Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe has raised the possibility that COVID-19 may have escaped from a Chinese Communist regime laboratory to the level of “certainty.”
“I had access to all of the U.S. government’s most sensitive intelligence related to the pandemic,” Ratcliffe explained in an article he wrote for Fox News on Aug. 2.
He added, “My informed opinion is that the lab leak theory isn’t just a “possibility,” at the very least it is more like a probability, if not very close to a certainty.”
Moreover, Ratcliffe claims that he saw evidence pointing to “a leak out from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV),” to which several other institutions, personalities, and governments have been pointing since 2020.
Additionally, he considers that no evidence has been presented that the virus actually emerged from an animal species becomes another argument in favor of his statements.
At the same time, he sets out several circumstances that distance the possibility that bats were the generators of the global COVID disaster, which is still causing damage around the world.
“Quite simply, the lab leak theory is the only one supported by science, intelligence and common sense,” Ratcliffe emphasizes. And he criticizes that instead of collaborating, the Chinese regime is hindering research.
Ratcliffe proposes an immediate change of venue for the Winter Olympics in 2022 because Beijing does not deserve to host the event.
“But the world—and the International Olympic Committee (IOC)—should not allow Beijing to enjoy the benefits of hosting a massive global event while rejecting transparency and refusing to allow inquiries into, much less answering for, the deaths of millions of people around the world,” Ratcliffe opined.
Very much in line with Ratcliffe’s statements was the GOP–led investigation into the Wuhan lab.
The data obtained gives rise to the suspicion that the Wuhan experts could have genetically modified the virus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic, which supports the theory of the laboratory leak.
For his part, the leader of Republican lawmakers in the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, argues that the CCP’s controversial behavior in the face of the COVID calamity, also known as the CCP (Communist Party of China) virus, should be held accountable, according to one of his messages.
“Evidence is mounting that the Chinese Communist Party intentionally lied and hid info about the virus. Republicans have led the charge and will act to hold China accountable.,” he wrote.
In this regard, Twitter user @BernardToHK also holds the CCP responsible for the pandemic, expressing in one of his tweets.
“The death toll of COVID-19 for the world and US are 4.1 million and 610,000 respectively. No doubt the numbers will continue to increase,” he wrote.
He added: “Since #CCP refuses to cooperate to investigate the origin and not provide all necessary data, we must hold CCP responsible for the pandemic..”