|Posted by JJ The Psychotherapist on May 14, 2021 at 1:50 PM|
House Republicans introduced legislation requiring the Director of National Intelligence to declassify information about COVID-19's origins, with a focus on the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Representative Mike Gallagher introduced the bill, which states that there is “reason to believe the COVID–19 pandemic may have originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.” It would, consequently, require the “Director of National Intelligence to declassify information relating to the origin of COVID–19” – specifically the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
The bill, which is in response to a Trump-era State Department fact sheet linking the virus to the Wuhan lab, calls for the declassification of "any and all information relating to potential links between the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the origin of COVID-19."
Joint activities between the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the People's Liberation Army, coronavirus research at the lab, and any researchers at the facility who become ill in Autumn 2019 are among the areas of interest.
“Now we know certain facts, too, that stack up in favor of the lab leak hypothesis,” Gallagher noted during an interview with Fox News. “There is the nature of the disease itself. If it were truly of zoonotic or animal origin, you would expect it to be most infectious in the host species, i.e. bats, less infectious in intermediate species like pangolins and least infections in humans,” Gallagher stated .“