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Dr. Robert Redfield, COVID Adviser For Gov. Hogan, Says He Believes Virus 'Escaped' From Lab In Wuhan

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Former CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield, who currently serves as a COVID-19 adviser for Gov. Larry Hogan, said recently he believes the virus originated inside a lab in Wuhan, China and “escaped.”

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- Former CDC Director Robert Redfield currently serves as a COVID advisor for Governor Hogan. The governor's office released this statement to WJZ saying, quote, "as Dr. Redfield said, this is his personal opinion. When or where the pandemic started has no bearing on how we are dealing with it now, which is our focus."

Maryland House Speaker Adrienne Jones also shared her reaction to Dr. Redfield's comments saying, "I would hope that the Administration would focus on getting shots in people's arms and our economy reopened-- not spreading conspiracy theories that fuel hate."