Highlights From The House of Foreign Affairs Report on The Origin of The Coronavirus

Last Updated on December 4, 2022 by Shaun Snapp

Executive Summary

  • The House of Foreign Affairs has a highly illuminating report on the origin of the coronavirus.
  • I cover some of the highlights of the report.


In August 2021, the House of Foreign Affairs Committee produced a report titled The Origins of Covid 19. This report is filled with unique and damning information, much of which I had never read before. And predictable, it was barely covered by the mainstream media, who prefer to spend their time bring Dr. Fauci onto programs to answer questions about wearing masks rather than investigating.  However, the conclusion is precisely written above when this article was published in May of 2021.

The quotes I found of interest are included below.

The Report Concludes the Virus Was Released from Wuhan

Based on the material collected and analyzed by the Committee Minority Staff, the preponderance of evidence suggests SARS-CoV-2 was accidentally released from a Wuhan Institute of Virology laboratory sometime prior to September 12, 2019. The virus, or the viral sequence that was genetically manipulated, was likely collected in a cave in Yunnan province, PRC, between 2012 and 2015. Researchers at the WIV, officials within the CCP, and potentially American citizens directly engaged in efforts to obfuscate information related to the origins of the virus and to suppress public debate of a possible lab leak.

Such an unequivocal statement from a US government entity is quite remarkable, considering that when the topic of a lab leak was first broached, it was widely called a conspiracy theory, and Big Tech actively censored this conclusion.

The Wet Market Hypothesis Should be Dismissed

Last September, the House Foreign Affairs Committee Minority Staff, under the direction of Ranking Member Michael T. McCaul, released a report on the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. That report highlighted the possibility SARS-CoV-2 could have leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). However, as we continued our investigation and uncovered more information, we now believe it’s time to completely dismiss the wet market as the source of the outbreak. We also believe the preponderance of the evidence proves the virus did leak from the WIV and that it did so sometime before September 12, 2019.

Something to note is that the wet market or zoonotic hypothesis never had any evidence to support it. The CCP and Peter Daszak proposed enormous reasons to try to point away from the Wuhan Institute of Technology. Peter Daszak has continually stated that “blaming” the WIV is a conspiracy theory and that…

Allegations and conjecture are of no help, as they do not facilitate access to information and objective assessment of the pathway from a bat virus to a human pathogen that might help to prevent a future pandemic. Recrimination has not, and will not, encourage international cooperation and collaboration.

However, following the trail of evidence to the WIV is appropriate. Furthermore, the WIV and the CCP have done nothing but cover up the source of the virus and then blame other countries for being the source. Daszak has himself pointed to farms in southern China as the source. Daszak has no problem with this “recrimination” as long as it points away from his baby — which is the WIV. Daszak puts forward the concept of “cooperation,” however, the type of cooperation he is interested in is helping the CCP and WIV cover-up that they are the source of the coronavirus. Secondly, Daszak wants cooperation in assisting the US government in covering up the fact that they irresponsibly and stupidly funded this work — with what is now clear was close to no oversight.

The lab leak hypothesis became adopted by global mainstream media without that media asking for any evidence that the hypothesis was true. This was, in my view, bizarre, as the CCP has a long history of lying and is not a reliable source of information on any topic. There was also a large number of holes in the hypothesis right from the beginning.

The wet market hypothesis is the plot of the 2011 movie Contagion. However, no evidence was ever presented that coronavirus came from Wuhan’s wet market, which we now know it could not have. 

The Chinese Government Covered up the Lab Leak

The sudden removal of the WIV’s virus and sample database in the middle of the night on September 12, 2019 and without explanation; Safety concerns expressed by top PRC scientists in 2019 and unusually scheduled maintenance at the WIV; Athletes at the Military World Games held in Wuhan in October 2019 who became sick with symptoms similar to COVID-19 both while in Wuhan and also shortly after returning to their home countries; Satellite imagery of Wuhan in September and October 2019 that showed a significant uptick in the number of people at local hospitals surrounding the WIV’s headquarters, coupled with an unusually high number of patients with symptoms similar to COVID-19; The installation of a People’s Liberation Army’s bioweapons expert as the head of the WIV’s Biosafety Level 4 lab (BSL-4), possibly as early as late 2019; and Actions by the Chinese Communist Party and scientists working at or affiliated with the WIV to hide or coverup the type of research being conducted at there.

The report gets more into the database being taken offline in a later quote.

Lies by Biased Scientists Regarding the Virus not Being Man-Made

An American scientist, Dr. Ralph Baric, assisted in creating a method to leave no trace of genetic modification as early as 2005. And as early as 2016, scientists working at the WIV were able to do the same. This makes it clear that claims by the scientific community that SARS-CoV-2 could not be man-made because it has no genetic modification markers are disingenuous.

Evidence of the Cover-Up by the CCP and WHO

In the original report, we laid out many of the ways the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) went to great lengths to cover up the initial epidemic, and how their cover-up likely turned what could have been a local outbreak into a global pandemic. The CCP detained doctors in order to silence them, and disappeared journalists who attempted to expose the truth. They destroyed lab samples, and hid the fact there was clear evidence of human-to-human transmission. And they still refuse to allow a real investigation into the origins. At the same time, the WHO, under Director General Tedros, failed to warn the world of the impending pandemic. Instead, he parroted CCP talking points, acting as a puppet of General Secretary Xi.

The CCP approved who was part of the WHO team that visited the WIV a year after the outbreak.

  • The CCP ensured that only controllable and biased scientists, like Peter Daszak, were on that team.
  • The investigation by this team was a farce, and the more information that comes out of it, the more the WHO appears to be a puppet of the CCP.

In addition to covering up the ample evidence of the leak from the WIV, the CCP tried to point the blame to many other countries as the source of the virus — including the US. This was done with the full knowledge that the virus came from the WIV. The entire wet market hypothesis was a cover story also created by the CCP, with the assistance of Western scientists with financial ties to the funding, like Peter Daszak.