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The New Fauci Emails May Be Even More Damning Than You Think

The New Fauci Emails May Be Even More Damning Than You Think

The Intercept’s Ryan Grim reviews February 2020 timeline of how coronavirus lab-leak theory was suppressed for “international harmony”.

Legal Insurrection readers may recall that in October of last year, I reported that the government had turned over nearly completely blacked-out emails in response to a Freedom of Information request from the Daily Mail.

The UK publication eventually obtained a cache of 32 emails about the secretive teleconference between British and American health officials at the heart of the “dramatic change” in how top scientists first talked about the origins of the coronavirus during the first week in February, 2020.

Those emails are at the core of some recent exchanges between Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and Dr. Anthony Fauci that have been particularly heated.

Rand Paul on Tuesday night called Dr. Anthony Fauci for being a ‘menace’, a ‘political creature’ and not a scientist after their showdown during a Senate Health Committee hearing earlier that day.

The Kentucky senator insisted to Fox News’ Martha MacCallum that there is a probability of ’90 to 10′ that the COVID-19 virus was engineered through gain-of-function research in a lab in Wuhan, China and subsequently leaked from that lab. He has also blamed Fauci’s department of the National institute of Health for helping fund the lab and it’s gain-of-function research.

Fauci, the nation’s top immunologist and White House go-to on the coronavirus response, has repeatedly denied these claims to Paul’s face in a series of terse back-and-forths during committee hearings over the last nearly two years.

Bombshell email revelations now show that even leading Western experts admitted that a Wuhan lab leak is the most ‘likely’ cause and origin of the COVID-19 virus.

Top UK government health adviser Sir Jeremy Farra, who publicly denounced the theory as a ‘conspiracy’, admitted in private emails to Fauci and Dr. Francis Collins in February 2020 that a ‘likely explanation’ was that the virus was man-made.

As Ryan Grim (Washington, D.C. bureau chief for The Intercept) notes, the Republicans in the U.S. Congress have been privy to the unredacted portions of those emails. His assessment is that the emails are even more damming than we think, especially in light of the scientific discussion supporting the lab leak origin that was provided in the exchanges that occurred in early February of 2020.

On February 2, Jeremy Farrar, an infectious disease expert and the director of Wellcome, sent around notes, including to Fauci and Collins, summarizing what some of the scientists had said on the call.

Farzan, a Scripps professor who studied the spike protein on the 2003 SARS virus, “is bothered by the furin site and has a hard time explain that as an event outside the lab (though, there are possible ways in nature, but highly unlikely),” Farrar’s note reads, referring to a spike protein feature that aids interaction with furin, a common enzyme in human lung cells. Farzan didn’t think the site was the product of “directed engineering,” but found that the changes would be “highly compatible with the idea of continued passage of the virus in tissue culture.”

It is important to note that the furin site substantially enhances transmission to humans. It is difficult to explain how this strand of viral DNA is substantially altered in one, small area with four amino acids and 12 nucleotides with the remainder of the sequence remaining intact.

Why were the voices of those suggesting a lab leak origin silenced? For the sake of “international harmony” and to protect Chinese science.

Sir Jeremy Farrar, who publicly denounced the theory as a ‘conspiracy’, admitted in a private email in February 2020 that a ‘likely explanation’ was that the virus was man-made.

The then-UK Government adviser said at the time he was ’70:30 or 60:40′ in favour of an accidental release versus natural origin.

In the email, sent to American health chiefs Dr Anthony Fauci and Dr Francis Collins, Sir Jeremy said it was possible Covid had been evolved from a Sars-like virus in the lab. He went on that this seemingly benign process may have ‘accidentally created a virus primed for rapid transmission between humans’.

But the British scientist was shut down by his counterparts in the US who warned further debate about the origins of the virus could damage ‘international harmony’.

He was told by other scientists with links to virus manipulation research that it could cause ‘unnecessary harm to science in general and science in China in particular’.

