Covid ‘cover-up’: According to a report, the virus escaped from a Wuhan lab months before the first occurrence.
According to an explosive new investigation by US Republican Senators, COVID-19 did escape from a facility in Wuhan, implying that it was time to “completely dismiss” the city’s wet market as the source of the disease.
Mike McCaul, a senior Republican, has alleged that the coronavirus was in circulation in August, four months before it was officially discovered. According to the dossier, which was compiled by Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, there is a “preponderance of evidence” that the virus that caused the pandemic originated in a lab and leaked out as a result of a botched attempt to improve air safety systems – a conclusion that is not shared by the country’s intelligence agencies.
Mr. McCaul, the committee’s senior Republican, released the document Monday, calling for a bipartisan probe into the origins of the COVID-19 epidemic, which has killed over 4.4 million people globally.
China has categorically denied that a genetically engineered coronavirus was spilled from a factory in Wuhan, which was the site of the first COVID-19 cases in 2019.
Nonetheless, some specialists believe it is a popular but unsubstantiated hypothesis.
Beijing also denies any cover-up charges.
Other researchers believe the pandemic was triggered by an animal virus that was likely spread to people at a nearby seafood market.
“We now believe it is time to entirely eliminate the wet market as the source,” the paper alleges.
“We also believe that the majority of evidence shows that the virus did indeed leak from the WIV before September 12, 2019.”
The paper notes “new and under-reported facts” regarding the lab’s safety protocols, including a July 2019 request for a $1.5 million refurbishment of the facility’s hazardous waste treatment system, which was less than two years old at the time.
“It is our belief that the malware spilled sometime in late August or early September 2019,” Mr McCaul said in a statement released yesterday.
“When Chinese Communist Party leaders and scientists at the WIV realized what had happened, they began feverishly covering up the leak, including putting their viral database offline in the middle of the night and seeking more than $1 million in extra security.
“However, their cover-up came too late; the infection had already spread throughout Wuhan’s megacity.
Brinkwire Summary News: “Within a month, satellite.”