Let’s help the journalists remember SARS1 (just called SARS) and other virus outbreaks we still strongly doubt came directly from a lab. Some people think HIV was lab brewed. Most don’t think we had the science, let alone the motivation, to infect the world with AIDS for no good reason (Georgia Tablets?).
So then SARS2 comes along, and kills a lot of us, including lots of people in China. Tucker Carlson is quick to tie the gain of function lab leak thesis to some nefarious plotting on the part of the Communists. John Birchy stuff.