Lancet scientists who rejected lab-leak theory early double down in new statement

The international coalition of experts said there was still 'no scientifically validated evidence' to support the so-called 'lab leak theory'.

Signatories include Dr Peter Daszak, the British president of EcoHealth Alliance, which funnelled money into controversial research at a Wuhan Institute of Virology, and UK Government scientific adviser Sir Jeremy Farrar.

The letter, published in the Lancet, follows a controversial piece in the same journal last February, which claimed the lab leak theory created 'fear' and 'prejudice'...

But three did not appear on the recent update, including Professor Peter Palese who previously told MailOnline a 'lot of disturbing information' had surfaced since the letter and he wanted 'to see answers covering all questions'.