Letter sent by email to my Congresswoman and Senators today:

I am writing to oppose, in the strongest possible terms, President Biden’s plan to openly share COVID vaccine technology with all countries worldwide — including with such hostile states as Russia, China, and Iran. This might seem to some a great PR idea, but it would instead be a terrible strategic blunder!

It would be grossly unfair to the US taxpayers who paid for the development of this knowledge and competency, and to the US pharmaceutical industry that make the “miracle of the vaccine” possible.

It would undermine a critical advantage that our industry has over our competitors. Why on earth do that? If we want to be charitable, buy and give away shots, not knowledge.

More importantly, this unwitting blunder would give aid and comfort to our enemies! Through “reverse engineering” it would provide them with vital understanding of our research and development processes and enhance their capacity to design future vaccine-resistant viruses with which to attack us!

It would be absolute idiocy to provide the malefactors in Wuhan, Tehran, Moscow or elsewhere with an intelligence coup and the means to advance their malicious ventures. We do not give away our nuclear weapons technology and should treat biomedical technology in the same manner.

I urge the Congress to prohibit Mr. Biden from this extraordinarily misguided, indeed dangerous, action that would unquestionably and irrevocably compromise our national security.

Louis Knapp

Frederick County

(14) comments

Chris 22602

So when you get to heaven and God asks why you didn’t serve the poor of the earth by providing them with life saving technology you’re response will be “ It would undermine a critical advantage that our industry has over our competitors.”. I bet that will go over real well 🤦‍♂️

Blackhorsegirl

Proverbs 21: ver 13

“He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor will himself also call and not be heard.”

shinyhappypeople

How can someone be SO uniformed snd ignorant? Vaccines ONLY WORK FOR US if EVERYONE around the world gets them as well. Are you also upset that oxygen is allowed in our enemy’s lands as well? Such a sad and small worldview….

knightowl57

Perhaps Mr. Knapp should read this article,

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/16/long-pandemic-rages-around-world-its-threat-everyone/

Blackhorsegirl

We do know that people like you-Trump followers-understand world politics through the eyes of an ignorant baffoon who made the United States the laughing stock of the world. A baffoon who shared classified information with the enemy and our intelligence services had to stop providing him sensitive information because he was an idiot and untrustworthy.

Thank God we have adults back in charge.

Oh, and stop using the word “leftist” since you have no idea what it means. Besides, name calling just demonstrates you have no argument.

Doc Samson

Leftists. Do any of them understand world politics? Biological warfare research? Of course, if their boy Biden is promoting it, you know it's a virtuous and infallible decision made with all the wisdom of Big Gov't, without whom we'd have no rights, amiright? [rolleyes][lol]

hagansan

"amiright?"

No. Not even close.

Spock Here

I'll bet Louis was horrified when we gave aid and comfort to Russia by electing Putin's asset TFG

Catherine Giovannoni

You do understand that the virus doesn't respect political boundaries, right? Getting people in other countries vaccinated protects Americans. This is a global problem and I am pleased to see the Biden Administration taking a global approach.

Bose-Einstein

Sure, let those godless commies remain unvaccinated and allow the virus to mutate further. Of course those new strains would never show up back on our own shores. Riiiiiight.

hagansan

Mr Knapp is laboring under a profound misconception that viral biology is some sort of military secret. In truth, many virologists live in other countries and the information and technology is widely shared worldwide. What these countries do not have is the infrastructure and technology to develop a rapid response to viral pandemic, risking the lives of millions of innocent men, women, and children.

"Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me."

Spock Here

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Blackhorsegirl

No, Mr. Knapp, it may give aid and comfort to the millions of people who live under these tyranny states.

This is a vaccine not a bomb. Scientific research procedures are not classified and are commonly used world wide.

Besides, the Russians already know how to use germ warfare to murder their citizens. You’re getting hysterical over nothing.

Blondie

I agree with you one hundred per cent Mr. Knapp.

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