Did NIH Officials Hide COVID-19 Data?

(NewsNation) — The House of Representatives subcommittee on the Corona pandemic released a 35-page memo presenting what they say Overwhelming evidence that David Morens, a top advisor to Dr. Anthony Fauci at the National Institutes of Health, deleted data crucial to uncovering the origins of COVID-19.

The memo alleges that Morens unlawfully deleted emails and used a “secret back channel” to circumvent transparency.

“(I) learned from our FOIA [sic] lady here how to make emails disappear after being FOIA'd (sic) but before the search begins,” Morens wrote in an email dated February 24, 2021, which was obtained by The New York Post. “Also, I deleted most of those previous emails after sending them to Gmail (sic).”

Rep. Rich McCormick, R-Ga., and former CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield joined NewsNation host Chris Cuomo on Wednesday evening to discuss the memo's claims.

“What we found is essentially a cover-up of enormous proportions where people avoided FOIA investigations,” said McCormick, who worked in emergency medicine during the pandemic. “There will be hell to pay if we get to the bottom of this, and I think we're getting close.”

Redfield said on “CUOMO“that” the problem is that it was finally admitted that there are many COVID viruses in this laboratory (in Wuhan) that have never seen the light of day, so we do not know the inventory”,

Is COVID-19 still a 'pandemic?'

On March 11, 2020, the Director-General of the World Health Organization saidtold the world that COVID-19“can be characterized as a pandemic.”

At the time, fewer than 4,500 people were believed to have died from the virus, but the virus spread rapidly, appearing in new cities and countries every day.

Fast forward to 2024, and the virus has taken offan estimated seven million lives. It continues to mutate and give rise to new variants, sickening thousands of people and ultimately killing hundreds every day. But we also have many more tools than in 2020. We have several effective vaccines and antiviral treatments to help fight the disease.

With all this in mind, is COVID-19 still considered a pandemic-level threat?

A WHO spokesperson told Nexstar that “the word 'pandemic' is not binary, it is not on or off.” To complicate matters further, there is no one universally agreed upon definition of a pandemic.

Columbias Mailman School of Public Health says a pandemic begins when a disease spreads exponentially and across international borders: “This large geographic reach means that pandemics lead to widespread social disruption, economic loss and general hardship.”

On the other hand, a disease is endemic if it is “consistently present but limited to a particular region.”

With COVID-19, the disease has been 'consistently present' for years, but is not limited to a particular area or population group. It still has a “large geographic reach,” but the number of cases is not out of control.

The WHO will not make a statement on when the pandemic will be “over,” a spokesperson told Nexstar. However, in May 2023, they did declare an end to the public health emergency of international concern. Unlike the term 'pandemic', a public health emergency is clearly defined in the International Health Regulations.

While the WHO has not determined whether COVID-19 is still a pandemic, the organization has made it clear that the virus “remains a global health threat.”

Alix Martichoux and “The Hill” contributed to this report.

Related Posts

  • Health
  • June 25, 2024
  • 3 views
  • 2 minutes Read
Weight loss drug maker will build a $4.1 billion factory in North Carolina

Novo Nordisk announced plans to build a $4.1 billion facility in North Carolina on Monday as demand for its popular weight-loss drugs has only increased in recent months. The plant…

  • Health
  • June 24, 2024
  • 4 views
  • 4 minutes Read
Ask a doctor, “Can I ever take someone else's prescription medications?”

Join Fox News to access this content Plus special access to select articles and other premium content with your account – for free. By entering your email address and pressing…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You Missed

One win, one clean sheet, but too many missed opportunities – USMNT needs to be more ruthless

  • June 25, 2024
One win, one clean sheet, but too many missed opportunities – USMNT needs to be more ruthless

Meet Jordan Bardella, the man who could be France's next Prime Minister

  • June 25, 2024
Meet Jordan Bardella, the man who could be France's next Prime Minister

Copa America 2024 schedule, live stream: where Argentina vs. Chile can be seen

  • June 25, 2024
Copa America 2024 schedule, live stream: where Argentina vs.  Chile can be seen

Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, pleads guilty to violating the Espionage Act

  • June 25, 2024
Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, pleads guilty to violating the Espionage Act

How to customize your TV screensavers

  • June 25, 2024
How to customize your TV screensavers

Angel Reese leads the way in Sky's rivalry victory over Fever's Caitlin Clark

  • June 25, 2024
Angel Reese leads the way in Sky's rivalry victory over Fever's Caitlin Clark

A Maryland couple 'walked for hours' before dying in the heat of the Hajj

  • June 25, 2024
A Maryland couple 'walked for hours' before dying in the heat of the Hajj

A Hidden Treasure in the Milky Way — Astronomers discover ultra-bright X-ray source

  • June 25, 2024
A Hidden Treasure in the Milky Way — Astronomers discover ultra-bright X-ray source

India's Zyod is raising $18 million to expand its tech-enabled fashion manufacturing to more countries

  • June 25, 2024
India's Zyod is raising $18 million to expand its tech-enabled fashion manufacturing to more countries

Elon Musk welcomes third child with Neuralink CEO. Here you can see how many children he has now.

  • June 25, 2024
Elon Musk welcomes third child with Neuralink CEO.  Here you can see how many children he has now.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange makes plea deal with US: NPR

  • June 25, 2024
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange makes plea deal with US: NPR