Spartan, not sure you understand that the two sources are not mutually exclusive.
Coronavirus has been around before. SARS and MERS
Both linked to transitional animals that helped it jump species
This specific virus was discovered in animals … bats in a cave, as far back as 2012 I think
It’s possible that the lab was working on the animal virus. This is why it’s critical to get PAST the conspiracy theory that the virus was “created” in the lab (your Tucker Carlson claim of “gain of function”)
But the part that conflict with your theory is that the specific vaccine for this virus was accelerated because of 50 plus Tess if coronavirus research (mentioned above) and advances is genome sequencing. The “code” fir this specific virus was available within days of discovery:
“ Dr. Yager said that thanks to advances in genomic sequencing, researchers successfully uncovered the viral sequence of SARS-CoV-2 in January 2020 — roughly 10 days after the first reported pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China. The ability to fast-track research and clinical trials was a direct result of this worldwide cooperation.”