Going to put this out there -- I LOVE conspiracy theories. For entertainment value... mostly.
I'm personally 100% of the belief that COVID-19 has totally natural origins where the wrong, say, bat came into contact with a human. The Joe Rogan podcast with Michael Osterholm was very insightful. There was one part where he said that the virus' origins were traceable based on its genetic makeup. It seems pretty clear, apparently, that the virus has natural origins and jumped species probably sometime in November.
That's the realist part of me.
The conspiracy theory part of me? COVID-19 was intentionally released from the weaponized biological research lab in Wuhan. Intentionally released by allowing infected animals to be bought and sold at the Wuhan wet market. The Chinese government is sly. They don't want to face the rest of the world in a toe to toe battle, so they're achieving world domination through economic means, political cloak and dagger, and this virus.
Between this virus, the undermining of the U.S. dollar, the huge population, and the buildup of traditional weapons, China is gunning to be the next global empire.