(RepublicanDaily.org) – Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been widespread confusion and controversy over the roles leading US health officials have played in disseminating information about the origins of the virus. New information suggests the National Institutes of Health (NIH) may have deliberately obscured data that would have incriminated the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV).
Empower Oversight (EO) Whistleblowers and Researchers filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request related to the deletion of sensitive data by the NIH. The request released over 230 pages of documentation from the agency from as early as 2020. The uncovered documents include memoranda, emails, and other items of internal correspondence.
The files reveal NIH officials deleted genetic sequencing data at the behest of the Wuhan Institute of Virology. This deletion came about despite an initial claim from the NIH that it did not delete sequencing data, preferring instead to alter any mistakes after the fact. However, subsequent correspondence shows the NIH changed its decision in this case and eventually deleted the data in question. There’s some speculation the data may have indicated the virus originated in a Wuhan lab, not from animal-to-human transmission.
#NIH documents obtained by a nonprofit watchdog in a federal court suit reveal that the agency deleted #COVID19 genetic sequencing information from the Wuhan Institute for Virology at the #WuhanLab’s request. https://t.co/SY9Pvjij3T
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) March 29, 2022
The documents obtained under the FOIA request repeatedly mention National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Dr. Anthony Fauci and former Director of NIH Dr. Francis Collins.
Could this be part of a bigger story about the cover-up of the true origins of the COVID-19 virus?
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