March 8th 2023, A Former CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield joined public health and science professionals and advocates to testify on the origins of COVID-19, before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic. Subcommittee members and witnesses alike discussed the theories around the origins of the coronavirus.
Dr. Robert Redfield, M.D. Former Director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Jamie Metzl, Ph.D. Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council
Nicholas Wade, Former Science and Health Editor, The New York Times; Former Editor, Science; and Former Editor, Nature
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA (Minority Witness) Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases; Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Professor of Medicine; Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Past President, Infectious Diseases Society of America
Written Statement of Dr. Robert R. Redfield
Before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis March 8, 2023
Chairman Wenstrup, Ranking Member Ruiz, and members of the Committee, my name is Dr. Robert Redfield. I am pleased to testify today in support of this subcommittee’s important work – to investigate the origin of the COVID-19 virus that resulted in the deaths of over one million Americans.
As I know this Committee is aware, from 2018-2021 I served as the 18th Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the Trump administration. As CDC Director, I oversaw the agency’s response to the COVID19 pandemic from the earliest days of its spread and served as a member of the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force. [Read the full document.]
Written Statement of Jamie F. Metzl
Founder and Chair, OneShared.World, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council, Author of Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity, Former member of World Health Organization Expert Advisory Committee on Developing, Global Standards for Governance and Oversight of Human Genome Editing
Submitted to the US House of Representatives Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, Hearings on “Investigating the Origins of COVID-19” March 8, 2023
Chairman Wenstrup, Ranking Member Ruiz, and members of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic,
It is my great honor to join you today. We are primarily here because the Chinese government has done everything in its power to prevent the type of international scientific and forensic investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic that is three years overdue and still urgently required. We are also here because there is more that we in the United States can and
must do to make progress on this critically important issue, even if China continues to
stonewall. This includes establishing a bipartisan US national COVID-19 commission, as I will
discuss later in my testimony. [Read the full document.]
REVISED VERSION Testimony of Nicholas Wade on 8 March 2023 to the House Select Subcommittee on Coronavirus Pandemic
Chairman Westrup and members of the committee,
Thank you for inviting me to discuss the origin of the Covid virus. I am a science writer and have worked on two leading research journals, Nature and Science, and then for 30 years on the New York Times where I was an editorial
writer and the science editor. This background has given me some knowledge of how the scientific community works.
I’d like to discuss three issues of interest to the committee:
1) Where did SARS2, the Covid virus, come from?
2) Why are we taking the lab leak hypothesis seriously only now instead of 3 years ago?
3) How should we regulate this and other fraught research techniques that are now on the horizon?
[Read the full document.]
Testimony of Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA Investigating the Origins of COVID-19 Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Accountability March 8, 2023
Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Professor of Medicine Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Past President, Infectious Diseases Society of America
Dr. Auwaerter is testifying as an individual and on behalf of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
His views do not necessarily represent the views and positions of Johns Hopkins University and
Chairman Wenstrup, Ranking Member Ruiz and distinguished members of the U.S. House of
Representatives Committee on Oversight and Accountability, Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus
Pandemic, thank you for the opportunity to testify at today’s hearing, “Investigating the Origins of
COVID-19.” I want to start by acknowledging the severe impact SARS-CoV-2 infection has had globally
and in the United States. As of today, more than 1.1 million Americans have died from COVID-19. That is
not just a number. These human lives lost have led to tremendous suffering among countless families.
As an infectious diseases physician who cares for patients with COVID-19, it is essential that we deepen
our understanding of the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Just as critical, we must apply our experience
from this pandemic to improve our preparedness, prevent disease and save lives. My colleagues and I
have experienced firsthand the grief and frustration of losing patients to this deadly pandemic. We are
committed to gaining the knowledge and the tools that will allow us to do better in future public health
emergencies. [Read the full document.]
More info at this link: Pandemic Likely Started With Leak From Chinese Lab: US Department of Energy
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