In July 2020, U.S. Right to Know began submitting public records requests in pursuit of data from public institutions in an effort to discover what is known about the origins of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease Covid-19. We are also researching accidents, leaks and other mishaps at laboratories where pathogens of pandemic potential are stored and modified, and the health risks of gain-of-function (GOF) research, which involves experiments on such pathogens to increase their host range, transmissibility or lethality.
In this blog, we will post updates on documents we obtain and other developments from our investigation.
U.S. Right to Know is an investigative research group focused on promoting transparency for public health. We work globally to expose corporate wrongdoing and government failures that threaten the integrity of our food system, our environment and our health. Since 2015, we have obtained, posted online and reported on thousands of industry and government documents, including many acquired through litigated enforcement of open records laws.
Our research on biohazards is led by Sainath Suryanarayanan, Ph.D. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about our biohazards research, please see:
- Background Readings: Did SARS-CoV-2 Originate in a Lab? What are the Risks of Gain-of-Function Research? (10.13.20)
- Why we are researching the origins of SARS-CoV-2, biosafety labs and GOF research (10.13.20)
- Press release: U.S. Right to Know Sues NIH for Documents about Origins of SARS-CoV-2 (11.5.20)