Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin ‘shielded’ Biotech Firms in Gain-of-Function Research Audit, GOP Senator Claims; China Must Pay the Price for Unleashing COVID-19, and other C-Virus related stories

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin ‘shielded’ biotech firms in gain-of-function research audit, GOP senator claims:
A recent audit of Pentagon funding of gain-of-function research outside the US “may have shielded” collaborations with Chinese biotech firms — including at least one linked to Beijing’s military, a Republican senator alleged Tuesday.
Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) pressed Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin for answers about redactions that had concealed the firms — WuXi AppTec, Pharmaron Beijing Co., and Genscript Inc. — from public scrutiny in the audit, according to a letter exclusively obtained by The Post.
“American taxpayers deserve transparency about the programs they are funding, and I am disappointed this OIG report does not provide that accountability,” Marshall wrote.
The Kansan accused the Defense Department of being either unable or unwilling to be transparent about the collaborations with the biotech companies, which “have been flagged by Congress as problematic.”
Former House China Select Committee Chairman Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) introduced the Biosecure Act in January to blacklist WuXi AppTec from doing business in the US, which Marshall agrees should be listed as a “company of concern” along with Pharmaron and GenScript.
The bill has yet to receive a vote.
The following month, Gallagher, China Select Committee ranking member Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.) and Sens. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) urged Austin, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo to investigate WuXi AppTec.
The lawmakers said the firm was “closely affiliated” with China’s People’s Liberation Army — and may have stolen US intellectual property.
Last month, the China panel’s new chairman, Rep. John Moolenaar (R-Mich.), also demanded a national security briefing from FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines on GenScript.
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), who forced the audit by tucking a provision into the annual defense spending bill, pointed out another redacted WuXi AppTec grant “that may be playing a role in the [Chinese] regime’s genocide of ethnic minorities” in a separate Tuesday letter to Austin, also obtained by The Post. --->READ MORE HERE
China must pay the price for unleashing COVID-19;
For four long years, an Anthony Fauci-led cabal sought to keep COVID’s origins in a Chinese lab hidden from the public.
With Beijing’s active assistance, they were largely successful.
Skeptics like myself, who suggested that Americans shouldn’t buy China’s bat-guano-crazy story about the virus coming from a wet market, were dismissed as “conspiracy theorists” in the United States and attacked as “racists” by China.
My New York Post article exposing the lab was censored on Facebook by Fauci’s good friend Mark Zuckerberg.
Now, of course, the truth has finally come out — or, as the Chinese would say, “The water has receded and the rocks have emerged.”
Even The New York Times, which once mocked Sen. Tom Cotton for wondering if a lab leak was responsible for the pandemic, has now capitulated.
What it once dismissed as a “fringe theory” it now allows may be scientific fact.
And the scientific facts — as described by Prof. Richard Ebright of Rutgers University last week before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security — are these: There is “zero” evidence that the COVID virus originated in nature, and “multiple lines of secure evidence point to a research origin.”
Now that we’ve pieced together the puzzle of the origin of COVID-19, there has to be accountability.
The good news is that Fauci and his bought-and-paid-for viral acolytes are slowly being exposed for their role in funding the dangerous research in the Wuhan lab — then trying to cover it up.
The bad news is that one very bad actor has to date largely escaped scrutiny for its role in creating and releasing COVID upon the world. --->READ MORE HERE
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