US Government Hiding Evidence About COVID’s True Origin, Experts Say

US Government Hiding Evidence About COVID's True Origin, Experts Say

Experts Sound The Alarm On U.S. Censorship Of COVID Origins

(RepublicanNews.org) – The world has now officially been grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic for over two years. Yet, serious questions remain about where the virus originated and how it began to spread across the globe. Dr. Neil Harrison, a molecular pharmacologist, and professor at Columbia University, recently teamed up with renowned economist Jeffery Sachs to provide a highly detailed review of evidence.

Quest for the Truth

Most authorities, including the CDC itself, currently believe the virus originated naturally, perhaps from an infected animal at a Wuhan market. However, many leaders have serious questions about whether or not that story is actually true. They suggest the virus likely started as an experiment in a lab, in this case, the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV).

Dr. Harrison and Sachs’ analysis piece focuses on the prevailing question of where, exactly, COVID-19 actually originated. While they aren’t the first individuals to investigate this question, their research focuses less on available data and more on what’s not currently public.

Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), “A call for an independent inquiry into the origin of the SARS-CoV-2 virus” makes several key claims. Harrison and Sachs first point out that a growing list of US-based institutions has yet to release the totality of their critical COVID-19 findings to the public.

The pair specifically name:

  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • The EcoHealth Alliance (EHA)
  • The US Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
  • The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • The University of California-Davis
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

If the institutions were to make their records public, the authors believe that it could provide more immediate answers about where exactly COVID-19 came from. They are specifically interested in data from facilities that were actively collaborating with the WIV.

What’s Missing?

Sachs and Harrison’s paper claims that missing data from each of these institutions — and probably a laundry list of others — may contain viral sequencing info gathered under government-funded projects. They also suggest it may include sequencing data and laboratory notebooks from other sources.

Why does that matter? Ultimately, scientists could use that kind of info to track back the virus to its origins. Each segment of data is another hint prodding researchers toward the truth. The main problem now is that data simply isn’t available to the public, or in some cases, even the government itself.

But Harrison and Sachs don’t necessarily take a position on whether the lab leak theory is true within the paper. Instead, they’re calling for a “tightly focused science-based bipartisan Congressional inquiry with full investigative powers” to help root out the reality of the situation. Whether or not it will end up supporting or dismissing the theory is impossible to predict at this point in time.

A Brick Wall

Are these facilities and organizations actively hiding the fact that the US government-funded research led to a COVID-19 “leak” in Wuhan? Or is the failure to communicate transparently just a normal part of the research process?

Efforts to get information from Chinese institutions, or the Chinese Communist Party, have also proven to be anything but useful. However, this is far from unusual; the foreign government has a history of predictably stonewalling requests for clarification and transparency on such matters. But that’s exactly why Harrison and Sachs focused their efforts on findings from US-based facilities instead.

As the paper also points out, failures in COVID-19 research have contributed to the erosion of public trust in both the government and US scientific institutions. That cumulative effect is leaving some experts feeling like the lab leak theory is more and more believable. After all, why are so many institutions refusing to release their data at the same time?

If COVID-19 really did originate naturally, wouldn’t it be easier — and smarter — to just release the proof? Discovering how COVID-19 started would admittedly raise even more questions, some of which might be even more difficult to answer. Still, the people deserve to know for sure whether it was intentional or a simple fluke of nature.

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