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Whitney Webb & Sam Husseini: First Journalists to Cover Possible Lab Origins of COVID-19

Before most of us even knew about the emergence of what would come to be known as COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, journalists Whitney Webb and Sam Husseini were on the case.

On January 30, 2020, before the first U.S. death, Whitney published, “Bats, Gene Editing And Bioweapons: Recent DARPA Experiments Raise Concerns Amid Coronavirus Outbreak.”

Not yet familiar with Webb’s work, on February 11, 2020, Sam asked a Centers for Disease Control representative about possible lab origins at a press conference.

Each of them stayed on the beat. You can read Whitney’s articles at The Last American Vagabond and Sam’s at Salon and Independent Science News. Their work inspired our Gain-of-Function Hall of Shame. A year and a half later, the issue finally broke through to the mainstream press and Biden ordered an official investigation.

And they’re not even gloating! When Whitney had Sam on her podcast this week, they didn’t waste any time patting each other on the back. They spent every moment digging into the facts, trying to get closer to the truth.

LISTEN: Unlimited Hangout with Whitney Webb: Sam Husseini on COVID Origins and Gain of Function