Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottleib said on “Face the Nation” Sunday morning that the “side of the ledger that suggests this could have come out of a lab has continued to expand”:

Earlier in the week, he pointed to the WSJ report that three researchers at the Wuhan lab sought hospital care with symptoms consistent with COVID-19:

He said the main reason to know if this was a lab leak or not is to raise awareness, “including from intelligence services”:

Yeah, this might be a problem:

But he also said that “there’s nothing that we’re going to learn about the characteristics of the current virus by knowing its origin, quite frankly”:

And although the “side of the ledger” pointing to a lab leak has “continued to expand,” the argument that COVID-19 came out of nature hasn’t moved in the other direction: