SciFriday: COVID-19, SARS-2, and China’s Thousand Talents Plan

With mainstream consensus finally admitting that SARS-2 probably escaped from a Chinese lab, we revisit a program originally broadcast on January 31, 2020, the same day President Trump announced a nationwide ban on travel from China.

That day, we discussed the rapidly spreading Wuhan coronavirus and early information from scientists who’d studied its genetic sequence.

We also revealed China’s program that pays top scientists to bring their research to China—research that’s often been funded by American taxpayers.

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