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Department of Energy Backs SARS-CoV-2 Wuhan Lab Leak Hypothesis

New Evidence Changed Earlier Assessment

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The Department of Energy (DOE) now believes the origin of the SARS-CoV-2, which caused the COVID-19 pandemic, was a result of a laboratory leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.

The new intelligence report by the DOE is a change from its prior position which was neutral on whether SARS-CoV-2 came from the research lab or its source was a natural occurrence from wild animals.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

The U.S. Energy Department has concluded that the Covid pandemic most likely arose from a laboratory leak, according to a classified intelligence report recently provided to the White House and key members of Congress.

The shift by the Energy Department, which previously was undecided on how the virus emerged, is noted in an update to a 2021 document by Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines’s office.

In addition to the DOE, the FBI also backs the lab leak hypothesis.

The Wall Street Journal story notes other U.S. intelligence agencies remain undecided.

However, the new assessment by the DOE matches the finding of a report by the Minority Senate staff issued last October.

The Senate report dismissed the idea of a Zoonotic spillover where infected animals infect humans, saying, “Instead, there is no evidence that any animal was infected with SARS-CoV-2 prior to the first human cases.”

Additionally, NBC News reported in May 2021 that three workers at the Wuhan lab became sick and went to a hospital before the pandemic outbreak. The news story was based on U.S. intelligence.

The DOE report adds more concern about Dr. Anthony Fauci and his role in funding the Wuhan lab and that’s a topic that is going to be investigated by Republicans in the House of Representatives.

Fauci pushed the natural origin of the virus on TV and in Congressional hearings.

It’s clear the weight of the evidence strongly supports the lab leak hypothesis and this conclusion is extremely important because it calls attention to the risks of this type of research called gain-of-function.

Fauci is defensive about his role in funding the Wuhan lab because his job was to stop pandemics – not create them.

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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