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Anthony Fauci Crushes His Own Theory on COVID-19 Origins

Anthony Fauci Crushes His Own Theory on COVID-19 Origins

Three Wuhan lab researchers hospitalized in November 2019. Now Fauci reverses course & now says he’s ‘not convinced’ COVID developed naturally.

Legal Insurrection reported in February 2020 that a lab leak in Wuhan, China, could have been the origin point for the coronavirus pandemic. But in May 2020, the elite media derided any mention of this possibility in its quest to undermine President Donald Trump.

For example, CNN Politics ran an article boldly proclaiming: Anthony Fauci just crushed Donald Trump’s theory on the origins of the coronavirus

Enter Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease and perhaps the single most prominent doctor in the world at the moment. In an interview with National Geographic posted on Monday night, Fauci was definitive about the origins of the virus which has sickened more than a million Americans and killed more than 68,000:

“If you look at the evolution of the virus in bats and what’s out there now, [the scientific evidence] is very, very strongly leaning toward this could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated … Everything about the stepwise evolution over time strongly indicates that [this virus] evolved in nature and then jumped species.”

Now, before we play the game of “he said, he said” remember this: Only one of these two people is a world-renowned infectious disease expert. And it’s not Donald Trump.

I spent months online scouring for news from respected media sources to find reports related to lab-leak scenarios. Indeed, evidence from the US State Department and other sources indicated that a facility in Wuhan, China, was very likely ground zero in the pandemic.

Now the tide is turning on the media narrative. Per a previously undisclosed U.S. intelligence report, three researchers from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology became sick enough in November 2019 that they sought hospital care.

The details of the reporting go beyond a State Department fact sheet, issued during the final days of the Trump administration, which said that several researchers at the lab, a center for the study of coronaviruses and other pathogens, became sick in autumn 2019 “with symptoms consistent with both Covid-19 and common seasonal illness.”

The disclosure of the number of researchers, the timing of their illnesses and their hospital visits come on the eve of a meeting of the World Health Organization’s decision-making body, which is expected to discuss the next phase of an investigation into Covid-19’s origins.

…“The information that we had coming from the various sources was of exquisite quality. It was very precise. What it didn’t tell you was exactly why they got sick,” [an official familiar with the investigation] said, referring to the researchers.

Trump may not have had a degree in epidemiology, but he had access to all the gathered intelligence. Therefore, the President’s assertions about the origin should have been given significant weight rather than dismissed with snarky headlines.

If this back-tracking by the American press isn’t frustrating enough, now Fauci is reversing course and saying a lab-leak is possible…after, concisely, and succinctly telling Americans who trusted him it wasn’t. Fauci crushes his theory on the origins of the coronavirus.

Fauci, the nation’s leading expert in infectious diseases, explained his uncertainty during a PolitiFact event on May 11 entitled: United Facts of America: A Festival of Fact-Checking.

‘There’s a lot of cloudiness around the origins of COVID-19 still, so I wanted to ask, are you still confident that it developed naturally?’ PolitiFact managing editor Katie Sanders asked Fauci.

‘No actually,’ he replied. ‘I am not convinced about that, I think we should continue to investigate what went on in China until we continue to find out to the best of our ability what happened.’

PolitiFact’s “Festival of Fact-Checking” is certainly the appropriate place for a clown who wants attention.

My fury at our media burns with the heat of 1 million suns. But, after having my social posts throttled and hidden under “fact checks,” with direct threats to my accounts, I have no intention of forgetting the destructive disinformation campaign that was offered up as COVID-truth by the press. Truly, it makes me wonder exactly how many more fact-reversals related to the coronavirus we will be treated to.


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I saw through this malignant clown – and Brix – the first moment they were introduced.

What sleaze.

    Ben Kent in reply to | May 25, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    Fool me once – shame on you.
    Fool me twice shame on me.
    Source: Old Irish Saying

    > Fauci has fooled the American public at least 3 x with flip-flops and outright lies.

    I think his 15 minutes of fame were up 7500 hours ago

bobinreverse | May 25, 2021 at 3:14 pm

Anthony Tony Fauci a current day Robert Bob McNamara aka Best and Brightest

when my sis completed her work at UTSW med school, the speaker told the grads “all of you are Gods now”

that might be the problem

healthguyfsu | May 25, 2021 at 3:31 pm

What the lefty cultists don’t seem to understand is that Science is not a cudgel that you can use to hammer your political arch-rivals. It’s always changing and evolving and is by its very nature, conservative (the hard science is anyways).

Using it to try and win an argument is stupid and that’s why the CNN journalists and others like them have egg on their faces now.

