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My Senator Toomey

Posted by M. C. on October 15, 2021

A week or two ago I asked my senators why Anthony Fauci has not been charged with a crime or jailed after having been caught lying to a Senate committee regarding the funding of gain of function research.

The response is below.

Dear Martin,

Thank you for contacting me about the origins of COVID-19. I appreciate hearing from you. 

Since the first case of COVID-19 was reported, our understanding of the virus and how to mitigate its transmission has improved drastically and will continue to grow. We now have hundreds of tests, numerous treatments, and three vaccines available. These are helping to reduce infections, hospitalizations, and deaths resulting from the virus, and I am hopeful that, over time, wide dissemination of the vaccine will aid in ending the pandemic. 

That being said, there remain a number of unanswered questions regarding the COVID-19 virus and subsequent pandemic, including a conclusive and precise understanding of where and how the virus initially began to spread among humans. The World Health Organization published a report on March 30, 2021 analyzing potential pathways for the virus’ initial emergence; however, the final report contained no definitive conclusion on the nature of the virus’ origins. 

It may interest you to know that on May 24, 2021, Senator Roger Marshall (R-KS) submitted an amendment to the Endless Frontier Act (S. 1260) expressing the need for a renewed, comprehensive, and unimpeded WHO investigation into the origins of COVID-19 with full access to records, samples, and personnel in China. I supported this amendment when it was adopted via voice vote on May 26, 2021. Please be assured that I understand your concerns on the need for a robust and transparent investigation into the pandemic’s circumstances among the international community, especially within China, and will closely monitor legislative efforts to address this issue.

Thank you again for your correspondence. Do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of additional assistance.

Sincerely,
 
Signature

Pat Toomey
U.S. Senator, Pennsylvania

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