Ian Patrick, FISM News
During a House Subcommittee meeting on June 29, a panel of four experts said that they believe COVID-19 originated from a lab leak in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
Testifying before House Republicans on the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, Admiral Brett Giroir started the panel’s opinions on the matter by simply stating his belief in the coronavirus originating from the lab. Although he said that there is no “indisputable evidence” of a lab leak yet, there is mounting evidence to support that theory.
The first bit of evidence he gives points to the inconclusive WHO investigation:
The WHO investigation published March 1st failed to detect the presence of the virus after testing more than 80,000 wildlife, livestock, and poultry samples from 31 provinces in China. Moreover, the closest virus found in nature was ‘several decades of evolution removed’ from the COVID-19 virus.
His second point focuses on the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and how we now know that workers there were “conducting potentially dangerous research on bat coronaviruses and their ability to cause pandemics, including gain-of-function research.” This resulted in the successful “creation of a new hybrid bat coronavirus” that can infect humans, and there were “multiple NIH grants to the EcoHealth Alliance” to help understand this new hybrid.
He also pointed to the independent studies which claim that the first cases of COVID in Wuhan were present earlier than reported. Such studies revealed that lab workers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology sought medical attention weeks before the first official report of a COVID-19 infection came from China.
In his final thought, he said the location of the lab to the emergence of the bat coronavirus illness was too coincidental.
I believe it is just too much of a coincidence that a worldwide pandemic caused by a novel bat coronavirus, that cannot be found in nature, started just a few miles away from a secretive laboratory doing potentially dangerous research on bat coronaviruses.
He then called for reforms within the WHO, which he says cannot be trusted.
Dr. David Asher, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and another expert on the panel, said that he is “confident” that the virus research was funded by the Chinese military but not certain if its release was purposeful. Regardless, he said that the Chinese “allowed it to be weaponized in the wake of its release.”
Another expert Dr. Steven Quay, founder of Atossa Therapeutics, expressed frustration with how the Chinese and virologists have approached SARS-CoV-2. He pointed to studies and research which disproves the origin of the virus from the wet market where it was first reported. He also discussed the behavior of natural viruses and infections, and how studies into the COVID-19 infection show unnatural behavior.
Dr. Richard Muller, emeritus professor of physics at the University of California Berkeley and the final guest on the panel, believes in the ability to “reach conclusions” on the origins of COVID-19 using the data previously discussed as well as other scientific findings. Muller and Quay in particular focused on the behavior, composition, and zoological effects of SARS-CoV-2 and how they prove to be evidence in the lab leak accusation.
Dr. Anthony Fauci was invited to attend the hearing, but declined to show. He was a main talking point for many of the members of the subcommittee, especially concerning the leak of emails from weeks prior which highlighted his hypocrisy in how he presented the virus to Americans.