Would constitute “pretty definitive proof that this coursed through that lab”

Source: Steve Watson

Appearing on CBS News’ ‘Face The Nation’ Sunday, former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb pointed out that “definitive” proof that a coronavirus outbreak occurred in the Wuhan lab could be found in blood samples from workers who are now known to have fallen sick and been hospitalised in November 2019.

When asked if he believes China knows where the virus really originated, Gottlieb replied “They would know the answer to the question because they would have blood samples from the workers in that lab.”

“And that’s the evidence that they haven’t made public,” he continued, adding “If, in fact, the blood samples show that a high prevalence of people in that lab have been exposed to this virus, that’s pretty definitive proof that this coursed through that lab.”

“They would also have the samples from the time that they were first drawn, which was the time when they had those illnesses,” Gottlieb asserted.

“There’s no question that when they had an outbreak of an illness in that lab that they would have done routine blood sampling in that lab. That’s just normal controls in a lab of that quality. So they would have that information,” he emphasized.


During the interview, the former FDA head also noted that China has refused to provide basic information that would allow the origin of the virus to be investigated.

Gottlieb also urged that “These kinds of lab leaks happen all the time.”

“In China, the last six known outbreaks of SARS-1 have been out of labs, including the last known outbreak, which was a pretty extensive outbreak that China initially wouldn’t disclose that it came out of lab,” he outlined.

“It was only disclosed finally by some journalists who were able to trace that outbreak back to a laboratory,” Gottlieb explained.

As we reported yesterday, Former State Department official David Asher, who led an investigation Under President Trump, also revealed that in addition to the workers falling sick, “an individual who worked at the Wuhan Institute of Virology at the time provided the information on the lab researcher’s wife dying.”

Asher has declared that the idea the virus emerged naturally out of a zoonotic situation is “ridiculous,” and that “there was almost no evidence that supported a natural, zoonotic evolution or source of COVID-19.”

As both Senator Rand Paul and former CIA director and secretary of state Mike Pompeo both warned over the weekend, the Wuhan Institute of Virology is still up and running, and there is evidence pointing to its involvement with the Chinese military in bioweapons research.