Bill To Declassify Intel On COVID Origins Heads To Biden’s Desk After House Vote

The House voted overwhelmingly on Friday morning to approve the declassification of all Biden administration intelligence on the origins of COVID-19.

The House voted 419-0 in favor of the bipartisan measure, according to Axios. The Senate voted unanimously last week to approve a similar measure. The bill would require the declassification and release of all intelligence related to the origins of COVID-19 and the virus’ possible connections to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) within 90 days of receiving the president’s signature.

The Department of Energy and FBI both delivered assessments recently that concluded that COVID-19 most likely originated in a leak from the Wuhan lab. The theory, known as the lab leak hypothesis and pursued by Republicans, was dismissed as a conspiracy theory early on in the pandemic by top medical and science officials, including former National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci.

Investigations into the origin of COVID-19 have been hampered by China, which has rebuffed requests for information and access for investigators. Beijing has floated that COVID-19 did not originate in Wuhan at all, and instead is a creation of the U.S. military.


This is a developing story and will be updated; check back in later for more information.

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