According to a new Rasmussen survey, a large majority of Americans (68%) believe it’s likely the COVID-19 virus originated in a Chinese lab, including 43% who think it’s very likely. Only 16% think it’s unlikely and 16% aren’t sure.
In addition, 53% think it’s “very important” to investigate the virus’ origins and another 29% think it’s “somewhat important.” Even President Biden has now “asked the Intelligence Community to redouble their efforts to collect and analyze information that could bring us closer to a definitive conclusion,” and demanded a report within 90 days.
This news actually cheers me up because it proves that despite the worries about big tech, government and media colluding to control what the public sees and what we’re allowed to say, they can’t keep us from thinking it. We went through months of being told that any suspicions about the origins of that virus were racist conspiracy theories. Simply questioning the official story from the CCP made you complicit in vile racist attacks on Chinese-Americans. It was so unthinkable that any doubts about it got you censored or even thrown off of social media and publicly shamed and “canceled.”
And yet, even with all that bullying, intimidation, censorship and brainwashing, 68% of Americans still had the common sense and reasoning ability to know when someone was urinating on their boots and telling them it was a rainstorm. It proves Abe Lincoln (who – news to many young people, I’m sure – was a Republican) right again: No matter how powerful you think you are, you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.
Speaking of investigating the origins of COVID, and even (gasp!) holding China accountable, here’s some proposed legislation that in a better world would pass unanimously.