Covid investigation ‘fear’ laid bare as hunt for disease origin ramps up: ‘We want answers!’

Covid investigation ‘fear’ laid bare as hunt for disease origin ramps up: ‘We want answers!’

WATCH NOW: Peter Pitts calls for answers in American coronavirus investigation

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Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce

Published: 18/01/2024

- 20:20

Transparency prevails as the US Congress takes steps to release Fauci's private testimony on Covid origins

The House of Representatives has announced its decision to release the private testimony of Dr. Anthony Fauci into the origins of Covid-19, as people want answers.

The closed-door testimony of Dr Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is understood to be focused on the decision-making processes during the pandemic.

Professor Peter Pitts, President & co-founder of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest, expressed optimism about the transcripts being released, emphasising the importance of shedding light on the events that shaped the pandemic response.

Pitts noted that while "clearly more information is better", there's a concern that the process could "devolve into political theatre" rather than a genuine quest for answers.

Peter Pitts

Peter Pitts called for 'answers' from the investigation into Fauci's testimony

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Speaking on GB News, Pitts told Jacob Rees-Mogg the details of Fauci's private testimony on Covid origins, which are set to be released.

He said: "We need to understand what we learned from our pandemic response and plan better for the next pandemic, rather than looking backwards and trying to blame everything on one individual."

When asked by Jacob if the testimony is going to be "absolutely fundamental", Pitts stated: "I hope so. Clearly we want the answers.

"We want to know what happened in the decision making process.

"I believe mistakes certainly were made, but trying to make one person viewed as at fault for everything, for all the things that didn't work properly, I think is relatively short sighted."

The decision to make Fauci's private testimony public is rooted in the demand for greater accountability and openness in understanding the decision-making dynamics surrounding Covid-19.

As these transcripts are set to be unveiled to the public, many questions remain for both the public and the House’s investigation.

"One thing, for example, that they talked about was the issue of whether or not the United States should be funding research done in laboratories in China", Pitts shared during the interview.

Dr Anthony Fauci

Anthony Fauci's private testimony on Covid origins is set to be released


The decision to release Fauci's private testimony is a significant step toward providing the public with a clearer understanding of the decision-making processes during the early stages of the pandemic.

It remains to be seen how the information will be received and how it will impact the wider public discourse on the Covid pandemic.

Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic Chairman Brad Wenstrup issued the following statement after the second day of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s transcribed interview: "Dr. Fauci’s transcribed interview revealed systemic failures in our public health system and shed light on serious procedural concerns with our public health authority.

"It is clear that dissenting opinions were often not considered or suppressed completely. Should a future pandemic arise, America’s response must be guided by scientific facts and conclusive data."

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