Pursuing the Lab Leak Hypothesis is Worth More to America than Merely Knowing its Origins

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Posted: Jun 11, 2021 12:01 AM

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Last week, the U.S. Senate unanimously voted to cut taxpayer funding for the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) and the Biden Administration ordered an investigation into COVID’s origins, including whether it resulted from a lab accident. It’s about time.

A little over a year ago in Townhall, I wrote about how “a federal grant funded dangerous virus experiments at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the bio-agent lab suspected as an origin for coronavirus. This is especially concerning because in 2018, the U.S. Department of State visited the facility and warned that its practices could cause a pandemic.”

That piece followed an exposé by the tenacious taxpayer watchdog White Coat Waste Project revealing that U.S. taxpayer money from Anthony Fauci’s division at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) did, in fact, provide funding to programs within the Wuhan lab. The funds were used to capture wild coronavirus-infected

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