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They called it a conspiracy theory — but Alina Chan tweeted life into the idea that the virus came from a lab

30 mins | Jul 2, 2021
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“If I am wrong, I have done something terrible." After Joe Biden ordered an investigation into how the pandemic started in China, the postdoc who started the lab-leak theory online just wants “to stay alive and not get hacked.” Antonio Regalado explores Alina Chan’s plans to change her name and disappear, but only after a book deal.
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