One year ago, we were one of the first to suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic could have sprung from the Wuhan Animal Lab’s taxpayer-funded coronavirus experiments. Now, the lab leak hypothesis has gone mainstream.
CNN’s Sanjay Gupta: ‘There’s reason to suspect’ coronavirus escaped Wuhan labhttps://t.co/b6o8sEdiPs pic.twitter.com/876C6hJhkO
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) April 13, 2021
Was the covid-19 pandemic caused by a laboratory accident? A year ago, this idea was denounced as a conspiracy theory. Now, a group of prominent biologists say there needs to be a “safe space” for asking this question. https://t.co/eeIow087Me
— MIT Technology Review (@techreview) May 13, 2021
How mainstream, you ask? Here’s President Biden’s Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines:
U.S. intel chief Haines: Coronavirus originated either from Chinese lab breach or infected animal https://t.co/lQ85T2FG0I #COVID19 #Wuhan
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) April 14, 2021
And former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb:
As I noted on FTN, by assembling a large repository of dangerous coronaviruses into a single lab in a densely populated city, and experimenting on animals, Chinese researchers greatly increased the risk of a lab leak. To improve our safety, we must recognize these dangers. https://t.co/hgUY2RTp0T
— Scott Gottlieb, MD (@ScottGottliebMD) March 31, 2021
And the former head of the Centers for Disease Control under President Trump:
A top US virologist, Dr. Robert Redfield, who headed the CDC until recently and had access to classified information, tells CNN:
1. The Covid virus most likely escaped from a lab. It escaped as early as Sept. 2019.
2. The virus’ transmission efficiency indicates its lab origin. pic.twitter.com/5HWcgUjcf1
— Brahma Chellaney (@Chellaney) March 27, 2021
YUGE: Former CDC Director Robert Redfield tells @drsanjaygupta he believes COVID-19 resulted from gain-of-function research at a Wuhan lab that leaked by accident and that the outbreak occurred in Sept/Oct 2019. @NewDay
— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) March 26, 2021
How about Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the CDC under President Obama:
Is unintentional lab release a possibility? Yes, as the review commission has noted.
— Dr. Tom Frieden (@DrTomFrieden) March 26, 2021
And national security experts who served under Republican and Democrat presidents:
Must-watch 60 Minutes with Matt Pottinger & Jamie Metzl arguing the Wuhan lab leak theory should be taken seriously while, you guessed it, Peter Daszak argues it should be dismissed (at one point admitting he’s basically just taking the lab’s word for it).https://t.co/IKXNZRXpEw
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) March 29, 2021
Getting to the bottom of covid’s origin is essential for understanding this pandemic and stopping the next one, David Feith writes https://t.co/lHlZxHIhb6
— Washington Post Opinions (@PostOpinions) March 26, 2021
Even the head of the World Health Organization criticized his team’s premature dismissal of the lab leak hypothesis:
— White Coat Waste Project (@WhiteCoatWaste) March 30, 2021
And NIH DIrector, Francis Collins, says “Yes, I do believe than an investigation following on the original WHO investigation is needed.”
🚨 ICYMI: The @NIHDirector confirmed to @cathymcmorris the need to further investigate COVID-19’s origins. pic.twitter.com/dUM7Da5rw2
— Energy & Commerce GOP (@HouseCommerce) May 3, 2021
More than two dozen GOP Reps demanded @HHSgov‘s independent watchdog investigate the NIH’s response to concerns raised about taxpayer-funded research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, one of the potential origins of the coronavirus pandemic. https://t.co/x2JZ3hORny
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 23, 2021
I completely agree with this column by @joshrogin. I simply have no confidence in the WHO report because of the undue influence exercised by the Chinese government. https://t.co/jobRc7xQZQ
— US Rep Brendan Boyle (@RepBrendanBoyle) March 30, 2021
.@RepGuthrie, @RepMGriffith, and I are urging NIH to lead a complete & independent scientific investigation. We’re also seeking answers from EcoHealth Alliance about their NIH-funded work at the Wuhan Lab of Virology.
Read that new letter HERE: https://t.co/Z2BmJYkAul
— CathyMcMorrisRodgers (@cathymcmorris) April 16, 2021
The American people deserve an independent, scientific investigation into the origins of COVID—not one that is influenced or controlled by the Communist Party of China, like @WHO‘s report was.
MORE on my effort to get to the bottom of the #COVID19 outbreak from @SiouxlandNews: pic.twitter.com/Y8aS4yaNnd
— Joni Ernst (@SenJoniErnst) March 31, 2021
So does the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal:
The WHO’s report on the origins of Covid is best understood as a whitewash heavily influenced by the Chinese Communist Party and Westerners with conflicts of interest. https://t.co/WPkAqHI99L
— WSJ Editorial Page (@WSJopinion) March 31, 2021
And the editors at the Washington Post:
Where did the pandemic begin? China holds the key, the Editorial Board writes https://t.co/E40NgcJzml
— Washington Post Opinions (@PostOpinions) March 31, 2021
Here’s a link to the @60Minutes segment on the origins of #COVID19. Hope everyone can now agree we need a full & unrestricted int’l forensic investigation into all origins hypotheses w/ full access to all relevant records, samples, & personnel. @CBSNews https://t.co/SwKnylIYpp
— Jamie Metzl (@JamieMetzl) March 28, 2021
Indeed, there’s growing consensus that the lab leak theory is a likely explanation and that we need answers. Here’s our VP explaining the lab leak hypothesis:
It started in a lab? @WhiteCoatWaste disagrees with the @WHO health assessment.
— KDKA Radio Morning Show (@kdkaradioamnews) March 30, 2021
New polling shows a huge majority of taxpayers from both parties agree, with a full 77 percent saying they want a U.S.-led independent investigation into the origins of COVID-19.
Please help by signing our petition to urge the government to permanently STOP shipping your tax dollars to the Wuhan Animal Lab for wasteful, cruel, and dangerous animal experiments!