US House Representatives led by Devin Nunes released a report showing that the US likely engaged in dangerous research in China and that the China coronavirus (COVID-19) likely escaped from a Wuhan lab. This is consistent with what we have been reporting for a year.
The Washington Times reported on the House report:
House Intelligence Committee Republicans released a report on the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday and pointed the finger directly at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, arguing there is “overwhelming circumstantial evidence” supporting the hypothesis COVID-19 originated in the lab.
** A copy of the report is here.
The report states:
Possible U.S. Funding of Gain of Function Research in China
Under the leadership of Dr. Anthony Fauci, 19 between Fiscal Years 2014 and 2019, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) awarded more than $3.7 million in grants to EcoHealth Alliance to examine the “risk of future coronavirus (CoV) emergence[s]…in China.”20 EcoHealth Alliance has also reportedly received funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).21 The President of EcoHealth Alliance, Dr. Peter Daszak, has been an outspoken opponent of the lab leak hypothesis since the outbreak of the pandemic.22 Dr. Daszak was the only American scientist to participate in the WHO’s 28-day investigation into the origins of COVID-19.23
Officials from both the Trump and Biden administrations have said the Chinese government worked for over a year to thwart an independent investigation into the origins of the virus. Both administrations cast doubt on the manner in which a joint study from China and the World Health Organization was conducted earlier this year. Though the WHO-China report said a jump from animals to humans was most likely, numerous Trump officials have pointed to an accidental escape from the Wuhan lab as a highly plausible, or the most likely, origin for the pandemic.