Coronavirus began 'as an accident' in Chinese lab, says former MI6 boss
Sir Richard Dearlove tells Telegraph's Planet Normal podcast that new scientific report suggests key elements of the virus were 'inserted'
A former head of MI6 has said he believes the coronavirus pandemic "started as an accident" when the virus escaped from a laboratory in China.
In an interview with The Telegraph, Sir Richard Dearlove said he had seen an "important" new scientific report suggesting the virus did not emerge naturally but was man-made by Chinese scientists.
tl;dr National newspaper gives airtime to retiree that misunderstands draft virology paper, and creates a conspiracy.