing virus may have escaped from a lab in the UK, Ireland, the United States under the Trump administration, or dare I say, Russia (!!!), it'd be racist to ask these questions?

Tough to answer, I bet.

Had Trump not called COVID the "Wuhan virus" would Mandavilli have sent out this tweet today?

Mandavilli and like-minded media members see defending China as an opportunity. Hollywood, the NBA, John Cena all do it -- so why shouldn't they? They all try to get into the same parties in New York.

The truth is that defending Communist China helps some people, like LeBron James and Cena, save millions of dollars, but not everyone, which explains Mandavilli's deletion. She has nothing to gain from it.

It's not racist to ask questions. These questions should've been answered 12 months ago. If there were ever a need for another 9/11-style commission, a deadly novel virus possibly escaping a lab would be it.

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Bobby Burack is a writer for OutKick where he reports and analyzes the latest topics in media, culture, sports, and politics.. Burack has become a prominent voice in media and has been featured on several shows across OutKick and industry related podcasts and radio stations.