Senate Report Alleges COVID Lab Leak

Critical questions remain unanswered.

Some members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee released a report laying out evidence to support the theory that COVID-19 originated from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. The report details the lab’s bat coronavirus research and history of biosafety problems but said a decisive conclusion could not be made. 

The report stated that the pandemic was likely the result of a leak from the laboratory, and claimed there is a lack of evidence for the possibility it was instead passed from animals to humans. 

“Based on the analysis of the publicly available information, it appears reasonable to conclude that the COVID-19 pandemic was, more likely than not, the result of a research-related incident,” the interim report said. “New information, made publicly available and independently verifiable, could change this assessment. However, the hypothesis of a natural zoonotic origin no longer deserves the benefit of the doubt or the presumption of accuracy.” 

The report concluded that there were “critical” outstanding questions about the zoonotic origin theory, such as what animal was the first host of the virus and where did it first infect humans, that suggests the theory is “unlikely.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of Senate committees as they conduct their hearings and investigations.
  • For discernment for Senators as they consider legislation and acts in the remaining months of the current term.
  • For U.S. officials who continue to study the coronavirus and its origins.

Sources: Washington Examiner, CNN 


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