Jack Posobiec of Human Events tweeted Wednesday morning, “White House staff are actively discussing an exit strategy for Dr. Anthony Fauci following the release of his emails yesterday, per WH official.”
Fauci’s emails include many damning details, but amongst them involves what may be evidence of an apparent cover-up. In correspondence with scientist Kristian Andersen and Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, a U.K. health research charitable foundation, Fauci sent “text of an article outlining hypotheses surrounding the possible origins of COVID, which was published in the online version of the journal Science.” Newsweek reports:
The article headlined “Mining coronavirus genomes for clues to the outbreaks’ origins,” describes how genetic sequencing of the virus shows it is closely related to a virus found in bats, how it may have jumped from an animal to humans, the role potentially played by the Wuhan market that many early cases were linked to, and the controversial hypothesis that COVID-19 may have come from a Chinese lab.
In the email, Fauci writes: “This just came out today. You may have seen it. If not, it is of interest to the current discussion.”
Andersen replies that he and colleague Edward Holmes, a University of Sydney evolutionary biologist, are quoted in what he describes as a “great article.” Andersen adds that his team’s analysis of the virus’ phylogenetic tree—akin to a family tree—suggests that it did indeed originate in bats.
He goes on to say “the unusual features of the virus make up a really small part of the genome (<0.1%) so one has to look really closely at all the sequences to see that some of the features (potentially) look engineered.
“We have a good team lined up to look very critically at this, so we should know much more by the end of the weekend.”
He adds that after discussions with colleagues, they “all find the genome inconsistent with expectations from evolutionary theory. But we have to look at this much more closely and there are still further analyses to be done, so those opinions could still change.”
This email was followed by the March 17 publication in Nature Medicine.
Following the publication of the Fauci emails, Roger Pielke Jr., a professor of environmental studies at University of Colorado Boulder, asked Andersen on Twitter to explain what “all find the genome inconsistent with expectations from evolutionary theory” means in layman’s terms.
Andersen replied: “it specifically means we thought—on preliminary look—that the virus could have been engineered and/or manipulated. Turns out the data suggest otherwise—which is the conclusion of our paper.”
In a separate tweet Andersen wrote: “As I have said many times, we seriously considered a lab leak a possibility. However, significant new data, extensive analyses and many discussions led to the conclusions in our paper.
ABC News Reporter Offered Fauci Exclusively Positive Coverage Over COVID-19
Hundreds of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s emails have been released this week giving a glimpse into his handling of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The emails were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and published by Buzzfeed and the Washington Post.
Emails have revealed a “symbiotic relationship between the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases head and some members of the press.” While it is natural for the press to grovel to the expert at hand, “in an effort to gain access as it became increasingly clear that the disease would be a major story over the long term” there seems to be a clear line that was crossed.
Relationships are a natural part of the media’s job in order to cultivate first-hand sources in order to best serve factual and accurate information to its readers and viewers. “However, some journalists may have crossed the line into advocacy by offering assurances to Fauci.” National Review reports:
Kyra Phillips of ABC News, for example, all but promised Fauci exclusively positive coverage. After assuring him that she had “respected” him “professionally and medically” for the better part of two decades, Phillips emphasized that she understood Fauci was in “a unique situation.”
“I want you to know that I respect that and would never put you in a situation with my correspondence that would jeopardize you in anyway [sic],” Phillips went on. So, not only did Phillips flatter Fauci and acknowledge the difficult circumstances he found himself in, she insisted that she would not endanger him in any way — politically or otherwise — regardless of what was to transpire or whatever information about Fauci she might come into.
Fauci began the pandemic as a popular figure trusted across the political spectrum, with the press’s instinctive deference to him no doubt contributing to the public’s initial acceptance of Fauci as the authority on pandemic-related issues. His ceaseless media presence, persistently pessimistic tone, and affinity for “noble lies” have, however, led to his becoming a more partisan figure who commands the trust of Democrats but not Republicans or even most independents.
Phillips has not yet responded to a request for comment.
Emails Show Fauci Thanked for Dismissing Lab-Leak Theory
Emails to and from Dr. Anthony Fauci have been obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and they are quite telling. Amongst them is correspondence with Dr. Peter Daszak the president of the EcoHealth Alliance which conducted “gain-of-function” research about bat coronaviruses in China at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). In the emails, Daszak thanks Fauci for publicly dismissing the lab-leak theory.
RedState reports “while Fauci has been attempting to distance himself from having any knowledge of EcoHealth Alliance projects, including those of Dr. Peter Daszak…newly released emails detail the praise Daszak heaped upon Fauci for his dismissing of the lab-leak theory.”
Just six weeks after COVID-19’s original outbreak, Daszak wrote an email to Fauci on April 18th, 2020 stating:
“As the Pl of the ROl grant publicly targeted by Fox News reporters at the Presidential press briefing last night, I 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, not a lab release from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
From my perspective, your comments are brave, and coming from your trusted voice, will help dispel the myths being spun around the virus’ origins. Once this pandemic’s over I look forward to thanking you in person and let you know how important your comments are to us all.”
As RedState points out, “the disturbing nature of this email is in the fact that Daszak was one of the lead investigators from the Who into the origins of SARS-CoV-2 and again, his having funded undisputed gain-of-function research at the WIV.” Daszak has “been seen throughout this investigation, even to the point of spreading misinformation to deflect from EcoHealth Alliance’s potential liability associated with the lab-release theory.”
Dr. Fauci had a simple, nonchalant and friendly response: “Peter: Many thanks for your kind note. Best Regards, Tony.” The casual, first-name basis demeanor is troubling. “The two clearly are familiar with each other.” RedState reports:
As this story continues to progress, it is clear that more is going on here than was previously disclosed. For Fauci and Daszak to be exchanging emails regarding the origins of SARS-CoV-2, just months after the initial outbreak goes to show the lack of serious credible look taken into the potential of this lab leak. As previously reported, it took Chinese researchers 14 years to determine with certainty, the source of the SARS-CoV virus from 2003. The same determination about SARS-CoV-2 was made by Chinese Officials and then later by the WHO (in which Daszak participated as a lead) in just a few short weeks.
Now that it is no longer heresy to question the source of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, it is starting to look more and more like a cover-up from the beginning.