Top scientists condemn Fauci and Daszak for covering up COVID-19 origin
(NaturalHealth365) When the pandemic began, people were labeled outright conspiracy theorists for questioning the origin of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. We were told that the virus that causes COVID-19 originated in a wet market in Wuhan, China, and jumped from animals to humans. Full stop.
But in a massive shift, mainstream media and officials now admit there is credibility to the lab leak theory, which posits that a “genetically tinkered-with” virus was released (accidentally or otherwise) from the high-tech laboratory, conveniently located in the epicenter of the pandemic outbreak. What’s more, newly released correspondences suggest Dr. Anthony Fauci had a hand in minimizing the lab leak theory.
Non-profit figurehead involved in coronavirus research at Wuhan lab condemned lab leak theory early in pandemic, despite lack of evidence to rule out controversial origin story
In a highly publicized March 2020 statement to The Lancet, a group of scientists wrote that they “strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin.” Imagine condemning a theory about the origins of a pandemic virus, despite the fact that there is no evidence to rule out a lab leak hypothesis – something that even mainstream media admits today. Next, imagine that one of the lead proponents of this widespread condemnation is the head of an organization directly involved in research at the infamous laboratory at Wuhan Virology Institute.
Dr. Peter Daszak is President of EcoHealth Alliance of New York. EcoHealth Alliance funded research at the heavily scrutinized Wuhan lab. The research allegedly involved manipulating coronaviruses, including modifying spike proteins on SARS viruses to make them more infectious.
Given this context, it’s not surprising to hear that Dr. Daszak condemned the lab leak theory so strongly. But what is surprising is the growing evidence that U.S. government officials might have colluded with Wuhan lab backers to cover up the SARS-CoV-2 origin.
In heavily redacted email, EcoHealth Alliance head thanks Fauci for downplaying lab leak origin
It’s been revealed that Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance received funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for its research. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is led by Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has denied under oath any knowledge of gain-of-function research funded by his agency at the Wuhan lab.
In an April 2020 email between Daszak and Fauci – one email of hundreds made available by the Freedom of Information Act obtained by the Washington Examiner – Daszak says: “just wanted to say a personal thank you on behalf of our staff and collaborators, for publicly standing up and stating that the scientific evidence supports a natural origin for COVID-19 from a bat-to-human spillover. Your comments are brave,” Daszak continues, “and coming from your trusted voice, will help dispel the myths being spun around the virus origin.” A large portion of this email has been redacted.
Critics question this exchange and much of the rhetoric going against the lab leak theory that Dr. Fauci spewed earlier in the pandemic. As a scientist himself, wouldn’t Dr. Fauci realize there was insufficient evidence at the time – and now – to rule out a lab origin?
How transparent are our government officials truly being about the nature of this pandemic? Is due diligence really being done?
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