Rep. McCaul: COVID Leak Likely Accidental; Cover-Up In Play

By Newsmax
Posted on 08/03/21 | News Source: Newsmax

The leak of a coronavirus that caused the deadly COVID-19 pandemic was likely accidental, Rep. Mike McCaul, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Monday about a new report from the panel’s Republican staff on the origins of the disease released Monday.

However, the “greatest cover-up in human history” came into play at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in late 2019, the Texas Republican told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.”

“I think the Chinese Communist Party was very concerned about this report coming out telling the truth and it’s already been interpreted into Mandarin as well,” said McCaul. “The fact of the matter is, they were playing with fire. They were genetically manipulating at the lab this gain of function that was taking place.”

The report cited “ample evidence” the lab’s scientists, aided by experts from the United States and China, with the use of and U.S. government funds, were working to modify coronaviruses to infect humans.