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Congressman Steve King shared his thoughts on COVID-19 and the origins of the virus during his stop in Sioux Center on Thursday as part of Pizza & Policy.

King called COVID an awful circumstance.

“Gain of function research in my opinion produced this virus,” he said. “I don’t know how anybody could believe it was some pangolin or whatever you call that little creature that was within a mile or so of the Wuhan lab. That just defies any kind of logic.”

He criticized Dr. Anthony Fauci for denying gain of function research was being funded when it was.

“I believe this was cooked up in the Wuhan lab,” King said. “I don’t know whether it escaped on purpose or by accident. I’m inclined to believe it was an accident because some of their people got sick. But, in any case, we’ve got a global pandemic and we’ve got the Delta side of that thing and who knows what might come next. The vaccine, the efficacy of that, seems to be dropping down and down and down. And I’m at this place where everybody has to make their own decision. There’s no reliable place to get information that you can count on.”

King said he will just live his life and take his chances.

“If you can’t live in this life, then what’s the point of it all,” he said. “I’m going to travel and talk to people and continue to do what I think is important. If it hits me it hits me and hopefully, I’m healthy enough to come out the other side.”

 

Author: Jacob Hall