Congressional Republicans are pressing federal officials for documents and data on the origins of the CCP virus—also known as the novel coronavirus—that has reportedly killed more than 600,000 Americans since January 2020. The pressure is coming on two fronts, one involving three Republican senators seeking information from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and theCongressional Republicans are pressing federal officials for documents and data on the origins of the CCP virus—also known as the novel coronavirus—that has reportedly killed more than 600,000 Americans since January 2020. The pressure is coming on two fronts, one involving three Republican senators seeking information from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the other involving three House Republicans pursuing materials from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). In a June 28 letter to NIH Director Francis Collins, Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R- Tenn.), Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), and Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) noted media reports in which Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials asked that vital data about the virus be deleted from a key government database. “On June 23, 2021, the Wall Street Journal reported that Chinese researchers ‘directed’ the National Institutes of Health (NIH) ‘to delete gene sequences of early COVID-19 cases from a key scientific database,’ called the … …Read More

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