Congress heard from a compromised witness in its most recent hearing on the origins of COVID-19 Wednesday morning.
Stanley Perlman, a professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Iowa, was called to testify before the “Principles for Outbreak Investigation: COVID-19 and Future Infectious Diseases” hearing on the origins of COVID-19.
Perlman, who came under fire in 2014 for conducting dangerous research on respiratory viruses, recently signed a letter “express[ing] solidarity with our professional colleagues in China” and doubling down on the theory that “SARS-CoV-2 most likely originated in nature and not in a laboratory.”
“Unsubstantiated allegations were being raised about the source of the COVID-19 outbreak and the integrity of our peers who were diligently working to learn more about the newly recognised virus, SARS-CoV-2, while struggling to care for the many patients admitted to hospital with severe illness in Wuhan and elsewhere in China,” the letter from earlier this month stated.
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