HAWLEY: "Are you concerned with the continuation and expansion of Chinese gain-of-function research?"
QUAY: "Well, I think I testified here that in December 2019 they were doing synthetic biology on a cloning vector of the Nipah virus, which is 60 percent lethal. We just experienced a one percent lethal virus. My estimates would be that that could set us back a millennium. The Black Plague was a 20 percent lethal event and it was 250 years for civilization to return."