The KN95 masks distributed to members of the House of Representatives to wear on the room floor are being branded ‘Made in China’, a recent photo shows, the same country where the coronavirus originated.
The photo, first obtained by Fox News, shows one of the scattered masks that must now be worn to enter the floor of the house.
The mandate is a result of the family doctor, who recently instructed lawmakers to explicitly wear an N95 or KN95 mask and not a cloth mask.
Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Arizona, pointed out the cruel irony, telling Fox it was appropriate “that the Democrats hand out masks made in the same place where the virus originated.”
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Members of the House of Representatives are now required to wear KN95 masks on the room floor and the side of it read “Made in China,” according to a recent photo first obtained by Fox News
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) speaks on the floor of the house in October, before KN95 masks were required to access
While China has tried to maintain that the virus comes from elsewhere, academics, politicians and the media have begun to ponder the possibility that it escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) — raising suspicions that Chinese officials may simply have it. concealed evidence of the early spread.
An explosive study in May 2020 claimed that Chinese scientists created COVID-19 in a lab in Wuhan and then tried to cover their tracks by reverse-engineering versions of the virus to make it appear as if it evolved naturally from bats. .
The authors of the article, British professor Angus Dalgleish and Norwegian scientist Dr. Birger Sørensen, wrote that they had “prima facie evidence of retro engineering in China” for a year – but were ignored by academics and major magazines.
Ohio Representative Brad Wenstrup, the chair of the House GOP Doctors Caucus, told the Fox News Channel on Thursday that the United States’ “unsafe supply chain poses a much greater risk to our overall national health.”
An explosive investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic claims researchers have found ‘unique fingerprints’ pointing to theories that it escaped from the Wuhan Institute, pictured, in China
While China has tried to insist that the virus comes from elsewhere, academics, politicians and the media are starting to ponder the possibility that it may have escaped the WIV, raising suspicions that Chinese officials are showing evidence of its early spread. simply kept hidden
“The fact that the masks we have to wear in Congress are made in China is just one example of our inability to protect and treat Americans without relying on adversaries,” Wenstrup said.
“These Chinese masks emphasize once again our need to break away from the (Chinese Communist Party). Our national security and our health depend on it.”
“As usual, Speaker Pelosi does not recognize the futile view of her own decision-making,” R-North Carolina Representative Greg Murphy said Thursday.
“We are fighting a virus that came from China, but the Speaker enjoys publicly supporting a Chinese manufacturer, sending our tax dollars abroad and further promoting our dependence on China… in the faces of the government.” Congress.’
“Either Pelosi’s office hasn’t seen the cruel irony of backing ‘Made in China’ or they don’t care.”
Pictured: One of the masks handed out, the same masks that must now be worn to enter the floor of the house, left, and President Biden placing a KN95 over his face, right
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin arrives to meet with President Joe Biden to discuss the government’s response to the rise in COVID-19 cases across the country on Thursday
While the Omicron wave appears to be nearing its peak in many eastern states, the variant has begun to move west and strike elsewhere in the country.
Oregon, Utah and Alaska now lead the nation in the growth of Covid cases over the past two weeks, ending a long period when states along the East Coast — such as New York, New Jersey, South Carolina and Vermont — were hot spots. of the wave.
Cases are also on the rise in all 50 states and have more than doubled in 43 states in the past two weeks. The national daily average reached a record 786,416 and 1,822 deaths on Thursday — the highest number since October.
Oregon leads the way, with a 486 percent increase in cases in the past two weeks, to 181 of every 100,000 residents now testing positive for the virus daily
In Utah, cases are up 468 percent in the past 14 days, with 279 of every 100,000 Beehive State residents registering infections on a daily basis.
Right now, Alaska is following the trend of West Coast states, with a 443 percent increase in the past two weeks — with 197 out of every 100,000 residents being infected on a daily basis.