Mar 21, 2023

We Need COVID 19-Origins Hearings, ala Kastenmeier Vietnam War Hearings

Madison, Wisconsin — March 8, 2023, a House Committee held an anticipated hearing on investigating the COVID-19 origins.

But House Democrats performed shamefully, exemplified by Rep. Kweisi Mfume (D-Maryland), a lightweight non-entity, who launched pathetic ad homium attacks again science writer and hearing witness, Nicholas Wade

Wade penned a brilliant piece on COVID-19 origins, reason and thought control, The origin of COVID: Did people or nature open Pandora’s box at Wuhan?, at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists some two years earlier.

But Wade's
COVID-19 origins work never came up under questioning by Mfume.

Instead, Mfume spent his time trying to vilify Wade for writing A Troublesome Inheritance
Genes, Race and Human History
(Penguin Random House, 2015) that has absolutely nothing to do with COVID-19 origins, the mission behind the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Mfume's ad homium offered no clarity beyond the fact Mfume did not read and is not equipped to understand Wade's thoughtful work.

Mfume and congressional Democrats wanted to subvert the hearing, and clearly millions dead did not weigh on this Party of liars and sheep.

Mfume does exemplify Democrat refusal among Congress and Joe Biden to probe what is almost certainly a lab leak origin of COVID 19 as the world is over three years into one of the most spectacular mass gas-lighting projects in U.S. history after the most deadly Pandemic in modern history.

In the face of U.S. government lying led by Anthony S. Fauci, M.D, former Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, (NIAID), U.S. intelligence, censorship across the media,  (see Cleveland. Washburne. Leon. Hibbett and Grim. Taibbi. Greenwald,), it is time for citizens to bypass the media, Congress, Democrats and Biden and hold grassroots hearings on COVID-19 origin.

Robert W. Kastenmeier Vietnam War hearings

COVID-19 origins hearing can be modeled on the Robert W. Kastenmeier Vietnam War hearings in 1966 when citizens replaced so-called leaders who refused to face facts in the midst of lies and death, and massive government duplicity.

Today, congressional Democrats and @POTUS will never accede to honest probes of #COVID19 origins. This is why we need the #COVID19 origins akin to Kastenmeier's.

Honest scientists, intellectuals and victims could testify. Citizens can offer statements on what lying about Covid 19 means to them.

Concerned folks such as
@Ayjchan @JamieMetzl , Nicholas Wade, DRASTIC (Decentralized Radical Autonomous Search Team Investigating COVID-19), among those burdened only by a commitment to truth, can offer candid summaries of evidence, reason and facts.

Kweisi Mfume and his dependable Party of liars need not attend.

Even as Biden promises to release Covid 19 origins information, these is absolutely no reason to trust this president and his party to begin telling the truth now.

We citizens of the United States and world must lead against Democrats.

Democrat Party Must Be Beaten by Allied Forces

Ben Shahn’s
The Passion of Sacco and Vansetti
"Sacco and Vanzetti lie in coffins; in
foreground in front of a colonnaded
neoclassical courthouse (image left).
On the porch behind them hangs a
portrait of the infamous trial judge,
Webster Thayer. Towering over
Sacco and Vanzetti are members of
 the committee that reviewed
convictions: Samuel Stratton, MIT
pres; Lawrence Lowell, Harvard
pres and Robert Grant, retired
judge," (Kuykendall)
Madison, Wisconsin — Neo-liberal cultists, corporate media and academia brandish national-security nostrums, wokism taboo-talk, and therapeutic-complex-speak in the name of science, equality and all that is rational and good. 

This is the Democrat Party 2023, and it is fetid, nonsensical and corrupt.

Democrats want censorship across the media, for our own good of course, and any argument or airing of facts must be shut down. (See Cleveland. Washburne. Leon. Hibbett and Grim. Taibbi. Greenwald.)

As Covid 19 lab-leak case approaches beyond a reasonable doubt, corporate media and the Democrat Party only grudgingly acknowledge why agnosticism and provisional conclusions on Covid 19 origins are consonant with science. 

This agnosticism didn't last long as liberal media are now hyping a ridiculous new story about racoon dogs being the long-sought origin point in among the wet-market delivering SARS-CoV-2.

Laughs Alex Washburne:

This [media] episode is the most desperate, farcical episode in a series of increasingly outrageous, farcical episodes. These unjustified scientific media blitzes feel, to any reasoned skeptic, especially a seasoned skeptic with knowledge of what serious scientific discoveries look like, more like propaganda campaigns than diligent truth-digging efforts. These farces have turned The Atlantic, The New York Times, and The Guardian into the Three Stooges of SARS-CoV-2 origins reporting.
Even liberals are asking, can media and Democrat stooges be this dumb?

For some three years, Americans raising questions about Covid 19 origins and asserting need for objective probes were branded racists, conspiracy mongers or allied with Russia.

For liberal-Democrat domestic forces, dishonesty is the best communications policy.

Time to ditch the Democrats. Democrats are protecting lies and are getting more ludicrous by the moment.

For a compelling knockdown of liberal response to reality, see Bio Safety press release below.



On Thursday, March 16, The Atlantic published an article titled “The strongest evidence yet that an animal started the pandemic” [1]. Similar stories in other influential publications soon followed:

  • New York Times: “New data links pandemic’s origins to racoon dogs at Wuhan market” [2],
  • Washington Post: “New covid origin data links raccoon dogs to the pandemic” [3],
  • Associated Press: “New COVID origins data point to raccoon dogs in China market” [4],
  • Scientific American: “New evidence supports animal origin of COVID virus through raccoon dogs” [5].
  • Science: “Unearthed genetic sequences from China market may point to animal origin of COVID-19” [6].

