The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released its declassified assessment on the origin of COVID-19 on Friday:

Full report here:

Highlights. . .

The assessment found that “SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, probably emerged and infected humans through an initial small-scale exposure that occurred no later than November 2019 with the first known cluster of COVID-19 cases arising in Wuhan, China in December 2019.”

In other words, either an accident at the lab or exposure to the virus from an encounter with an animal:

But they’re divided on which one it is:

They did “judge the virus was not developed as a biological weapon”:

The assessment also found that “China’s officials did not have foreknowledge of the virus before the initial outbreak of COVID-19 emerged”:

And they said China was preventing a full investigation:

We will also note that there’s an FT tweet going viral where the headline does not match the reporting, so be warned:

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