Thomas Renz, Pamela A. Popper
In early 2020, billions of people were told by governments and health agencies all over the world
that a “novel virus” had caused severe illness in several individuals in Wuhan, China. Shortly
after this announcement, people were told that the lethality rate for this virus, SARS-CoV-2,
could be ten times higher than typical flu. The entire world started organizing to prevent the
healthcare system from being overwhelmed with seriously ill patients, and to prevent as many
deaths as possible. Government and health officials issued orders requiring businesses, schools,
and houses of worship to close. People were told not to leave their homes except to purchase
food and essential items and for emergency healthcare. Masks were required in all public indoor
and outdoor places. Parks and beaches and trails were closed. Special events worldwide were
cancelled for almost two years. Life as we know it came to a screeching halt and has not yet
returned to normal.
… The response to this disaster must be to prevent this from happening again. The only way to
protect the world from another devastating debacle like this is to get to the bottom of its origin.
Almost three years after the first SARS-CoV-2 patients were reported in Wuhan, China, most
Americans still do not know the truth about the origin of SARS-CoV-2. There are many as-yet
• Where did SARS-CoV-2 come from? Lab? Animal?
• If SARS-CoV-2 was developed in a lab, which one(s)?
• Who was involved in the development of SARS-CoV-2?
• Who paid for it?
• And why has this information not been made public?
This document is designed to answer these questions, with the best evidence available at this
time. Arriving at a conclusion required the analysis of large amounts of research, some of which
is quite complex. We have done our best to summarize complex data in relatively easy-to-understand terms.