Quoted from hAbO:
It could have been developed in a lab however I don't think it was intentionally or maliciously leaked though. I cant wrap my head around the thought of it possibly being deliberate but that is also a possibility.
In trying to understand China's political system, it seem like fear is a bog motivator.
I thought I read where the doctor who discovered this virus in Wuhan was shut down by his local authorities, basically for speaking the truth. I am thinking these local authorities were scared to death to elevate this "problem" and tried to shut the doctor down so he would not "make waves".
In the U.S. we call people like that doctor (who died of Covid) whistleblowers. Whistleblowers are generally not in management's good graces. And the shit does not stop until it reaches the top. In the case of China, I am thinking there was people passing the buck and fear all the way up the chain of command until it got to Xi Jinping---where the buck had to stop.
I worked corporate for 30 years. I saw that chain of command fear in practice when I saw someone who was going to have to give the boss the bad news.
I'm guessing nobody was wanting to be a whistleblower in China.
As for retribution for China.... ain't gonna happen. Life will go on. We will still keep shopping at Walmart, and at Harbor Freight for the cheap deals. Politicians move on and are replaced. Everything with be a new day for a new deal.