It wasn’t long ago that simply defying Tony Fauci—science himself—by questioning whether the covid-19 pandemic may have resulted from a viral release from the Wuhan Institute of Virology would have gotten one banned from social media and gotten one banished from polite society to the virtual leper colony of fringe conspiracy whack jobs.
Yesterday, by unanimous consent, the U.S. senate passed S-619, the Covid-19 Origin Act of 2023—a bill to require the Biden administration to declassify information relating to the origin of covid. The bill was introduced by Sen. Josh Hawley, (R-Missouri) and cosponsored by Sens. Mike Braun, (R-Indiana), Roger Marshall (R-Kansas), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rick Scott (R-Florida).
Not that I’m necessarily expecting anything to come of it, but, according to S-619, it is the sense of Congress that:
- identifying the origin of Coronavirus Disease 2019 is critical for preventing a similar pandemic from occurring in the future;
- there is reason to believe the covid–19 pandemic may have originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology; and
- the director of national intelligence should declassify and make available to the public as much information as possible about the origin of covid–19 so the United States and like-minded countries can identify the origin of covid–19 as expeditiously as possible and use that information to take all appropriate measures to prevent a similar pandemic from occurring again.
The Covid-19 Origin Act of 2023 directs Avril Haines, the director of national intelligence to, within 90 days of the adoption of the act, to declassify any and all information relating to potential links between the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the origin of the Coronavirus Disease 2019, including:
- activities performed by the Wuhan Institute of Virology with or on behalf of the People’s Liberation Army;
- coronavirus research or other related activities performed at the Wuhan Institute of Virology prior to the outbreak of Covid–19; and
- researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology who fell ill in autumn 2019, including, for any such researcher, the researcher’s name, the researcher’s symptoms, the date of the onset of the researcher’s symptoms, the researcher’s role at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, whether the researcher was involved with or exposed to coronavirus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, whether the researcher visited a hospital while they were ill and a description of any other actions taken by the researcher that may suggest they were experiencing a serious illness at the time.
The bill doesn’t specify so, but one would hope that the required disclosure also would include information relating to U.S. direction and funding—through Fauci—of gain-of-function research at Wuhan. Gain-of-function involves re-engineering an animal virus to give it the ability to infect a human being.
Sen. Rand Paul, who was not a cosponsor of S-619, has sparred with Fauci over his involvement in gain-of-function experiments at Wuhan and his responsibility for releasing a disease that has reportedly caused 6.8 million deaths around the world. (See below.)
I refer those who doubt that such heinous and dangerous engineering could have taken place to the following:
“Therefore, to examine the emergence potential (that is, the potential to infect humans) of circulating bat CoVs, we built (emphasis added) a chimeric virus encoding a novel, zoonotic CoV spike protein—from the RsSHC014-CoV sequence that was isolated from Chinese horseshoe bats1—in the context of the SARS-CoV mouse-adapted backbone. The hybrid virus allowed us to evaluate the ability of the novel spike protein to cause disease independently of other necessary adaptive mutations in its natural backbone. Using this approach, we characterized CoV infection mediated by the SHC014 spike protein in primary human airway cells and in vivo, and tested the efficacy of available immune therapeutics against SHC014-CoV (emphasis added). Together, the strategy translates metagenomics data to help predict and prepare for future emergent viruses.”
That comes from the report, A SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronaviruses shows potential for human emergence, published in Nature Medicine, December 2015 and written by a group of researchers from Wuhan, the University of North Carolina and other institutions.
The report concludes, “Because of the ability of chimeric SHC014 viruses to replicate in human airway cultures, cause pathogenesis in vivo and escape current therapeutics, there is a need for both surveillance and improved therapeutics against circulating SARS-like viruses.”
The research was supported by grants from the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease (led by Fauci), the National Institute of Aging of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China.
Now that S-619 has passed the democrat-controlled Senate, it now goes to the republican-controlled House of Representatives for passage. Then, to the desk of Joe Biden, whom, I would expect to veto it so as not to “compromise national security.”
However, if by some unlikely chance that all the Wuhan information is released to the public in a sufficiently non-redacted form, I suspect that it will generally confirm the claims detailed in a lawsuit filed last October against:
- EcoHealth Alliance Inc., which received U.S. grants, through Anthony Fauci, with which it subcontracted the Wuhan lab to conduct gain-of-function research to engineer a bat virus with the ability to infect humans.
- Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance, and his wife, immunologist Janet Cottingham-Daszak.
- Ralph Baric, professor at the University of North Carolina.
- Ian Lipkin, professor at Columbia University.
The $1 billion suit, filed in the Supreme Court of New York, County of Rockland, claims SARS-CoV-2 was intentionally engineered from a bat virus at the Wuhan laboratory using U.S. taxpayer funded grants.
So far, the mainstream corporate media have shown no interest in covering either a $1 billion lawsuit filed in the Supreme Court of New York nor a whistleblower’s testimony about the origins of the deadliest global health crisis in recorded human history.