Actually, if you read the rest of the article it stated that a recent poll indicates that "nearly half of all Americans believe that the virus was "definitely" or "probably" created in a lab." I believe Mike Pompeo stated that it was created in the Wuhan lab a few days ago as well. American opinion of China at lowest levels in recent years | YouGov Almost 70% of Republicans believe that it's "definitely" or "probably" created in a lab, though that's balanced out by the ~25% of Democrats who believe the same, resulting in slightly less than half of Americans who believe so. There's more that casts doubt on that purported "Five Eyes" dossier as well. https://www.smh.com.au/politics/fed...-s-wuhan-lab-virus-claim-20200504-p54pk3.html "Senior members of the Australian intelligence community told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age a research document shared in political circles under the Five Eyes intelligence arrangement was mostly based on news reports and contained no material from intelligence gathering."