GOP report ties COVID origins to China’s bioweapons program

A report by Republicans on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence concludes there are "indications" the COVID-19 pandemic is tied to China’s biological weapons research program at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Screenshot from video courtesy Laura Ingraham/Twitter

Challenges assessment of U.S. intelligence community

Art Moore
WND News Center

A report by Republicans on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence concludes there are “indications” the COVID-19 pandemic is tied to China’s biological weapons research program at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

The SARS-CoV-2 virus, which the lawmakers believe was engineered at the lab, “spilled over” to the general human population during an incident, the minority staff report says, according to Fox News Digital.

The report contradicts a declassified assessment on the origins of COVID-19 by the Biden administration’s Office of the Director of National Intelligence in October 2021 stating SARS-CoV-2 was “probably not a biological weapon.”

The House Republicans directly address the DNI report.

“Contrary to the implication of the [Intelligence Community’s] declassified report, based on our investigation involving a variety of public and non-public information, we conclude that there are indications that SARS-CoV-2 may have been tied to China’s biological weapons research program and spilled over to the human population during a lab-related incident at the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” a summary of the report states.

“The IC failed to adequately address this information in its classified Updated Assessment. When we attempted to raise the issues with the IC, it failed to respond.”

Hillary Clinton, when she was secretary of state, warned in a cable to French officials that research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology could lead to a “biological weapons proliferation concern.”

‘A smoking gun’

The Republican lawmakers say they have “not seen any credible indication that the virus was intentionally, rather than accidentally, released.”

But they claim they have “a smoking gun that definitively resolves the question of the origins of COVID-19 beyond all doubt.”

They said they will seek to declassify the classified version of their report in the next Congress, when they become the majority, “to further the conversation.”

On Wednesday night, Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and James Comer of Kentucky – who will become chairman of the House Oversight Committee – discussed their upcoming investigation of COVID origins.

Comer said the committee already has identified people at the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services who were involved in the funding of gain-of-function research – the engineering of viruses to make them more transmissible and lethal – at the Wuhan lab.

Comer explained that the U.S. taxpayer funding of the Wuhan lab when through a non-profit called EcoHealth Alliance led by Peter Daszak.

Jordan read from a message from Daszak to an official with Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Daszak said he and his team were “happy to hear that our gain-of-function research pause has been lifted,” referring to a moratorium implemented under the Obama administration that ended in December 2017.

In another message, HHS informed Daszak’s EcoHealth alliance that the department had “re-reviewed” the non-profit’s grant application, and the “experiments to generate SARS-like coronaviruses” were no longer subject to the typical review process.

“So, they bypass the review process and they took the [pause] off the gain of function,” Jordan said. “And shazam, what happens? A deadly virus breaks out in the very place where American tax dollars were sent to Wuhan, China.”

Further, the Ohio congressman said, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of NIAID, knew all of that in February 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic.

Instead of informing President Trump and the government’s health leadership, Fauci organized a conference call with scientists with a connection to the “get their story straight and keep that information from the American people.”

The reference was to a conference call organized in response to Kristian Andersen, a virologist at Scripps Research in California, and three other virologists sending a January 2020 email to Fauci stating they saw strong evidence SARS-CoV-2 was engineered in a lab.

But after the teleconference with Fauci to discuss the virologists’ conclusion, Andersen began dismissing the lab-leak possibility as among “crackpot theories” that “relate to this virus being somehow engineered with intent and that is demonstrably not the case.”

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3 months ago

Clearly presented explanation by a US scientist who had actually worked in the Wuhan Virology Laboratory when he was Vice-President of EcoHealth Alliance.

Dr. Andrew Huff, an epidemiologist and former vice president of EcoHealth Alliance, has written a book “The Truth About Wuhan” in which he referred to the pandemic as “the biggest U.S. intelligence failure since 9/11.”
In his book, Huff says the COVID-19 virus was genetically engineered through China’s gain-of-function experiments — which modify the way an organism functions — funded by the U.S. 

The deniers and dogmatists will refute these facts, to protect themselves and for many other obvious reasons. After all, how many persons would admit any wrongdoing despite being proven guilty.
Best approach: assess the book for yourself and draw your very own conclusions.

3 months ago

WHY are we devoting any more time to this. Tremendous damage has been done to a World Population, in more ways thenTWENTY!
The lab leak was accidental, but the ‘Gain of Function’ monster, yet lives!
There IS no reason for these BioWeapon Labs to even exist! Yet. Ukraine is/was full of them! THIS and more related underground subjects, are WHY Russia went to bat; and WHY now, the US is helping Ukraine.

3 months ago
Reply to  MetaWorld2

Here’s an article that may be of interest:

Toby Rogers PhD stated:
The public health establishment has abandoned science, logic, reason, rationality, empathy, health, and medicine. The FDA is more than happy to sacrifice children in order to ingratiate themselves further with the cartel.”

“AAPS News July 2022: Am I Anti-Vax? Change My Mind”

It’s a great suggestion to challenge any deniers/dogmatists to “change my mind“. Thus far I have not bothered, maybe worth a try.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

2 months ago

Yet, before leaving office Fauci gave EcoHealth Alliance ANOTHER grant! Truth is, Fauci believes he’s untouchable and will continue his GOFR any way he can!

2 months ago

This interview was a huge eye-opener, and the book is on my ‘must read’ list. Despite extensive study, reading, and in-depth research, what Dr Bennett has experienced over many years confirms my own miniscule knowledge.

“A compelling interview with Dr. Bennett on
with Brian Hooker, Ph.D. plus there will be a follow-up interview with the authors Julius Getman and Terri LeClercq on
Good Morning CHD, Saturday, January 21 at 7 AM PT / 9 AM CT / 10 AM ET.”

“Taking on Big Pharma: Dr. Charles Bennett’s Battle”
, by Julius Getman and Terri LeClercq”

“The battle between Big Pharma and scientific integrity.
Larger-than-life, creative, and fiercely ambitious, Dr. Charlie Bennett has a long history of revealing dangerous side effects of bestselling medicines. In 2006, his meta-analysis of existing data showed that a top-selling category of drugs caused previously unrecognized risks of death and serious illness. According to Dr. Steven Rosen, chief scientific officer of the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California, Bennett “saved more lives than anyone in American medicine.”
Bennett’s work created enemies: Bennett was accused, on the basis of flimsy evidence, of mishandling government grant money and violating the False Claims Act (also known as the “Whistleblower Act”). Powerful interests within Big Pharma, academia, and law enforcement joined in the attack on Bennett. By 2010, he was forced from his academic position, besieged by lawsuits, and became the victim of a coordinated, well-funded campaign to discredit him and refute his work. From pharma superstar to disgrace and disrepute in the blink of an eye.”

Dr Charles Bennett’s resilience, compassion, humanity, and ethical values are nothing short of astounding!

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