Paul said these reports shed light that one of these three scientists was "patient zero," the first to contract SARS-CoV-2, and rules out any dispute the virus came from a lab and not a wet market, as many have claimed.

"It should be game over. It should be everybody coming together — all Republicans and Democrats coming together — and saying, this came from the lab," Paul said. "Why aren't we going to do something to regulate this research — not only in China, but here as well?

"It turns out because we funded it. There's at least some culpability to people like Dr. [Anthony] Fauci, who denied this from the beginning. I think it's worse than that. There was actually an elaborate cover-up led by Dr. Fauci to prevent the guilt attaching to him and his mistakes."

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