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Years after the emergence of COVID-19, the origins of the pandemic still remain unclear. With many theories being considered, getting to the bottom of the evidence has been challenging for scientists and reporters alike. 

So, what do the potential beginnings of COVID-19 look like? Alison Young, a veteran journalist with nearly fifteen years of experience covering safety breaches at U.S. laboratories, joins us to explain…

In April 2023, Alison released Pandora’s Gamble: Lab Leaks, Pandemics, and a World at Risk, a book that dives into the history of safety errors in scientific labs – and how such errors could potentially have contributed to the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. What has her research done to further our understanding of this complex subject? Tune in now to see for yourself!

In this episode, we cover:

  • Why it is dangerous to dismiss investigations as conspiracy theories. 
  • Circumstantial evidence that supports the lab leak theory. 
  • The long history of safety breaches in labs, and why they are often kept secret. 

You can pick up a copy of Alison’s new book here!

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