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GOP Senators Demand the Release of Documents that Could Show COVID-19 Origin

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A group of Republican senators, all members of the Governmental Affairs and Homeland Security Committee, demanded access to a series of documents in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in which the COVID-19 origins were discussed.

In a letter, Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI), Rick Scott, (R-FL), Josh Hawley (R-MO), James Lankford (R-OK), and Rand Paul (R-KY) requested to know more details about documents that reveal the possibility that the virus may have emerged at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

The letter says that the “release of approximately 4,000 pages of NIH email communications and other documents from early 2020 has raised serious questions about NIH’s handling of COVID-19.”

The emails referred to by the senators were released by outlets such as The Washington Post and Buzzfeed through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

“It is unclear the extent to which NIH officials, including Dr. Fauci, considered the possibility that the virus originated in a laboratory and what, if any, actions they took to seriously investigate this possibility,” they continued.

“It is unclear the extent to which NIH officials, including Dr. Fauci, considered the possibility that the virus originated in a laboratory and what, if any, actions they took to seriously investigate this possibility,” the letter notes.

Republicans in both the House and Senate have pressed the Biden administration to release more information about the possibility that China was to blame for allowing the coronavirus to escape from a lab; they actually introduced a bill that would force the president to declassify intelligence related to the lab-leak theory of the COVID-19 origins and more.

Sen. Scott said Tuesday that Americans “deserve answers” about the origins of the pandemic that crippled the economy, killed hundreds of thousands and had serious consequences on society.

“The American people deserve the truth and transparency that Senator Scott has been calling for since this pandemic started. We know the Communist Chinese government is responsible for the coronavirus pandemic, and they lied to cover it up with the help of the World Health Organization (WHO),” a spokesperson for Scott told Fox News.

“It’s been over a year since Senator Scott called for a congressional hearing into the WHO and its role in covering up the pandemic. Now, the American people deserve answers about how this pandemic got started and who is responsible. It’s time for accountability,” he said.

Anthony Fauci concealed doubts about the COVID-19 origin

In the wake of the emails exposed by BuzzFeed through FOIA requests, it was discovered that renowned Dr. Anthony Fauci had knowledge of the experiments conducted at WIV and, in addition, received reports from respected scientists about the possibility that COVID-19 may have been man-made.

Various news reports linked the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with $600,000 in funding to WIV through a non-profit organization to research bat coronaviruses. However, Fauci denied the NIH’s involvement with the controversial gain-of-function experiment.

Fauci has repeatedly denied that the American funding was for gain-of-function, but has acknowledged that Chinese scientists could have used the money for such research.

For their part, members of Congress also asked to question Dr. Anthony Fauci under oath about what he knew about it and the lab’s funding.

“It is now imperative that Dr. Fauci come before our Committees to provide information related to the origins of the novel coronavirus as well as the U.S. government’s role in funding research that may have contributed to the development of the novel coronavirus,” Republican representatives wrote in a letter to top Democrats on the House Oversight Committee.

“The American people have a right to know what our government knew about the origins of the pandemic and when it was known,” they wrote.

Sabrina Martín Rondon is a Venezuelan journalist. Her source is politics and economics. She is a specialist in corporate communications and is committed to the task of dismantling the supposed benefits of socialism // Sabrina Martín Rondon es periodista venezolana. Su fuente es la política y economía. Es especialista en comunicaciones corporativas y se ha comprometido con la tarea de desmontar las supuestas bondades del socialismo