Tuesday, August 03, 2021

House GOP report: “The Origins of COVID-19: An Investigation of the Wuhan Institute of Virology”

Wuhan Institute of Virology main entrance


Here is a House Foreign Affairs Committee Report Minority Staff, with the lead editor Mchael T. McCaul, 117th Congress, authors “The Origins of COVID-19: An Investigation of the Wuhan Institute of Virology”, with pdf link here.

The document runs 81 pages and is in many sections, each with its own conclusions.

The report makes particular use of the day September 12, 2019, which China deleted much of its virology databases.  The writers believe that a leak accidentally occurred, maybe because of a failure of a ventilation system in the buildings. Authorities believes some workers were infected, with or without symptoms.  The report also maintains that a Chinese “military Olympics” for its own military in October went on and could have spread the virus.

It cites wastewater positive tests for the Virus abroad after that, although does not mention such a test near Barcelona as early as March 2019.  Cases did not accumulate in larger numbers until late December 2019.

It believes that the furin cleavage site change was unusual for beta coronavirus in detail, although furin cleavage does occur in nature for coronavirues.

It also chases the “conflict of interest” and email trail of many WHO and other health officials, even Fauci and Daszak. .

Laura Kelly has a story in The Hill that introduces the report.

The report reads like a prosecutorial indictment of China, and it is hard to see how the US intelligence report that Biden has ordered, due late this month, will respond to it.

Embedded picture of Wuhan Institute of Virology, Wikipedia, click for attribution 

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