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This is a collection of material relevant to the July 11, 2023 hearing with the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic. The hearing, titled “Investigating the Proximal Origin of a Cover Up”. The hearing itself is a clear example of the politicization of scientific questions and targeting of scientists that have published peer-reviewed papers that go against a preferred political narrative.

I will not go into any more details here, other than just to have a record of all the material produced as it relates to the hearing to serve as a historical record of this political attack on scientists and the scientific method.

Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic Hearing

Dr. Kristian Andersen – Opening Statement

Material from Congress
Hearing Landing Page: Investigating the Proximal Origin of a Cover Up
Drafts of the Proximal Origin manuscript
Hearing Wrap Up: Suppression of the Lab Leak Hypothesis Was Not Based in Science
Majority (R) Report: “Did The “Bethesda Boys” Downplay A Lab Leak?”
Minory (D) Report: “They Played No Role”
Press Release – Wenstrup to Hold Hearing with “Proximal Origins” Authors
Press Release – Wenstrup Releases Alarming New Report on “Proximal Origin” Authors, NIH Suppression of the COVID-19 Lab Leak Hypothesis
Press Release – Chairman Wenstrup Opens Hearing with Authors of Infamous “Proximal Origin” Publication: Assumptions are not Science

Written Testimonies
Dr. Kristian Andersen
Dr. Robert Garry

Transcribed Interviews
Dr. Kristian Andersen
Dr. Robert Garry
Dr. Ian Lipkin
Dr. Michael Farzan

Congressional Letters
Dr. Kristian Andersen – Subpoena
Dr. Kristian Andersen – Subpoena Letter

Media Coverage
Nature – US Congressional Hearing Produces Heat But No Light On Covid-Origins Debate
Science – Politicians, Scientists Spar Over Alleged NIH Cover-Up Using Covid-19 Origin Paper
The Atlantic – The Republican Lab-Leak Circus Makes One Important Point
New York Times – Scientists, Under Fire From Republicans, Defend Fauci and Covid Origins Study
CNN – Scientists At House Hearing Refute Claims They Were Bribed and Influenced To Deny Covid-19 ‘Lab Leak’ Theory
LA Times – House Republicans Give a Crash Course In How To Concoct a Conspiracy Theory About Covid’s Origin
Washington Post – GOP Probes Covid Origin Paper as Authors Protest ‘Absurd’ Allegations

Our Papers on the Emergence of SARS-CoV-2
Andersen KG, Rambaut A, Lipkin WA, Holmes EC, Garry RF
The Proximal Origin of SARS-CoV-2
Nature Medicine 26(4):450-452 (2020)

Holmes EC, Goldstein SA, Rasmussen AL, Robertson DL, Crits-Christoph A, Wertheim JO, Anthony SJ, Barclay WS, Boni MF, Doherty PC, Farrar J, Geoghegan JL, Jiang X, Leibowitz JL, Neil SJD, Skern T, Weiss SR, Worobey M, Andersen KG, Garry RF, Rambaut A
The Origins of SARS-CoV-2: A Critical Review
Cell 184(19):4848-4856 (2021)

Pekar JE, Magee A, Parker E, Moshiri N, Izhikevich K, Havens JL, Gangavarapu K, Malpica Serrano LM, Crits-Christoph A, Matteson NL, Zeller M, Levy JI, Wang JC, Hughes S, Lee J, Park H, Park MS, Ching KZY, Lin RTP, Mat Isa MN, Noor YM, Vasylyeva TI, Garry RF, Holmes EC, Rambaut A, Suchard MA, Andersen KG, Worobey M, Wertheim JO
The Molecular Epidemiology of Multiple Zoonotic Origins of SARS-CoV-2
Science 377(6609):960-966 (2022)

Worobey M, Levy JI, Serrano LM, Crits-Christoph A, Pekar JE, Goldstein SA, Rasmussen AL, Kraemer MUG, Newman C, Koopmans MPG, Suchard MA, Wertheim JO, Lemey P, Robertson DL, Garry RF, Holmes EC, Rambaut A, Andersen KG
The Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan Was the Early Epicenter of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Science 377(6609):951-959 (2022)

Other Relevant Links
I Read the Entire Slack Archive About the Origin of SARS-CoV-2. There is no Evidence of Improper Behavior
Kevin Drum, July 2023

No Evidence Scientists Received Grant for Changing Opinion on Pandemic Origins, Contrary to Claims, March 2023

Interview with Worobey, Andersen & Holmes: The Lab Leak
Decoding the Gurus (podcast), March 2023

Eddie Holmes: Zoonotic Diseases, China, Fauci, and the Lab Leak Hypothesis
Bad Boy of Science (podcast), December 2022

The Origins of COVID-19 (with Kristian Andersen)
In the Bubble w. Andy Slavitt (podcast), September 2022

Is The COVID Lab Leak Hypothesis Dead? With Kristian Andersen, Mike Worobey & Philipp Markolin
Bad Boy of Science (podcast), July 2022

Scientist Opens Up About His Early Email to Fauci on Virus Origins
New York Times, June 2021