Former CDC Director: Fauci ‘Intentionally Ignored’ Requests to Consider Wuhan Lab Leak Claims
Meanwhile, Fauci-backed EcoHealth Alliance, which funded bat coronavirus tests in Wuhan, claims it’s just a ‘coincidence’ that pandemic began there.
While I was away on an absolutely delightful vacation in the Caribbean, much news broke on the possibility, often covered here, that the novel coronavirus pandemic stems from a leak at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
I will play a little catch-up as the revelations align with much of the information I have gleaned after a diligent review of little-promoted reports over the past three years.
To begin with, new emails uncovered by House Republicans investigating the pandemic reveal Dr. Anthony Fauci, the now-retired coronavirus advisor to the White House, commissioned and had final approval on a scientific paper written in February 2020 designed to disprove the theory that the virus leaked from a Wuhan lab.
That paper, titled “The Proximal Origin of SARS-CoV-2,” was sent to Fauci for editing in draft form and again for final approval before it was published in Nature Medicine on Feb. 17, 2020.
It was written four days after Fauci, and his NIH boss Dr. Francis Collins, held a call with the four authors to discuss reports that COVID-19 may have leaked from the Wuhan lab and “may have been intentionally genetically manipulated.”
The House Oversight subcommittee published emails Sunday in which the paper’s co-author Dr. Kristian Andersen admits Fauci “prompted” him to write the paper with the goal to “disprove” the lab leak theory.
A few weeks later, Fauci cited that paper as evidence that the lab leak theory was unlikely during a White House press conference with President Donald Trump.
On Wednesday, top scientific advisors confirmed to Congress that mounting evidence covid leaked from the Wuhan lab. The former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) accused Fauci of trying to cover up the claims because they didn’t fit his narrative.
Experts, including a former Biden staffer and Donald Trump’s CDC director, testified to the House subcommittee investigating COVID that taxpayer-funded gain-of-function likely caused the virus that came from the Chinese facility.
Dr. Jamie Metzl, a self-identified Democrat who worked for President Biden when he was in the Senate, said he favored the lab leak theory because ‘the Chinese government has done everything in its power’ to stonewall investigations.
Republican Rep. Jim Jordan also tore into Dr Anthony Fauci for ‘trying to cover his backside’ over the lab leak claims, and Trump’s CDC director Robert Redfield claimed the Biden COVID advisor ignored hs concerns because ‘they wanted a single narrative and I had a different point of view.’
…Redfield called for a moratorium on gain-of-function research until there was a ‘consensus’ on its benefit to society.
Redfield said there was evidence of the virus as early as September 2019 and stated three now-declassified ‘highly irregular’ findings pointing to the lab leak theory – he said researchers deleted sequences, changed command and control of the WIV from civilian to military and allowed a contractor to redo the ventilation in the lab, which Redfield called ‘really telling.’
Rep. James Comer, chair of the Oversight Committee, asked all four witnesses about the Proximal Origins paper from early 2020.
‘Yes or no was there science available to make such an unequivocal statement against the possibility of a lab that early in February?’ the Kentucky Republican asked.
Three witnesses said no, Democratic witness Auwaerter said he didn’t have ‘sufficient’ evidence to say.
.@RepMalliotakis: "Do you think that Dr. Fauci intentionally lied under oath to Senator Paul when he vehemently denied NIH's funding of gain of function research?"
Former CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield: "I think there’s no doubt that NIH was funding gain of function research." pic.twitter.com/5xB6BeVlNx
— CSPAN (@cspan) March 9, 2023
Former CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield testifies that he was excluded and kept out of the loop by Fauci and the rest of the establishment because he had a different opinion about the COVID-19 origins, which he believes came from a lab.
“…they wanted a pic.twitter.com/trcUzviROT… https://t.co/uacWOFoYio
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) March 8, 2023
The gain-of-function issue is an important aspect of this review. EcoHealth Alliance, the nonprofit at the center of covid lab leak questions, claims it’s just a ‘coincidence’ the virus emerged in the city where it funded risky research.
