GREG GUTFELD: Why isn’t the government investigating COVID’s origin?
The White House says the government is doing its due diligence in order to prevent a repeat of the SARS crisis.
But, as Greg Gutfeld points out, the government didn’t even know SARS was spreading until it was already too late.
GUTFELD: One of the big lessons from SARS, which infected 774 people and then spread to at least eight more countries, is that it was already too late. The government knew about it the same day they notified the World Health Organization that a cluster of cases was in a Singapore hospital. That’s why we asked, “Did the White House know about it?”
The answer is simply no.
GUTFELD: Remember, these are the same people who thought the Ebola epidemic was a hoax. They’re the same ones who thought the flu was a hoax.
One of the things they didn’t realize is, wait a minute. You know what happened to Ebola? It didn’t spread from a monkey somewhere or even just a lab somewhere. It spread from an airport in Africa that had a lab with a monkey there, and they had someone who had a lab with a monkey there.
GUTFELD: And they didn’t realize that the monkey had infected someone. And they didn’t realize that, okay, we know in retrospect, we had one monkey.
And then they didn’t realize there were other monkey labs.
GUTFELD: But wait, the government knows more now than it did then. So much more.
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Matthew Vadum is a political reporter for Slate. He is also a political commentator for CNN, MSNBC, MSNBC Latino and Telemundo, and a frequent guest on NPR.
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