Pompeo infuriating foreign allies and his own staff by pushing COVID-19 conspiracy theories

I first heard this idea on the left as a serious idea, before it got taken up by rightist conspiracy theorists.
The plain fact is that we don’t have the answers here, should at all costs endrun around conspiracy theories and leave the question open, perhaps forever, as to the source of this pandemic.
If there is a biological weapons lab next to a Wuhan wet market, we end in the oblivion of doubting all.
The question remains: what is the source of the virus in question?

Donald Trump’s chief diplomat has been harshly criticized for promoting an unproven story stating that coronavirus pandemic had its genesis in a lab in China, and that is infuriating allies who are launching an investigation saying Pompeo is making their job harder.

Source: Pompeo infuriating foreign allies and his own staff by pushing COVID-19 conspiracy theories: It ‘will just undermine us in the end’ – Alternet.org