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In an effort to absolve his administration from its bungled response to the pandemic, President Donald Trump and his allies are leaping to blame China for the virus that's upended daily life in the United States.

Supporters of the President have spread conspiracy theories that the virus was deliberately engineered in a Chinese lab before being released. As a result, the Trump administration has vilified the Wuhan Institute of Virology, an institute located where the virus originated.

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