Fauci, for his part, and the other “public scientists” that become enthralled in their celebrity are the worst part because they are supposed to be the grown-ups in the room that walk these zealot cudgel mobs back from their positions of hyperbole and misconception. They passively let it happen for reasons of their own ego and for “marketing science to the masses”. This approach of failing to ardently lead as a voice of sanity and grounded objectivity is going to backfire bigtime and already has to a good extent against the scientific community at large.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to healthguyfsu. | May 25, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    So, this is not really a “science” issue. It is an integrity issue. ANYONE who knows ANYTHING about this virus from a scientific and biological perspective knows it came from the Wuhan lab as an inadvertent release from a gain in function experiment. Whoever told you differently, like Fauci, was telling you a deliberate lie. This was likely politically motivated because (1) they themselves did not want to be blamed, (2) they were trying to protect their profession, (3) they wanted to protect gain in function experiments as a class of experimentation, (4) they wanted to avoid an international crises with China, (5) they wanted to blame on Trump, because they disliked him, so hurt him in the forthcoming election.

    Everyone knew where this came from…. everyone.

      henrybowman in reply to Brave Sir Robbin. | May 26, 2021 at 1:11 am

      “ANYONE who knows ANYTHING about this virus from a scientific and biological perspective knows it came from the Wuhan lab as an inadvertent release from a gain in function experiment.”

      You don’t even have to know anything scientific about the virus. You just have to know about governments. It’s amazing how many times that any citizen on the sweet spot on the skeptical/cynical/paranoid spectrum can immediately “guess” the right answer, months or even years before TPTB admit it.

        Brave Sir Robbin in reply to henrybowman. | May 26, 2021 at 10:08 am

        To quote someone else, “I wasn’t paranoid until the started plotting against me.”

        This is a funny quip, but sometimes paranoia is quite justified, or at least deep skepticism which I guess can be a form of paranoia bred by experience.

    “What the lefty cultists don’t seem to understand is that Science is not a cudgel that you can use to hammer your political arch-rivals…”

    They understand it PERFECTLY.

Anyone with common sense new this. When Trump was elected the administrative state went into overdrive trying to remove or cripple him lest he stumble onto many of the nefarious undertakings strewn about like the Ukraine. When gain of function research was banned the research was grant funded through private companies off shore through Dr. Fauci. You can bet we had people inside the Wuhan lab. When Covid19 left the lab by currently unknown means it became coverup up time. The Chinese by losing “face” and the US due to probable criminal acts. They (both us and the Chinese) knew in November 2019 what was at hand but it was far more important to bury the truth then take the necessary measures to contain it.

I think his medical license should be yanked. Bio ethics are part of every graduate program and medical school and his funding gain of function research, and that disgusting abortion experiment shows a politician who has never contributed to medicine but does use black letter law to do things he knows are illegal because they are unethical.

Lying to the public and telling them they still need to mask up after the vaccine also created vaccine skepticism.

I think the PoS needs to have the “doctor” part removed from his title, in the 90s he displayed ignored of advances in microscopes that we learn as freshman if majoring in a scientific field today.

It is one thing for a practicing physician not to always be up to date with advances (which freshmen have to memorize) it is entirely another that for a period of time a man in Fauci’s position was ignorant of it.

    lichau in reply to Danny. | May 25, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    I don’t think he has practiced medicine in years, if ever.

      Danny in reply to lichau. | May 26, 2021 at 12:47 pm

      True I looked it up he has never practiced medicine. But still a man who violates the precepts of medical ethics is liable to lose their (never used) license. The gain of function research is a gigantic no for any doctor, while this one doesn’t practice medicine anyone not exalted by the left and media (but I repeat myself) would be getting their license yanked for the same thing (although admittedly in this case it won’t mean anything because he has never used it).

    gibbie in reply to Danny. | May 25, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    My impression is that in practice, “bioethics” education probably isn’t what you would like it to be. Everything has been steeped in moral relativism.

      Danny in reply to gibbie. | May 26, 2021 at 12:55 pm

      Your perception is reasonable enough but not accurate. The bioethics class will vary by professor, there are a lot of great professors teaching that course but

      1. You are responsible for knowing your field no matter how bad a professor you had.

      2. Even if every professor of bioethics was exactly the moral relativist kind and the students got no real education (in which case see point 1) Fauci got his license in a different period of time when that wasn’t true yet.

What is interesting about this to me is that, at this moment, no one is arguing that this did not originate in China. Couple that with the appellation of Country based names for variants; South African, Indian and polite society seems to be adopting the view of DJT; that the Rona is actually the China virus.

