NIH Director: I’m Not ‘Significantly More Open’ to Lab Leak Theory Than I Was Last Summer, It Wasn’t Idea You Could Rule Out

On Wednesday's broadcast of CNN's "Cuomo Primetime," NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins said that the theory that COVID-19 might have accidentally leaked from a lab "always seemed sort of a dark and unfortunate idea, but not one you could rule out," that he's not "significantly more open" to the idea "than I was last summer when we began to worry about that as a real possibility" because we don't really know more about the theory than we did a year ago. And that he still thinks natural transmission is the most probable explanation.