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President Biden on Thursday said that he plans to make public an intelligence community investigation of the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Yes, that’s unless there’s something I’m unaware of,” Biden hedged a bit to reporters before boarding Air Force One for a trip to Ohio. Biden ordered a 90-day review by US spy agencies after facing criticism for deferring to the WHO for answers. Biden said Thursday he doesn’t know whether the virus emerged naturally from animals or if it escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China. “If I knew that, I wouldn’t ask for a 90-day review,” he said. In a statement Wednesday, Biden said the US intelligence community is divided on whether the virus emerged naturally or escaped from a Wuhan lab. White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre would not commit during a press briefing Wednesday to public release of the 90-day assessment. She said the White House wasn’t ruling anything out, including a “deliberate” release of the virus. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence said in a statement that “two elements” of the intelligence community lean toward the virus emerging naturally, but “one leans more toward” the lab release hypothesis.

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