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Rep. Mike Gallagher: Truth on COVID, China – here’s why world needs answers about what happened at Wuhan

At the end of HBO’s miniseries “Chernobyl,” Soviet nuclear scientist Valery Legosov warns: “Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later that debt is paid.”

We have spent the last 18 months witnessing China’s Chernobyl in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic. Just like the Soviet Union during the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown, from the earliest days of the pandemic when the virus emerged in Wuhan, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has engaged in a concerted campaign to pile lies on top of lies about the virus and its origins.

Consider that the CCP refused to allow U.S. Centers for Disease Control experts access to Wuhan, and critical data from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) that could have helped the world get ahead of the disease suddenly disappeared. Chinese academics and doctors who raised the alarm were silenced, forced to release hostage-style videos recanting their “erroneous” statements, and even put under house arrest for daring to challenge the official narrative.

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