Here’s what the US government will declassify about COVID-19’s origins
President Biden signed the Covid Origins Act into law, which requires the director of national intelligence to declassify information related to the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.
The bill was introduced by Senators Josh Hawley and Mike Braun and passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
The bill officially says the information should be released so the United States can identify Covid’s origins and stop a similar pandemic from occurring again.
But lawmakers also want the American people to have answers.
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo: “There’s increasing speculation, and indeed increasing numbers of statements from government officials saying that perhaps this virus originated in a Chinese lab, in the wuhan institute of virology. Well I think it’s time that the American people got to decide for themselves, it’s time that they actually got to see the evidence that the United States government has collected on this issue.”
The bill requires the Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines to declassify information related to potential links between the Wuhan Institute of virology and Covid’s origins, including activities at the Institute on behalf of the People’s liberation army and coronavirus research or other related activities at the lab,
The DNI must also declassify information about individual researchers at the Institute who got sick in the Fall of 2019. That includes their name, symptoms, whether they were hospitalized and whether they were involved in or exposed to Coronavirus research.
The deadline for releasing the information is June 18. You can count on Straight Arrow News to report on what’s released with unbiased, straight facts.