Video: Senate Chamber Cheers After Passing Rand Paul’s Amendment Banning Chinese Gain-of-Function Research

by Kelen McBreen

Speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) promoted an amendment banning the use of American tax dollars to fund gain-of-function research in China.

“We may never know whether the pandemic arose from the lab in Wuhan, but we do know that so far no intermediate animal host has been discovered,” Paul said. “Thousands of animals at the wet market have been looked at, none of them have carried COVID-19. We’ve tried to infect COVID-19 into bats, it doesn’t grow well in bats. It seems most adapted and suitable for humans.”

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