Article subtitle: 
How a group of scientists and government officials tricked the public
Article author: 
Roger Pielke Jr.
Article publisher: 
The Honest Broker
Article date: 
4 July 2023
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

On July 11, 2023 the U.S. House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic will hold a hearing titled, Investigating the Proximal Origin of a Cover Up. The cover-up being referred to was put into place by a small group of scientists at the request of U.S. government officials to quash any public discussion of the possibility that COVID-19 resulted from a research-related incident — known colloquially as a lab leak.

The cover-up is well known and well documented by those who closely follow this issue This post provides an overview for those who may not be as familiar with the cover-up.

Before diving in, let me state the obvious — this is a big effing deal, as Joe Biden might say. Scientists and government officials conspired — yes, conspired — to mislead the public by knowingly promoting misinformation in the guise of a peer-reviewed paper in a major journal. Given the stakes, this is a scientific scandal with huge significance...

The cover-up was designed to render the possibility of a “laboratory-based scenario” off limits for public discussion or investigation...

From the emails, we know that the focus of the call was on the possibility that Covid-19 was engineered...

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