26 out of the 27 scientists who wrote a letter in Lancet medical journal last year claiming COVID coming from the Wuhan lab was a “conspiracy” had ties to the Wuhan lab.
This letter helped shut down the debate over the lab being a source of the virus.
Of the 27 scientists who wrote a letter in The Lancet medical journal dismissing the possibility that Covid-19 originated from a Wuhan lab, 26 have links to its Chinese researchers, their colleagues or its benefactors, a new investigation has revealed.
On March 7 last year, the influential journal published the letter in which the 27 scientists said they ‘strongly condemned conspiracy theories’ surrounding the origins of the coronavirus pandemic that has impacted all corners of the world.
All debate into whether Covid-19 had man-made origins or leaked from the lab in Wuhan – the Chinese city that was ground-zero for the virus – was effectively shut down by the letter.
However, an investigation by The Daily Telegraph newspaper into the signatories has found that 26 of the 27 had some link to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, where the leak was suspected – calling into question their impartiality.
The Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee released a report stating that the virus came from the Wuhan Lab.
They said that they now believe that the wet market theory should be dismissed.
An investigation by the House Foreign Affairs Committee into the origin of the Covid-19 outbreak has concluded that the virus leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology sometime just before September 12, 2019.
The year-plus inquiry, lead by Texas Rep. Michael McCaul, issued a third and final report on Monday. The committee compiled a “preponderance” of evidence that confirms the lab as the source of the outbreak and cites a persistent effort by the involved parties to “destroy evidence” in an attempt to cover up the their involvement in creating the virus.
It is the opinion of Committee Minority Staff, based on the preponderance of available information; the documented efforts to obfuscate, hide, and destroy evidence; and the lack of physical evidence to the contrary; that SARS-CoV-2 was accidentally released from a Wuhan Institute of Virology laboratory sometime prior to September 12, 2019.”
“We now believe it’s time to completely dismiss the wet market as the source.”