According to a recent report by The Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Energy Department has assessed that the COVID-19 pandemic likely originated from an accidental lab leak in China.

This is a change from their previous position of being undecided on the origin of the pandemic. The report cites a classified intelligence document recently given to the White House and key members of Congress, which also notes an update to a 2021 document from the Director of National Intelligence’s office.