Fauchi is IMO, an example of why the people selected/appointed to the top three layers of positions in every agency should have a five year shelf life.

Get appointed as Deputy Assistant Director? Great in five years you exit government service or get promoted to Deputy Director. Five years later you exit unless you are appointed Director.

The amount of system capture by the permanent bureaucracy stifles the ability for actual change. Civil service rules to prohibit purges or retaliation are one thing. However, that is based on the idea that the Civil service is nonpartisan and apolitical.

    gibbie in reply to CommoChief. | May 25, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Something which might work better is if the higher education system could be returned to its original purpose of making better people. It did that via a required core curriculum of Western Civilization. Few people alive remember those days. They were gone more than half a century ago.

    At this point, the only way to reverse the disaster might be to take over existing colleges and universities as they go bankrupt. Or perhaps use online courses.

      Danny in reply to gibbie. | May 26, 2021 at 12:57 pm

      That is impossible, what is left is to sever the hard sciences from higher ed and let higher education wither on the vine.

      The left controls the institutions and feels brainwashing into leftism does make you a better person.

      CommoChief in reply to gibbie. | May 27, 2021 at 8:09 am


      I received the classic liberal arts education; History, economics, philosophy, ECT. That was in the very late 1980’s and early 1990’s. So 50 years is too long but I do take.your point for many but not institutions.

      Perhaps we should establish an Arctic Facility. All the weirdo federal employees could be offered the opportunity to transfer to this ‘interdisciplinary research and sustainment center’. Those who decline would be fired or retired.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to CommoChief. | May 26, 2021 at 10:12 am

    “What is interesting about this to me is that, at this moment, no one is arguing that this did not originate in China. Couple that with the appellation of Country based names for variants; South African, Indian and polite society seems to be adopting”….”

    But we cannot call it the China virus, or the Whu-flu, or any such thing. I wonder what the big guy’s cut is to sever this logical connection?

    And Trump was supposed to be in the pocket of Putin, yet here, we have actual evidence of money going from China, and Russia, to the “big guy” and no one seems to care. Odd is it not?

      CommoChief in reply to Brave Sir Robbin. | May 26, 2021 at 8:06 pm


      Just today the Biden admin is ramping up an ‘origin investigation’ by Intel while shutting down the investigation by the weapons control sections of the State dept.

      Meh…TDS run rampant, can’t let DJT be proven correct until well after the election. Supposedly the review is due in 90 days so roughly labor day weekend.

It’s really something, watching information and revelations slowly trickle out, to confirm what anyone possessing a scintilla of common sense and rationality understood from Day One — the Wuhan virus is a bioweapon whose creation was partially funded by Fauci and the NIH (i.e., unwitting U.S. taxpayers) and was intentionally released by the Chinese communist regime, for the express purpose of deposing President Trump, with the aid of gleeful and vengeful Dhimmi-crats and their media lackeys.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to guyjones. | May 26, 2021 at 11:07 am

    “bioweapon whose creation was partially funded by Fauci and the NIH”

    Even if the persons funding and conducting the research on this effort contend the purpose was not related to biological warfare, I would contend that any gain of function experiments to increase infectivity and lethality of a virus that can infect a human is in violation of the Biological Warfare Convention (BWC). Even doing this sort of research to viruses and other pathogens that do not infect humans stills creates the technology and knowledge base for application to bio-weapons research and production, and is therefore problematic within the BWC due to its “dual use” nature..

    It is arguable that the NIH and its directors, the Eco Health Alliance, and those researchers involved in these gain in function experiments are in violation of 18 U.S. Code CHAPTER 10—BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS.

    The defense would be that this was “bona fide research.” But two factors come into play. (1) during the period of this grant and research, gain in function research specifically on SARS type viruses was banned by executive order, with one loophole on which they will rest their defense, and (2) gain in function experiments on organism that can infect humans is very hard to square with the BWC which this law is intended to enforce which I would asset greatly weakens their loop hole defense even without regard to the federal ban on such research. Also, the ban itself was quite comprehensive and use of the loop hole was certainly intended for extraordinary situations.

    I do not know the history of this effort, but as per regulation, research involving SARS type coronaviruses are regulated under HHS and USDA Select Agents and Toxins
    7CFR Part 331, 9 CFR Part 121, and 42 CFR Part 73 because such research is potentially “dual use” that is, even if research intent is for civilian use or general academic interest, it simultaneously can be applied to the design and production of biological warfare agents, and requires a great deal of scrutiny, care, and control.

    This entire issue is ripe for investigation and establishment of legal precedent.

    Dr. Fauci has been a forceful and ardent advocate of gain of function experimentation. His hubris and arrogance are monumental. He should be held to account.