Sir Jeremy claimed in his emails that other respected scientists also believed the virus could not have emerged naturally. Names included Professor Mike Farzan, the Harvard researcher who first discovered how the original Sars virus binds to human cells.

As Grim notes, it is everyone’s best interest for the discussion of the origin not to be viewed though Left-Right lenses. We need serious answers if we are going to avoid another pandemic . . . especially one engineered in a lab to have enhanced transmissibility to humans.

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“Fauci emails may be more damning than you think”

See that sharp piece of ice sticking out of the water? That’s the tip of the iceburg.

So which is more damaging to science; an oopsie, or an oopsie plus massive coverup?

    henrybowman in reply to Petrushka. | January 16, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    “We suppressed discussion to promote global harmony.”
    “I had to lie to you to protect you.”
    “Now look at what you made me do.”

    You know what would promote global harmony and morale more than anything else right about now?

    People seeing villains among the elite actually receive punishment for their villainy, instead of skipping off into the sunset to the tune of a cheery little “tra la la, they didn’t really mean it.”

    rebelgirl in reply to Petrushka. | January 16, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    An oopsie? If it was intentionally conceived, there was no oopsie

      henrybowman in reply to rebelgirl. | January 16, 2022 at 10:22 pm

      When you lock yourself in a stairwell, that’s an oopsie.
      When you lock yourself in a stairwell while robbing a bank, that’s an awshit.

    Ghostrider in reply to Petrushka. | January 16, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    What is more damning? The Pennsylvania Governor is more damning in my book. Wolf put two Coivd-19 patients in August, 2020 in my Father’s nursing home. My father contracted Covid and died the following month. He was a proud US Army Korean War Veteran, father of three, grandfather of three, and a great grandfather of four. He was 89.

    ConradCA in reply to Petrushka. | January 17, 2022 at 10:59 am

    Why do you say it was actually? China closed their internal borders with Wuhan province to protect the rest of country from Covid they chose to keep the airliners flying in order to ensure it spread throughout the rest of the world. I suspect that they wanted it spread to their enemies in the rest of the world.

It’s just a standard bureaucratic battle for who’s going to be the scapegoat. The truth of the matter isn’t actually that important.

I think it’s the lab and it’s good for the right if it is, in the small stakes game of who’s on top, but it’s still not important, except maybe to lab security and safety protocols in general.

First off, Fauci is a physician (although never having had any real patients), and as such is automatically to you like a god to an amoeba. Secondly, Lord Fauci IS the science.

Plus, he has the ego and arrogance of John Kerry and Leo Decaprio times ten, and even through in a Cher or Barbara Streisand.

Given all of that, why would anyone question him? It’s as silly as a four-year-old questioning an adult.

    alohahola in reply to Username. | January 16, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    Indeed. No use discussing anything with a narcissist.

    All you get is gaslighting in response.

      Ghostrider in reply to alohahola. | January 16, 2022 at 10:36 pm

      I imagine the surviving family members of 900,000 dead Americans would like to sue Fauci for malpractice. Why not? The All-American Mother of all Class Action Suits.

The only sin in science is blocking investigation.

There are sins and crimes that scientists can commit, just anyone else can commit. lying, murder, and such, but blocking inquiry is a scientific sin, even in situations where it isn’t illegal.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Petrushka. | January 16, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    Well said

    AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to Petrushka. | January 17, 2022 at 9:53 am

    Dr Josef Mengele had a great “science” program going. An unlimited number of patients and subjects, the ability to conduct any number of experiments without intrusion, conducting experiments that have light to many questions about the effects on the human body.

    But as you say, every action was a sin that went unpunished for many years.

“…it is everyone’s best interest for the discussion of the origin not to be viewed though Left-Right lenses.”

Baloney. My “right” lens has been nearly 100% accurate from the very beginning.

These people cooked up a virus and are using it to take away freedom around the world. Only us gun toting hillbilly rednecks stand in their way and we are formidable. We’ve known all along what was taking place.

