Energy Department says COVID Likely Came from Lab Leak

A classified intelligence report has been furnished to the White House and Congress. 

The U.S. Department of Energy has reassessed the likely origin of COVID-19 in light of new intelligence. Officials now believe the pandemic most likely originated from a laboratory leak out of the Institutes of Virology laboratories in Wuhan, China. 

The Energy Department oversees a network of laboratories within the U.S. and now join the FBI in concluding that the virus was the result of a lab leak. The FBI said their determination was made with “moderate confidence” in 2021, while the new report from the DOE suggests they have “low confidence.” The CIA remains undecided. 

The Wuhan Institute of Virology is a biolab that has done research into bat and other viruses whose research has also involved risky “gain-of-function” programs that modify viruses to study their growth and mutations. 

The Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman Michael McCaul, stated, “A year and a half ago, after conducting an extensive investigation, I released a report concluding the preponderance of the evidence proved the coronavirus was leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology because of dangerously unsafe conditions at the lab… I’m pleased the Department of Energy has finally reached the same conclusion that I had already come to. I have requested a full and thorough briefing from the administration on this report and the evidence behind it.“

He continued, “It is critical the administration also begin to work immediately with our partners and allies around the world to both hold the CCP accountable and to put in place updated international regulations to ensure something like this cannot happen again.” 

China has rejected the reassessment saying that the United States has tried to politicize a scientific issue. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Chairman McCaul as he heads the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
  • For Secretary Granholm as she leads the Department of Energy.
  • For the president and his administration as they respond to the evidence surrounding the coronavirus outbreak.

Sources: Just The News, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Foreign Affairs Committee 


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