This is just a small sample of the barrage of news reports strongly hinting that the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic had been solved.


We believe these news reports are deeply misleading and should be corrected. We also believe the reports reflect yet another example of a small group of researchers exaggerating their findings and misleading the public with false certainty about the origins of COVID-19.


First, the data on which these claims are based have not been made available for other researchers to confirm and independently interpret. Rather, they were only presented in a private meeting between the researchers and the WHO [7]. The media therefore have no independent confirmation that the data are sound or that the researchers’ conclusions are valid.


Second, the data provide no substantive new information about the origins of COVID-19, even if taken at face value. According to reports, the central piece of data is a single SARS-CoV-2-positive environmental sample which contains DNA from a raccoon dog. There is no evidence that this raccoon dog started the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, there is no evidence that this raccoon dog was even infected with SARS-CoV-2, as there was also human DNA in the sample, and the viral material could just as easily have come from an infected human. The researchers appear to have cherry-picked this one sample, out of 73 total SARS-CoV-2-positive samples collected at the Wuhan market [7], because this one sample furthers the specific narrative they have advocated in previous publications [8,9].


Third, the researchers who reported the data have a documented track record of exaggerating their findings, concealing doubts about their findings, and hiding major conflicts of interest. In 2022, many of the same researchers claimed that they had “dispositive evidence” and “incontrovertible evidence” that SARS-CoV-2 emerged from the wildlife trade [10]. They later withdrew this claim [8,9]. In 2020, some of the same researchers co-authored the paper “Proximal Origins of SARS-CoV-2”, which expressed scientific certainty that SARS-CoV-2 had not been altered in a laboratory [11]. Those authors, however, failed to report a major conflict of interest: that the heads of their funding agencies played an active role in preparing this paper [12]. The researchers also failed to openly acknowledge doubts that they had privately expressed about their conclusions before the funding agency heads became involved (doubts that have only since become public thanks to Freedom of Information Act requests [12]). 


We believe that this latest episode represents an unfortunate example of influential media outlets spreading a speculative narrative under the guise of a scientific finding. We also believe that the meagerness of the data being sold to the public underscores the need for an urgent, comprehensive, and forensic investigation into the origins of COVID-19, an investigation that uses not only scientific data, but all the tools of intelligence gathering and law enforcement. 


The public deserves real answers, not false certainty.




Amir Attaran

Colin D. Butler

Richard H. Ebright

David N. Fisman

Andre M. Goffinet

Elisa D. Harris

Laura H. Kahn

Justin B. Kinney

Yanna Lambrinidou

Milton Leitenberg

Helen E. Mundler

Bryce E. Nickels

Sabrina Packman

Dana Parish

Steven E. Phillips

Eric S. Starbuck

Tyler Stepke

Susan Wright



About Biosafety Now

Biosafety Now is an organization of experts in biomedicine, mathematics, public health, public policy, law, social science, and public advocacy, all of whom agree that research that creates potential pandemic pathogens more dangerous than those in nature poses existential risks to the public and provides few, if any, benefits for science, medicine, public health, or national security. 



[1] The Strongest Evidence Yet That an Animal Started the Pandemic (The Atlantic; March 16, 2023)

[2] New Data Links Pandemic’s Origins to Raccoon Dogs at Wuhan Market (The New York Times; March 16, 2023)

[3] Genetic data links raccoon dogs to covid origin; WHO seeks China cooperation (Washington Post; March 17, 2023)

[4] New COVID origins data point to raccoon dogs in China market (AP News; March 17, 2023)

[5] New Evidence Supports Animal Origin of COVID Virus through Raccoon Dogs (Scientific American; March 17, 2023)

[6] Unearthed genetic sequences from China market may point to animal origin of COVID-19 (Science; March 16, 2023)

[7] SAGO statement on newly released SARS-CoV-2 metagenomics data from China CDC on GISAID (March 18, 2023)

[8] Worobey, M. et al. The Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan was the early epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. Science 377, abp8715 (2022).

[9] Pekar, J. E. et al. The molecular epidemiology of multiple zoonotic origins of SARS-CoV-2. Science 377, eabp8337 (2022).

[10] Worobey et al.. The Huanan market was the epicenter of SARS-CoV-2 emergence. [preprint] Zenodo (2022).

[11] Andersen, K. G., Rambaut, A., Lipkin, W. I., Holmes, E. C. & Garry, R. F. The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2. Nat Med 26, 450–452 (2020).

[12] Timeline: The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2 (US Right to Know; November 29, 2022)



Mar 20, 2023

Democrats Jettison Free Speech, Free Press and Free Inquiry

Matt Taibbi has committed cardinal sins in the eyes of the Democrat Party and contemporary corporate liberalism: Journalism.

Taibbi penned a report entitled The Great Covid-19 Lie Machine: Stanford, the Virality Project, and the Censorship of “True Stories.

Taibbi reported Twitter emails detailing efforts of the American intelligence and public health communities plotting how to censor and marginalize speech and other information deemed too dangerous for Americans to read.

Some speech even, such as the release of liberal-favorite Dr. Anthony Fauci’s Spring 2020 emails was "used to exacerbate distrust in Dr. Fauci."

In liberal circles, this distrust of Fauci is considered heresy, so must be stopped.

Read Taibbi's work to see how far our country's Democrat Party has drifted from cherished notions such as free speech and free press.