Senator Roger Marshall (R-KS) has made public a study by Senate Republicans, presenting key information that may be traced back to two different lab breaches in China as the source of COVID-19. Chinese officials first dismissed the lab leak idea, but mounting evidence keeps supporting the premise.
Marshall, a medical doctor, revealed that a trail of missing evidence, including an online database deletion and Chinese government coverup, constitutes a “smoking gun” for the lab leak theory. He stated, “There is simply a preponderance of the evidence that shows that this virus leaked from a laboratory in Wuhan, China.” Furthermore, he underscored that “You can’t find a cousin. You can’t find a grandfather, anything to COVID.”
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— Dr. Roger Marshall (@RogerMarshallMD) April 18, 2023
The recently released 301-page document raises the possibility that millions of lives could have been saved without the Chinese government’s actions during the initial outbreak. Marshall emphasized that 95% of the evidence supports the lab origin theory. In addition, the report contains over 1,500 citations to corroborate these findings.
Importantly, the paper details the Wuhan lab’s inadequate health and safety conditions, lending credence to the theory that it was the origin of the disease. It also reveals the Wuhan lab’s gain-of-function study on coronavirus-infected bats. Viruses are being intentionally engineered in the lab to make them more contagious and lethal to people, which is a very contentious process. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) eventually agreed to finance this study despite earlier denials.
Marshall’s report has resonated with various U.S. agencies, including the Department of Energy and the FBI, who have begun to support the lab leak theory. FBI Director Christopher Wray confirmed that “the origins of the pandemic are most likely a potential lab incident in Wuhan.”
China has persistently opposed the lab leak hypothesis and accused U.S. officials of political manipulation. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning responded to Director Wray’s comments, stating, “Given the U.S. intelligence community’s track record of making up stories, there is little, if any, credibility in their conclusions.”
Marshall and other American legislators persist, though, in their pursuit of explanations and responsibility. It’s too late for the Chinese. The CCP got their time to explain themselves and provide evidence. Marshall complained that they still had not been shown the DNA laboratory.
The senator agreed that the United States could have handled the epidemic better, but he stressed the necessity to identify the virus’s real origins. We have to take a lesson from this. Marshall summed up, “We don’t want this to happen again ever.”