Rich Buckley’s letters to The Independent have the depth and viscosity of a mud puddle. His most recent—a parroting of a ludicrous internet rumor that the coronavirus originated in a Chinese biolab—serves only to embolden racists and deflect attention from the Trump bungling of his pandemic response. Buckley offers no credible evidence to support his claim. Rumor mongering during a national emergency serves only to frighten an already distraught populace. I too pray daily--for Trump's resignation.