Enough of this fork-tongued idiot already. I stopped listening to a word he said last Spring.

chrisboltssr | May 25, 2021 at 4:44 pm

The two worst Italian Americans ever to live or have lived are Charles Ponzi and Tony Fauci.

Two questions:

1. Wasn’t it established very early (right at the beginning e.g.) that this virus could not jump from an animal to a human?

2. Wasn’t there a Chinese scientist who had worked at the Wuhan lab taken into custody in early 2020? This was mentioned again today and it was asked “What happened to him?” Does anyone know? I am not talking about that woman scientist who disappeared after her family was arrested. There was a male scientist arrested.

I have a feeling that we will soon learn plenty about all of this and get ready to be shocked about the broad involvement by many of our top universities and pharmaceutical companies.

    lichau in reply to Pasadena Phil. | May 25, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    There is nothing new here. NOTHING. Nothing that we didn’t know at least a year ago. But, the main agenda was getting rid of Trump. Mission Accomplished. Now, tiny bits of the truth are going to be acknowledge. Modified limited hangouts.

      I expect many not-so-tiny revelations are about to come out. Trump is about to go out on a series of rallies. The Uniparty is already in panic mode. They cannot afford to have Trump turn this into an epic “I told you so!” tour on issues after issue after issue. This issue is a killer.

This was mentioned again today and it was asked “What happened to him?” Does anyone know?

My guess… The same thing that happened to the non-person who stood in front of the tank column in Tiananmen Square.

No one knows. Never heard from again.

Gone in the Night and Fog.

Two days ago I called it the China virus.

Someone told me “that’s a rude thing to say” I said it’s not rude because China either purposely released it – or they allowed it to spread throughout the world by not containing it. The one who is wrong is China – not me. Why does no one call them out for “rudely” allowing millions to die.

She said “there’s no proof of any of that.” Well today there is more evidence I am right than Progressives with the knee-jerk (emphasis on jerk) anti-Trump delusion who seem only sensitive to the phrase “China virus” because Trump said it.

The Progressives should get over their Trump Derangement and see clearly what it is. China should not be coddled.

    DaveGinOly in reply to Ben Kent. | May 26, 2021 at 11:43 am

    Also remind people that the media doesn’t have a problem labeling the variants by their places of origin/first identification. Why is China exempt from this practice? Because it caused people to commit “hate crimes” against Asians? Almost all the perpetrators of those crimes have been people who didn’t look like Trump supporters (if you know what I mean). Haven’t seen a single, MAGA hat-wearing person responsible for attacking an Asian person.

Take a long look at the whole gain of function issue, outlawed in the US, then there was a carve out where it could be approved if certain high level people signed off on it.

    Why shouldn’t we suspect that the vaccine has a “gain of function” purpose? Like sterilizing children? That is the side-effect most cited by those claiming to know why the FDA consistently rejects these DNA/RNA vaccines. Knowing that children are virtually completely immune to this virus, why wouldn’t we suspect ulterior motives for SCIENTISTS insisting on having them vaccinated?

      henrybowman in reply to Pasadena Phil. | May 26, 2021 at 1:17 am

      Do you misunderstand the phrase “gain of function?” It is a euphemism for what used to be called “weaponization.” Side-effects of the resulting weapon are a separate issue entirely, given that the main effect is meant to be destructive as it is..

blacksburger | May 25, 2021 at 5:46 pm

There was a Chinese scientist who spoke up early 0n about a new disease. He was told to shut up. He developed COVID and died of ot.

nordic_prince | May 25, 2021 at 6:05 pm

Gee, whaddya know – once again those pesky conspiracy theorists are turning out to be the prescient ones…

“Fauci, the nation’s leading expert in infectious diseases, “

He is a mere bureaucrat who advanced based on longevity not an expertise nor the nations leading expert. He is the general scheisskop of the NIH

    Chicklet in reply to avi natan. | May 25, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    He’s never practiced medicine, and was famous to me as the liar who toured the country in the 1980’s, first saying you could catch HIV by simply being in the same room as an AIDS patient, then becoming a hero to gays by promising an HIV vaccine.

    Big pharma had other ideas though, thousands of dollars worth of marginally effective drugs are a lot more profitable than vaccines. There is nothing good about this guy.

To paraphrase Groucho Marx, those were Dr. Fauci’s principles; he didn’t like them, so he chose others.

    DaveGinOly in reply to Iowa Jim. | May 26, 2021 at 11:47 am

    Groucho’s actual quote is also appropriate in reference to Fauxi:
    “That is my opinion and if you don’t like it, I have others.”