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House GOP Accuses NIH of ‘Stonewalling’ over Documents Covering ‘Supercharged Monkeypox Experiment’

House GOP Accuses NIH of ‘Stonewalling’ over Documents Covering ‘Supercharged Monkeypox Experiment’

Meanwhile, there is a new monkeypox investigation underway in France, as new cluster sparks fears of possible mutation.

Recently, I discussed the new concerns over the hemorrhagic disease caused by the Marburg Virus, as there are two outbreaks in Africa.

In it, I mentioned, “monkeypox” (also known by the woke moniker, mpox). It turns out that I am not the only one still interested in this virus.

House Republicans are demanding answers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) related to research experiments they say could result in a “supercharged” monkeypox virus that the agency funded.

In a letter to acting NIH Director Lawrence Tabak, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and two subcommittee chairmen are demanding that the agency turn over documents and information regarding a government-funded experiment that reportedly involves swapping monkepox genes with a deadlier version of the virus.

The lawmakers want to know whether this project was approved by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) review board tasked with oversight of research involving enhanced pathogens that could potentially cause a pandemic.

This letter is a follow-up to an October 31, 2022, letter to which Republicans say the NIH never responded. GOP lawmakers accused NIH of “stonewalling” in a press release.

“Based on the available information, it appears the project is reasonably anticipated to yield a lab-generated monkeypox virus that is 1,000 times more lethal in mice than the monkeypox virus currently circulating in humans and that transmits as efficiently as the monkeypox virus currently circulating in humans. The risk-benefit ratio indicates potentially serious risks without clear civilian practical applications,” the Republicans wrote.

Legal Insurrection readers will recall that monkeypox disappeared from the news cycle, chiefly due to social media and vaccination campaigns.

Well, the vaccination may not work as well as it once did.

An investigation has been launched in France after 59 per cent of people in a new monkeypox cluster claimed to be fully vaccinated.

While the jab does not offer complete protection against the disease, usually only 25 per cent of French cases are in vaccinated individuals.

The high vaccine rate in the Centre-Val de Loire cluster – 10 of 17 – has sparked fears of a mutation.

…Those affected in the current French cluster are all men aged between 24 and 56.

“No parties or events common to the cases have been identified,” the French health authority said. “No person has required hospitalisation.”

Yet US officials are kicking off a vaccination campaign to get high-risk individuals vaccinated…likely ahead of June’s Gay Pride Month.

That surge could be worse than last year, federal modeling has found, but only about 23% of those at high risk for the virus have received vaccines, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Most communities have had too few people vaccinated to avoid a potential outbreak and have a “greater than 35%” risk of the virus resurging, the CDC said.

“It’s not us saying get more people vaccinated because we think it’s a good idea. We need to get more people vaccinated because we know there’s a linear relationship between how many people are vaccinated and the chance of not having an outbreak,” Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, deputy coordinator for the White House’s mpox response, told CBS News.

Those at highest risk include gay and bisexual men, and people who have multiple sex partners.

I predict there will be another surge in reports on mpox…super-charged or otherwise.


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Yet another glaring reason for Congress to claw back authority from the various Executive Branch Agencies and Dept. The bureaucracy within the sprawling leviathan that our Federal Govt has become runs amok with near impunity b/c Congress can’t even manage to conduct oversight. The Federal govt is simply too large to effectively manage.

smalltownoklahoman | April 7, 2023 at 10:34 am

All this research with diseases, altering their genetic codes to swap abilities and make something bad potentially much worse if it got loose: why aren’t we putting more effort into making these illnesses more susceptible to treatments, medications that are effective towards treating the illness with fewer side effects on human beings? That would be something worth researching.

    nordic prince in reply to smalltownoklahoman. | April 7, 2023 at 11:17 am

    Well how else are the elitists supposed to cap the human population at “500 million in perpetual balance with nature”?

    You prefer war to engineered diseases, perhaps?


      henrybowman in reply to nordic prince. | April 7, 2023 at 6:31 pm

      My money’s on the bird flu.
      “Controlling the population” by knocking off non-breeders who also vote for you is an exceptionally stupid strategy.
      If the strategy was to start the disease in a population that would spread it promiscuously like wildfire, then transmit it to heteros through sheer force of numbers, it’s been proven now twice not to work that way.
      Nope. Everybody likes chicken. And many more families raise chickens than beef.

    good idea however how can the poor drug companies make money if there are already drugs
    that will work against said malady.

    IRT monkey pox how about men don’t have unprotected sex with other men.

Those affected in the current French cluster are all men aged between 24 and 56 (Emphasis added)
“No parties or events common to the cases have been identified,”
Uh huh. Right.

we know there’s a linear relationship between how many people are vaccinated having homosexual group sex and the chance of not having an outbreak

Is this NIH-funded, lab enhanced virus the “next pandemic” that Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates have been warning us is coming, I wonder? Asking for a friend.

    gonzotx in reply to Idonttweet. | April 7, 2023 at 12:01 pm

    No, it will be much worse than Covid

    Apparently the little Nazi said yesterday that he expects another pandemic “next year”… or maybe later

    Just in time for voting… mail in ballots and such

      The_Mew_Cat in reply to gonzotx. | April 7, 2023 at 12:49 pm

      It won’t be monkeypox, since a pandemic requires airborne transmission. I expect it to be either a COVID-MERS recombinant hybrid, or a human transmissible bird flu, although they could gin something up out of left field that nobody has any kind of immunity to. There are lots of virus families out there that most people have never been exposed to.

        healthguyfsu in reply to The_Mew_Cat. | April 8, 2023 at 12:48 am

        Not absolving the likes of Fauci or Gates but nature has a say too and can also cause that bird flu.

        But again, this is not innocence for the manipulators that funded gain-of-function viruses that can mutate in the wild when inevitably escaping and cause the very things they were studied to stop.

I remember it disappearing from the news right at after it came out that it was basically an STD and kids/pets started getting it.

inspectorudy | April 8, 2023 at 1:42 pm

There should be NO federal agency that can make a rule that affects every citizen’s life without going through Congress first. Look at the EPA and the terrible things they have mandated. The CDC has done the same. Now we have the IRS making changes to the law about what has to be reported. They should offer these changes to Congress and then they can pass or reject them. Unelected bureaucrats are making the laws and that is not Constitutional.