US Senate committee reports on the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic
“Substantial evidence suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic was the result of a research-related incident associated with a laboratory in Wuhan, China.”
A report out today from the Senate HELP Committee revisits the possible origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Key points from the report:
- It is hard to treat the natural zoonotic spillover theory as the presumptive origin of the COVID-19 pandemic
- This report describes a pattern of persistent biosafety problems at the WIV as indicated by a series of patents and procurements relevant to the biocontainment of a highly-pathogenic virus, like SARS-CoV-2
- This investigation’s interim report concludes that SARS-CoV-2 and the resulting COVID-19 global pandemic was, more likely than not, the result of a research-related incident associated with coronavirus research in Wuhan, China
- While it remains possible that SARS-CoV-2 emerged as a result of a natural zoonotic spillover, facts and evidence found in previous documented zoonotic spillover events have not, to date, been identified in relation to this pandemic.
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