Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is drawing attention to the oversight in dismissing the possibility that COVID-19 leaked from a Chinese lab.
On CBS’s Face the Nation, Rice said the U.S. made a mistake by dismissing the possibility at the start of the pandemic. Rice said diplomats who visited the lab reported substandard safety practices.
She added that health officials should have started asking tough questions after the first cases of coronavirus appeared in November of 2019. Rice says it is better late than never that U.S. intelligence is finally investigating.