Sen. Rand Paul Wants A Bipartisan Investigation Into Origins Of COVID

Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, recently sat down for a chat with conservative news outlet Newsmax, where he stated that for months now he has been calling for a bipartisan investigation to be conducted into the coronavirus.

“I’ve been calling for an investigation for months now,” Paul said during his interview on “Spicer & Co.”

“We should have a bipartisan investigation into the origins of the virus to try to make sure this never happens again,” he went on to say durint the conversation.

via Newsmax:

On Sunday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, told CBS’s “Face the Nation,” in an appeal to authority fallacy that those “people who scattered around misinformation … they’re really criticizing science because I represent science. That’s dangerous.”

Paul then goes on to state that “Dr. Fauci doesn’t want us to question him, his dictates, his mandates, or science, but … we now know that more people died under Biden during last year than died under the first year of the pandemic under Trump.” the Kentucky Republican says that this is probably due to the ineffective nature of the current batch of vaccines.

Additionally, Paul illustrates, Fauci has “never really admitted any responsibility for funding the research in Wuhan. He’s never admitted the possibility that it could have leaked from the lab.”

According to Paul Fauci has also never “admitted his personal culpability in funding this research. And this research goes on as we speak. There’s still sending money to China, but they’re also doing this research in Galveston and in North Carolina, we could have another leak of a worse virus, and we need to get to the bottom of this.”

Despite theories pointing toward the wet market as an origin of COVID-19, in late Oct. the Office of the Director of National Intelligence issued a report, mentioning how “four [intelligence community] elements and the National Intelligence Council [assessed] with low confidence that the initial SARS-CoV-2 infection was most likely caused by natural exposure to an animal infected with it or a close progenitor virus — a virus that probably would be more than 99 percent similar to SARS-CoV-2. These analysts give weight to China’s officials’ lack of foreknowledge, the numerous vectors for natural exposure, and other factors. “

The report then goes on to add that “one [intelligence community] element [assessed] with moderate confidence that the first human infection with SARS-CoV-2 most likely was the result of a laboratory-associated incident, probably involving experimentation, animal handling, or sampling by the Wuhan Institute of Virology. These analysts give weight to the inherently risky nature of work on coronaviruses”

The IC judges have come to the conclusion that without any new data, they cannot determine the “specific pathway for initial natural contact with an animal or to determine that a laboratory in Wuhan was handling SARS-CoV-2 or a close progenitor virus before COVID-19 emerged.”