    A Punk Named Yunk in reply to Barry. | January 17, 2022 at 9:14 am

    I have thought of Alex Jones as a kook since he claimed the Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax. But aside from that he seems to have been spot on for every blessed prediction he’s made related to Covid and the general Democrat power grab.

    ConradCA in reply to Barry. | January 17, 2022 at 11:09 am

    The primary goal of Covid was to replace President Trump with Quisling Biden. They wanted to get a return on the $30 million they pay him every year.

Kind of reminds me of when NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley was questioned about a couple of his own quotes from his autobiography. He denied them claiming he was quoted “out of context”. Dude, it was you quoting yourself for your own autobiography! Isn’t that the same thing as Fauci calling Rand Paul a liar when he quoted Fauci’s e-mails? “Dude! I am quoting you from your own e-mails!”

Fauci is not going anywhere. No amount of evidence will influence his believers. No amount of evidence will remove him from his position of power. He knows what he is doing and that is very dangerous for everybody.

Science over people, huh?

Not very humanistic, is it?

FSU I will go to jail the day after the DNC admits to rigging elections.

In other words … not happening.

Look, Rand could produce an email says “you know that virus we modified? It slipped out of the lab” and still nothing will happen.

Why? Because MSM won’t touch the story, Bug Tech will deplatform anyone promoting it and DOJ will make criminals out of the ones breaking the story.

    Old Navy Doc in reply to Doc-Wahala. | January 17, 2022 at 9:32 am

    -“Arguing with an idiot is like playing chess with a pigeon. It’ll just knock over all the pieces, crap on the board, and strut about like it’s won anyway.” – Anonymous

    Typical Washingtonian Theatre of the Absurd until that set-serving bird is cooked or caged.

Sooner or later more facts come to light. The longer those involved in choosing to obscure these facts the greater the damage and the harsher the pushback. These guys have destroyed the credibility of the public health community to the degree that many will never trust any future statements. Perhaps if the public health community were to confess their transgressions and meekly atone then they could be forgiven but until they do so we won’t know the answer.

I thought the beagle monstrosity would get him
If bugs eating off the faces of puppies didn’t
No one seems to care about grandma..

This is another example of a government official lying to the American people and getting away without any negative consequences, Same old story, just another corrupt official.

The most fascinating detail here is that Repubs had the un-redacted e-mails for sometime, no leaks. Does that not explain everything?

All this time during the Covid outbreak, and questions or investigations into its real origins, I’ve been asking this ONE question: why were we partnered with a lab in China in the first place?
Why not Germany, or Australia, or Canada, or wherever else? What on earth were we doing THERE, with THEM? China is probably the most untrustworthy country in the world, and to be engaged in scientific experiments with them that could potentially be used as bio weapons against the world population seems to be the single most I’ll advised venture of all time.
That, to me, is the central question that no one has seemed to ask, as far as I know.

    With respect, others have asked the same question. And the same question with respect to the NBA “partnering” with China, dozens of our professors “working with” China, and hundreds of businesses opening factories and offices in China. Always one of three answers. (1) Money. You get $$$$ directly from the Chicoms or by selling to the Chinese public. (2) Threats. The Chicoms have some source of leverage over you and they force you to do it “or else”. (3) Stupidity. The Chinese fool you into thinking you can get something from them, such as intelligence or technology. Never happens..

Fauci is America’s top immunologist?????????????
Every major medical center is better immunologist than him all he is a bureaucrat that approves funding for projects like the Wuhan bio weapons lab

Bombshell email revelations now show that even leading Western experts admitted that a Wuhan lab leak is the most ‘likely’ cause and origin of the COVID-19 virus.

Then they studied the genome in more detail and determined that it was very unlikely to have been the result of engineering, and there was no evidence that it was the result of serial passage. See Andersen et al., The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2, Nature Medicine 2020.

Anyone listen to Joe Rogan interview Dr McCullogh? Its jampacked with facts:

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2JE2fWXnFtcYeVgWA78gVh?si=PuMBhP2yRZmwpRezieRx3g

And chilling, re implications