For Your Survival Guy, and probably many of you, it is difficult to understand why Tony Fauci, Peter Daszak, and their compadres in the field of virus research would want to create more dangerous pathogens in their labs that could escape unintentionally or be leaked by terrorists causing harm to millions or billions of people. But America and the world may soon have a better idea of what’s going on at these labs thanks to Senator Rand Paul, who has convened a hearing on so-called “gain of function” research. Paul is calling for more oversight of such research. McClatchy DC reports:
Sen. Rand Paul convened a congressional hearing on Wednesday to scrutinize gain-of-function research, which a trio of scientists testified needs more oversight to continue performing safely.
Gain of function is a risky method used to manipulate pathogens that make viruses more transmissible or dangerous so they can be examined and scrutinized. Paul has accused the National Institutes of Health of funding such research that could have led to the global coronavirus pandemic.
“I would like to have a bipartisan bill that comes forward for better oversight,” said Paul, the Republican ranking member of a Homeland Security subcommittee that focuses on emerging threats and spending oversight.
Paul suggested the creation of an independent body, akin to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, to make recommendations on the type of research being performed.
“I don’t think the people doing the research are able to adequately and objectively regulate themselves,” he said. “I don’t think an absolute ban is what we want. We want better oversight of this.”
Action Line: Americans need answers to the questions being posed by Sen. Paul. It’s about time they got them. Follow along with Paul’s progress by clicking here to sign up for my free monthly Survive & Thrive letter and we’ll weather this storm together.
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