The British government believes COVID-19 traces its origins to the Wuhan Institute of Virology “behind closed doors,” according to reports from a former Army Colonel. The revelation comes amidst Prime Minister Boris Johnson revamping the United Kingdom’s biosecurity strategy to guard against “natural zoonosis and laboratory leaks.” Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, an expert on chemical and biological counter-terrorism and a biosecurity fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge, stated in reference to the government: “There is a huge amount of concern about coming out publicly, but behind closed doors most people think it’s a lab leak.” “The zoonotic transfer theory just didn’t make
Dr. Ian Lipkin – an American virologist who once claimed there was “no evidence” COVID-19 could have come from the Wuhan Institute of Virology – appeared to reverse his premature stance on the origins of COVID-19 in a new interview. “If they’ve got hundreds of bat samples that are coming in, and some of them aren’t characterized, how would they know whether this virus was or wasn’t in this lab?” Lipkin asked in reference to the Wuhan Institute of Virology in June before answering, “they wouldn’t.” The unearthed comments come amidst Lipkin revealing he was informed of a “new outbreak”
Deborah Seligsohn – an American academic frequently cited by Western media outlets to debunk the COVID-19 “lab leak” theory – has extensive ties to the Chinese Communist Party, including delivering lectures at the regime’s Central Party School and accepting fellowships from state-run universities. When cited, mainstream media outlets routinely fail to disclose Seligsohn’s deep ties to Beijing, which call into question her ostensible status as a neutral arbiter of COVID-19’s origins. Currently an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at Villanova University, Seligsohn was formerly in charge of science and health issues at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing during
The lead investigator for the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 origins team admitted that the virus developing as a result of a Wuhan Institute of Virology employee getting infected by a bat was a “probable hypothesis.” The claims, made by Dr. Peter Embarek, follow the World Health Organization (WHO) team releasing a controversial report alleging COVID-19 had natural origins and that a lab leak is “extremely unlikely.” The National Pulse highlighted several members of the team – including Peter Daszak and Marion Koopmans – for having conflicts of interest with the Chinese Communist Party. While speaking on Denmark’s television station TV2,
The Senate unanimously passed a bill requiring the federal government to declassify “any and all” intelligence on the relationship between the origins of COVID-19 and the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Authored by Republican Senators Mike Braun and Josh Hawley, the bill would give the Office of the Director of National Intelligence 90 days to declassify “any and all information relating to potential links between the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the origin of the coronavirus disease.” Speaking from the Senate floor, Senator Hawley emphasized that Americans “deserve to know how this terrible pandemic that has ravaged the globe and our
The Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese Communist Party-run media outlet Global Times asserted it's "reasonable to maintain suspicions" about the role of the Wuhan Institute of Virology in spawning COVID-19.
President Joe Biden terminated a Trump-era probe into the Wuhan Institute of Virology for its potential role in spawning in COVID-19.
House Republicans introduced a bill that would require the Director of National Intelligence to declassify information pertaining to the origin of COVID-19, focusing on the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Introduced by Representative Mike Gallagher, the bill posits there is “reason to believe the COVID–19 pandemic may have originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.” It would, therefore, require the “Director of National Intelligence to declassify information relating to the origin of COVID–19” – specifically the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The bill follows a Trump-era State Department fact sheet linking the virus to the Wuhan lab, requiring the declassification of “any