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‘Stop Eating Bats!’: Sen. Lindsey Graham Blasts Wet Markets in China
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has three words of advice for the Chinese people: “Stop eating bats!”
The coronavirus now sweeping the world originated in a “wet market” in Wuhan, China. Scientists say SARS-CoV-2 mostly resembles related viruses found in bats and pangolins. China is still allowing markets to sell all sorts of wild animals – including bats.
“These wet markets in China, people eat bats and they eat monkeys, and bats and monkeys – at least bats for sure – carry this kind of virus,” Graham said Friday on Fox News. “This is where ebola came from, this is where SARS came from, and this lab may be 300 yards away from the wet market in China where they test bats for coronavirus infection, but people literally eating bats 300 yards down the road.”
“Bats carry this stuff,” Graham said, “and they literally eat bats. Stop eating bats!”
Graham said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has said “the world should ostracize every country that allows exotic animals like monkeys and bats to be intermingled with the food supply and near humans.”
A recent analysis of SARS-CoV-2 by a group of researchers compared the genome of the new coronavirus with the seven other coronaviruses known to infect humans and drew a clear conclusion: “Our analyses clearly show that SARS-CoV-2 is not a laboratory construct or a purposefully manipulated virus,” they wrote in the journal Nature Medicine. Read more…
House Democrats Introduce Bill Giving Coronavirus Aid to Illegal Immigrants
House Democrats introduced legislation Friday that would allow illegal immigrants to receive money from the coronavirus relief package.
California Rep. Lou Correa and two other lawmakers introduced the Leave No Taxpayer Behind Act that would amend the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package, according to the Daily Caller.
“I was appalled to learn hardworking, taxpaying immigrants were left out of the $2 trillion CARES Act,” Correa said in a statement Friday.
“By casting out immigrants, we are placing some of our most vulnerable residents in grave danger. Every individual taxpayer, irrespective of citizenship status, needs government assistance now.”
Several Democrats have expressed dismay that the initial coronavirus relief package didn’t include financial benefits for illegal immigrants, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who called it “inhumane.”
“To clarify, $1200 checks are ONLY going to some w/social sec numbers, NOT immigrants w/ tax IDs (ITINs),” the New York congresswoman said on Twitter. “Thanks to GOP, these checks will be cut off the backs of *taxpaying immigrants,* who get nothing. Many are essential workers who pay more taxes than Amazon.” Read More…
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