…The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic hearing was addressed by former Clinton administration official Dr Jaime Metzl, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) chief under Donald Trump, Dr Robert Redfield.
Also featured was a former New York Times science editor Nicholas Wade, among other speakers, tied the research to the pandemic’s origins.
‘Mr. Wade’s other “strongest pieces of evidence” for a laboratory origin also fail to stand up to scrutiny,’ EcoHealth said in a statement.
‘He claims that the emergence of COVID-19 in Wuhan, the home of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, is “evidence” for laboratory origin, rather than just a coincidence – but he provides no data to demonstrate that his assumption is correct.’
I covered veteran science writer Nicholas Wade’s recently detailed review of the pandemic, in which he made a persuasive case that a leak from a laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology must be seriously considered as the source of the contagion.
I suspect this is the start of the flood of damning revelations about the real covid misinformation campaign, in which Fauci appears to be a major contributor.
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We, through such organizations as EcoHealth Alliance, fund labs all over the world doing research that is forbidden here. How many such labs do we have?
It really does look like a faction of our parasitic ruler class intentionally developed and released a pathogen. They then used it to further acceptance of massive loss of liberty and effectively crush an international populist uprising.
Ten years ago I would have laughed at that, but now I can’t understand how people don’t see it.
Pathogenic progress. Democratic/dictatorial dualities. Wars without borders funded through direct transfers and prosecuted through proxies. [Catastrophic] [Anthropogenic] Immigration Reform. Misogyny, misandry, transhumanism under the Twilight faith, Pro-Choice ethical religion, liberal ideology.
It was intentionally, not deliberately.
(Ref. J.L.Austin “Three Ways of Spilling Ink”)
DO YOU SINK GRAMMAR IS A GAME?!?!?
Love me some grammar Nazis!
There are reports about his net worth doubling during the pandemic,,, and he is currently receiving an enormous pension. Kick in the guts much?
This testimony goes a long way in completing the destruction of the credibility of Fauci as an authority on any issue which Rand Paul began, was continued with vigor at his deposition and in all of the documents which now show Fauci was interested in suppressing any investigation into the lab for which he appoved the grant that led to the development of the virus that led to the pandemic . Fuaci should be arrested and indicted for perjury and obstruction of justice
Fauxch belongs in a prison cell. He is the face, the personification of deception, ulterior motive and evil will.
A noose is cheaper.
“Fauci ‘Deliberately Ignored’ Requests to Consider Wuhan Lab Leak Claims”
It was the straight up LACK of curiosity by “scientists” in the early days of the wu-flu that made me skeptical of the “solutions.” Lack of curiosity about the origins, the severity factors, the quarantined cruise ship passengers. Lack of curiosity about co-morbidities – I remember early on a picture of a family, all of whom died of covid, and the article scare-mongering by saying they had all been healthy and no co-morbidities; All seven or so people were obese.
so, yes, I totally believe Faux-ci deliberately ignored requests to consider ANYTHING.
Last I heard, 70% of US COVID deaths were of individuals with an average of three comorbidities. This is why, in the West at least, COVID first caught attention by tearing through retirement homes and assisted living facilities.
Dr. Redfield isn’t perfect but I think we should all appreciate his integrity in coming forward to demolish Fauxism.
The man is defending his field, and his integrity when it would be much easier to be silent or on the other side and we should all appreciate him for doing that.
Integrity? Coming forward? Are you JOKING??????
Shut the absolute **** up.
This lying coward let this stand for THREE YEARS until he was finally dragged before a Republican House and put under oath and FORCED to tell the truth.
As Clint Smith would say, not being a dick, but do you know that? Do you know that he was not one of the many authorities who was silenced on the matter? Who was purposefully ignored by the media and government?
He’s been out of the CDC since Jan 20th, 2021, and magically hasn’t managed to say a single word about the lab leak in that entire time.
As I said, he has zero integrity, and didn’t ‘come forward’, until FORCED TO by a Republican Congress.
At absolute best, he’s a disgusting coward.
Just because you didn’t hear a single word from him doesn’t mean what you’re implying. I’m sure there are many people with stories who have tried to tell them but we haven’t heard from them.
