Dr. Robert Redfield, Former CDC Director, Says He Believes Virus 'Escaped' From Lab In Wuhan

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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- One year into our coronavirus fight, it's still unclear how the pandemic started. But the former CDC director and current COVID advisor to Governor Hogan is pointing to China.

ROBERT REDFIELD: I still think the most likely etiology of this pathogen in Wuhan was from a laboratory-- you know, escaped.

- That's Robert Redfield sharing his opinion on CNN. We still don't know where the COVID-19 started, but Dr. Anthony Fauci says there are several possibilities. The World Health Organization is expected to release a full report soon about its findings. In a statement to WJZ, the governor's office says, "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."