by Harley Schlanger, LaRouche Organization:
On Wednesday, the Republican members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released their report “COVID-19 and the Wuhan Institute of Virology” as part of their exposing “the growing threat to America posed by the Communist Chinese government and the People’s Liberation Army.” It is largely a rehash of previously failed slanders.
The interim report by the team delegated by the World Health Organization, with which China agreed to work, reported back that the SARS-CoV2 virus likely originated from bats or civets—but, if it did, the virus would have had to evolve through at least one or two other species. An extensive effort of tracking, testing, and tracing has failed so far to establish the trail, but the team recommended more such efforts in China and other parts of southeast Asia. The idea of an accidental escape of an engineered virus from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) was found to be very remote, though not impossible. One of the problems is that every employee of the WIV was regularly given sera tests, with never a trace of the viral infection.