If he’s a coward, then why isn’t he pleading “I don’t recall that” and “I have no remembrance of such conversations”?
Excluding the director of the CDC for wanting to investigate an alternative viewpoint is a huge tell. First of all, questioning the preferred narrative is how you do science.
Dr. Fascist had to ignore any possibilities that would point to his own guilt in funding the research that probably led to the pandemic.
It looked to me like Redfield was relieved to finally be able to say what he said.
And what exactly, pray tell, was preventing him from saying it at any time over the last 3 years.
He could have said it at any point he wanted BEFORE he was finally dragged before a Republican committee and put under oath.
I found out something interesting in Dr Redfield’s testimony. We have known for sometime about the unique furin cleavage site in the virus, that is missing in the viruses closest to it genetically, and that it uniquely binds tightly to human ACE2 receptors. That alone made zoonotic creation improbable. But the his bombshell was that SARS-1 and MERS both very similar, so SARS-2, did not do well in human hosts, while the latter thrived there. But he also pointed out that SARS-2 does not thrive in the bats it supposedly came from. He then went onto say that while he didn’t see how it could have been created zoonoticly, he thought that laboratory creation would have been easy. That was probably when he, and the rest of the CDC, was cut out of the loop by Fauci in determining the government’s stance on the origins of the virus. Let me repeat that – the CDC, the agency tasked with addressing pandemics, was intentionally cut out of the information and decision loop concerning the origin of the virus by Fauci and his collaborators.
And this piece of crap just sat back and allowed it to happen without a single word of protest when they were censoring anybody say what he KNEW was likely the truth.
He’s 100% complicit.
Check this out. To me, this was the final nail in the coffin:
SARS-CoV-2′s claimed natural origin is undermined by issues with genome sequences of its relative strains
Fauxci, as one commenter said, needs to be indicted and prosecuted. I think several charges can be levied against this turd of a man: perjury (lying under oath in the Senate); bribery (providing grants to ‘scientists’ to say the virus had a natural origin after finding out they were going to say it was made in a lab); ignoring a Presidential directive not to fund gain of function research); conspiracy with the Ecoalliance to squelch any mention of a lab leak; and finally, crimes against humanity.
Of course, the turd who is AG will not touch Fauxci under the guise of prosecutorial discretion. How incredibly corrupt can this Administration be?
Crimes against humanity? Ala Nuremberg trials – a multi-country tribunal?
Without the CCP, Russia, Iran and Turkey.
Why not include Russia, Iran, and Turkey? At this point, I’d presume justice would be served by judges from these countries than from the US or any European nation.
I doubt any alleged conservative that RINO scum like McConnell would confirm would touch Fauci either.
Do you honestly think Barr or Sessions would have laid a finger on him?
I think you are right about Sessions, but I’m uncertain Barr despite his egregious performance in the Russian hoax affair.
Funny how this piece of crap didn’t feel the need to reveal this at any point over the last 3 years.
Wasn’t this the same guy who testified in front of Congress that his mask on his face was more of a guarantee than a seen? Ironically he was not incorrect but only because neither one of them work with a damn.
Than a seen should read than a VACCINE.
Sometimes I hate voice input3.
Every public heath official and politician who enabled this fiasco needs to be held accountable. As does every NPC bureaucrat or media member blithely parroting the official version and official policies.
No amnesty for Covid.
Many discussions over the origin of SARS-CoV-2 rely on a faulty unstated major premise. The premise is that only an engineered virus can escape from a lab. While determining that a virus has been engineered assures that its source was a laboratory (making the lab the source of the virus and the pandemic), determining that a virus is “natural” or “wild” does not rule out a laboratory escape. If a wild or natural virus is being studied in a lab, it can most certainly escape from there. In that case, although the source of the virus is nature, the origin of the pandemic is the lab. It is not necessary for the virus to have been engineered in order for a lab to be the source of the pandemic. Those arguing that SARS-CoV-2 is “natural” would like you to believe this discounts the “lab leak” theory. It does not. The logic is faulty.
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