(UnitedVoice.com) – In February 2020, before health experts knew much of anything about COVID-19, a group of 27 scientists declared the virus mutated naturally. It was strange that they made a declaration like that early on, but they stuck to it. A year later, the possibility that a leak in a Chinese lab was to blame for the pandemic seems more plausible each day. And one senator is now blasting the more than two dozen scientists who said COVID-19 was a natural occurrence.
In an op-ed for Fox News published on June 10, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) slammed the scientists who wrote the letter that appeared in The Lancet last year. The lawmaker said one of the doctors who wrote the letter was Dr. Peter Daszak, the president of the EcoHealth Alliance. His organization closely collaborated with the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s “lead investigator on bat viruses, Shi Zhengli.”
No doubt in my mind the combination of prominent scientists coming out against the lab leak theory, along with officials from the State Department shutting down additional inquiries, ended up being 2 of the most consequential events in the 2020 election.https://t.co/TdjH1q74Cb
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) June 10, 2021
Why the rush to debunk the theory? Senator Graham told Fox News’ Sean Hannity this week he believes it was the “Russia dossier” all over again. In his opinion, those 27 scientists “signed a political document shaming [Senator Tom] Cotton and [President Donald] Trump.” The media then took their words and “changed the course of the election.” Had they not been so quick to let China off the hook and silence Trump, Graham thinks the election outcome may have been different.
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