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The Vandenberg Coalition

Honest Candor

Senator Vandenberg called for “honest candor” in discussions on U.S. foreign policy. The Vandenberg Coalition is proud to continue this tradition by sharing the best analysis from across the country and around the world.

China

A Just Response to Beijing’s COVID-19 Abuses

David Asher, Thomas DiNanno, David Feith, Miles Yu, and Matthew Zweig

Hudson Institute

June 6, 2021

 

Bottom Line: Five former Trump administration officials, including those who were central to shaping the U.S. foreign policy response to Covid, outline specific steps the Biden administration and Congress should take to get answers from China.

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China

Investigate the origins of COVID-19

Jesse D. Bloom, Yujia Alina Chan, Ralph S. Baric, Pamela J. BjorkmanSarah CobeyBenjamin E. DevermanDavid N. FismanRavindra Gupta, Akiko Iwasaki, Marc Lipsitch, Ruslan MedzhitovRichard A. Neher, Rasmus Nielsen, Nick Patterson, Tim Stearns, Erik van NimwegenMichael WorobeyDavid A. Relman

Science

May 14, 2021

 

Bottom Line: A group of distinguished scientists speaks out on Covid debates in Science magazine, calling for further investigation into the origins of the pandemic and noting that both accidental release from a lab and zoonotic spillover remain viable theories.

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China

Origin of Covid — Following the Clues

Nicholas Wade

May 2, 2021

 

Bottom Line: In an informative and meticulous essay, science writer Nicholas Wade sorts through the available facts on the origins of the Covid virus, providing readers with a wealth of evidence to make their own judgments about the roots of the pandemic.

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