Regarding âThe ‘Theory’ of Laboratory Leaks Is Not Oneâ (Editorial, June 27): Thank you for your editorial debunking the theory that COVID-19 was leaked from the Wuhan laboratory. This conspiracy theory – promoted by former President Donald Trump – is extremely dangerous. If the American public believed that China caused the deaths of 600,000 Americans, more than World War II, the Korean and Vietnam wars combined, there may well be demands for war.
Such a war would be far worse than our endless wars in the Middle East and elsewhere, devastate much of Asia, including our allies, cause massive losses to the United States, and could even go nuclear. Remember the fear of nuclear missiles in Hawaii during the confrontation with North Korea? We need to tone down the anti-Chinese rhetoric.