Biden’s Pentagon is shredding documents after Congress sent this one demand

The Biden regime’s abuse of the federal government is fierce. But congressmembers are on their case.

And now the Pentagon is in a frenzy to shred documents after Congress sent this one stark demand.

In a letter obtained by reporters on Thursday, Republican Representative Jim Banks of Indiana pressed the Pentagon for updated data on disease rates. The focus was on determining whether the spike in illnesses was a result of COVID-19 or the vaccine. Banks noted that while internal Department of Defense (DOD) medical data showed an increase in certain medical issues linked to COVID-19 in 2021, comparable data from previous and subsequent years was not publicly available.

During a March hearing, Banks raised concerns about the transparency of the data, suggesting it may be skewed to justify the widespread use of the vaccine in the military.

He questioned the trustworthiness of the department and the Biden administration in reaching conclusions about the origins of these medical problems.

“It seems to me that you’re skewing the data to justify your use of the vaccine,” Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN) shared in the March hearing concerning COVID-19 data relating to illness side effects.

The letter indicates that Congress is still investigating the Pentagon’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly regarding the vaccine mandate for troops. Whistleblowers have accused top officials of downplaying adverse reactions to the vaccine.

At the hearing, the Pentagon committed to providing updated data on new cases for various conditions linked to COVID-19 infection. Banks criticized the delay in providing this information.

At the time, a top epidemiologist shared before Congress that they would provide the requested data but has yet to do so. “We do have the numbers. It takes our analysts time to write programming code to pull the data. It then has to be reviewed by an epidemiologist to ensure that the code is accurate, that the output is accurate. And we will get you those numbers,” one Dr. Shauna Stahlman said at the hearing.

The 2021 data showed a significant increase in myocarditis, a potential side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine. Former Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Gil Cisneros attributed the rise in illnesses to COVID-19 rather than the vaccine.

Comparing medical case rates in 2021 with those in 2020 (pre-vaccine) and 2022 (post-vaccine) could help determine the primary cause of the spike in illnesses. With over 95% of the active duty force vaccinated by October 2021, understanding the suspected side effects of the vaccine is crucial for assessing its overall impact on service members’ health.

A DOD study conducted in June 2021, before the mandate, identified higher-than-expected rates of heart inflammation among male service-members who received mRNA vaccines. This study raised concerns about the vaccine’s safety, particularly among healthy male troops.

The shift in the U.S. federal government’s opinion on whether the COVID-19 vaccine came from a lab leak primarily revolves around evolving evidence and increased scrutiny on the origins of the virus.

Initially, when the COVID-19 pandemic began, the prevailing belief among many scientists and government officials was that the virus likely originated from natural sources, such as through animal-to-human transmission, particularly in wet markets in Wuhan, China. This theory was based on previous experiences with coronaviruses like SARS and MERS, which also originated from animal reservoirs.

However, as the pandemic progressed and more information emerged, doubts began to arise about the natural origin theory. Concerns were raised about the possibility of a laboratory accident or leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), which is known to study coronaviruses, including ones similar to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

The U.S. federal government’s stance on this issue shifted as more evidence came to light. Initially, during the early stages of the pandemic, the lab leak theory was largely dismissed or deemed unlikely by government officials and public health experts. However, as investigations continued and new information surfaced, including reports of safety concerns at the WIV and the possibility of researchers falling ill with COVID-19-like symptoms before the pandemic officially began, the lab leak hypothesis gained traction.

In May 2021, President Joe Biden ordered intelligence agencies to investigate the origins of COVID-19, including the possibility of a lab leak. This marked a significant shift in the government’s approach to the issue, signaling a willingness to explore all possible scenarios.

Subsequently, in August 2021, the U.S. intelligence community released a report stating that it could not definitively determine the origins of the virus and that both natural and laboratory-related scenarios were plausible. This report did not rule out the possibility of a lab leak and called for further investigation.

However, at one point, the Democrats were calling anyone who dared to suggest that the virus was the result of a lab leak “anti-Chinese” racists and conspiracy theorists with no evidence whatsoever. They called Donald Trump a fool for suggesting it might have leaked out of China.

How the tables have turned as now the majority of federal agencies have concluded that the virus at least likely did leak out of a Chinese lab or that this theory was the best lead anyone has on the matter.

Stay tuned to the DC Daily Journal.

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