There isn’t much Republicans and Democrats in Washington agree on these days, but getting to the bottom of how the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic started is receiving bipartisan support.
Earlier this week, an amendment introduced by Republican Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to ban the funding of dangerous gain-of-function research passed the Senate.
“We don’t know whether the pandemic started in a lab in Wuhan or evolved naturally,” Paul said in a statement. “While many still deny funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, experts believe otherwise. The passage of my amendment ensures that this never happens in the future. No taxpayer money should have ever been used to fund gain-of-function research in Wuhan, and now we permanently have put it to a stop.”
On Wednesday night, the Senate voted to push President Biden to declassify information about the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
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