Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) recently disclosed a report by Senate Republicans, revealing crucial evidence that points to the origins of COVID-19 as two separate lab leaks in China. While Chinese officials initially rejected the lab leak theory, substantial evidence continues to emerge, lending credence to the hypothesis.
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.
Significantly, the document outlines the poor health and safety conditions at the Wuhan lab, which further supports the notion of the lab as the cause of the outbreak. It also exposes gain-of-function research conducted on bats infected with coronaviruses in Wuhan. This controversial practice involves artificially engineering viruses in a laboratory to make them more transmissible and deadly to humans. Despite initial denials, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) admitted to funding this research.
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.”
However, U.S. lawmakers, including Marshall, continue to push for answers and accountability. “The Chinese have had their chance. The CCP has had their chance to tell us, to show us. They still won’t show us the DNA lab,” Marshall said.
While the senator acknowledged the need for the U.S. to learn from its mistakes in handling the pandemic, he emphasized the importance of understanding the true origins of the virus. “We need to learn from this mistake. We don’t want this to ever happen again,” Marshall concluded.