Dr. Quay speaks at TFAS Capitol Hill Lecture on COVID origins

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Dr. Steven Quay, alongside Senator Rand Paul and Richard H. Ebright, a professor at Rutgers University, thoroughly explores the lab leak theory surrounding COVID-19 from a scientific viewpoint.

Dr. Quay’s analysis focuses on the genetic evidence found within the virus, similar to forensic evidence at a crime scene. He emphasizes the idea of a “molecular clock” in viruses, where mutations accumulate over time. By comparing SARS-CoV-2 with previous viruses such as SARS, he identifies significant genetic differences that suggest a longer evolutionary timeline than proposed by the wet market theory.

Senator Rand Paul raises questions to Dr. Quay about a DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) research proposal, prompting concerns from Dr. Quay regarding the safe handling of viruses. He highlights instances where risky virus research, potentially involving SARS-CoV-2, was conducted in environments with lower security standards than recommended.

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Steven Quay is the founder of Seattle-based Atossa Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods for breast cancer and other breast conditions.

He received his M.D. and Ph.D. from The University of Michigan, was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT with Nobel Laureate H. Gobind Khorana, a resident at the Harvard-MGH Hospital, and was on the faculty of Stanford University School of Medicine. His contributions to medicine have been cited over 9,600 times. He has founded six startups, invented seven FDA-approved pharmaceuticals, and holds 87 US patents. Over 80 million people have benefited from the medicines he invented.

His current passion is the prevention of the two million yearly breast cancer cases worldwide.

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