(TheRedAlertNews.com) – Republican US Senator Rand Paul declared that new revelations about the origins of COVID-19, including infected scientists and US funding to China, could expose a “broader conspiracy.”
Paul’s comments to the Newsmax program “Rob Schmidt Tonight” came after three investigative reporters’ Substack article and Wall Street Journal report disclosed that the first people who got COVID-19 were three Chinese scientists from the Wuhan Virology Institute.
None of the three – Ben Hu, Yu Ping, and Yan Zhu – died. They contracted the virus in November 2019. According to China, “patient zero” was registered on December 8, 2019.
Meanwhile, the US Government Accountability Office confirmed several of Ben Hu’s projects were funded with US taxpayer money. Altogether $1.4 million in US government funding went to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
“We first heard about this when [Secretary of State Mike] Pompeo, at the end of the Trump administration, declassified a report that said three people at the Wuhan lab had gotten sick and that their illness seemed to be the same kind of symptoms you get with COVID,” Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said.
“If they have known their names the whole time and didn’t release this, the names are important because it wasn’t like researchers who had nothing to do with coronavirus,” he added.
“These were three coronavirus researchers — three researchers doing gain of function research and three famous researchers who worked with Dr. Shi [Zhengli], the most famous gain of function coronavirus person in the world,” the Republican lawmaker elaborated.
He stressed one of the three scientists was the real “patient zero,” which confirms the virus originated in a lab and not at a wet market.
“It should be game over. It should be everybody coming together — all Republicans and Democrats coming together — and saying, this came from the lab,” Paul declared.
“Why aren’t we going to do something to regulate this research — not only in China, but here as well? It turns out because we funded it. There’s at least some culpability to people like Dr. [Anthony] Fauci, who denied this from the beginning. I think it’s worse than that. There was actually an elaborate cover-up led by Dr. Fauci to prevent the guilt attaching to him and his mistakes,” the GOP senator concluded.
It should be game over. It should be everybody coming together — all Republicans and Democrats coming together — and saying, this came from the lab. https://t.co/RUjDHramtB
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) June 22, 2023