Congressional Republicans have published a report that further lends credence to theories that the COVID-19 pandemic started in a lab in Wuhan, China. Though Democrats have repeatedly claimed that the virus hopped over to humans from an animal population, mounting evidence indicates that the virus actually came from a lab in Wuhan. It’s unclear whether this was an accidental or intentional release, but the new report indicates that the Wuhan lab was acting very suspiciously just before the pandemic.
The report, released Sunday by the House Foreign Affairs Committee, details some strange activity coming out of the Wuhan Institute of Virology — including $1 billion dollars dedicated to air safety and waste treatment systems. TheBlaze reports:
“Such a significant renovation so soon after the facility began operation appears unusual,” wrote Republicans in the report, adding that “procurement announcements published on the [People’s Republic of China’s] government procurement website provide evidence of ongoing work at what appears to be both WIV locations.”
“The procurement of an environmental air disinfection system, and renovations to the hazardous waste treatment system and central air conditioning system all raise questions about how well these systems were functioning in the months prior to the outbreak of COVID-19,” the lawmakers added.
While the official reason for the procurement posting remains unclear, Republicans on the committee argue it adds to the growing “preponderance of evidence suggest[ing] SARS-CoV-2 was accidentally released from a Wuhan Institute of Virology laboratory.”
The theory suggesting the novel coronavirus leaked from a Chinese lab has picked up steam in recent months as circumstantial evidence continues to pile up. Under significant pressure, President Joe Biden changed tune in May and asked the intelligence community to “redouble” efforts to investigate the pandemic’s origin, acknowledging for the first time that the lab leak theory holds water.
Currently, China is refusing to cooperate with investigations into the origins of COVID-19. But theories based on evidence that has nonetheless been released indicate that the virus escaped from the lab sometime before September 12, 2019 — and that China knew about it. Worse, the International Military Games in Wuhan in October of that year seem to have helped the virus to spread.
While Democrats will continue to kowtow to the Chinese Communist Party, it’s becoming very clear to the rest of us that China is responsible for this worldwide biological disaster. The only question that truly remains is whether this was an accident the Communist Party covered up or an intentional attack on the world.