Anthony Fauci: Did the top US virologist obscure the origin of the corona? – Politics abroad

New fuss about Anthony Fauci (81), the top virologist of US President Joe Biden (79), and the origin of the corona virus.

Several Republicans in the US House of Representatives have made serious allegations against Fauci.

In a letter to the US Secretary of Health published on Wednesday, they claim that the virologist and the “National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases” he heads have had close financial ties to the “Wuhan Institute of Virology” for years – and have dangerous research with them carried out on corona viruses.


Anthony Fauci (left) and Joe Biden (right) at a press conference on the omicron variant in early JanuaryPhoto: Andrew Harnik/AP

And that’s not all: Republicans also claim that Fauci already knew of a possible laboratory origin of the corona virus in January 2020 and actively concealed it. Shortly thereafter, Fauci is said to have ensured that such an origin entered the scientific debate as a “conspiracy theory”.

As evidence, Republicans released previously undisclosed emails to Fauci from February 2020, sent after an “urgency conference” on the possible lab origin, which included opinions from the scientists present.

︎ One of the emails was sent to Anthony Fauci on February 1 by epidemiologist Jeremy Farrar. Farrar explains that virologist Mike Farzan finds it difficult to explain the nature of the “furin cleft outside of a laboratory event”.

The furin cleft is part of the virus that makes it easier for it to enter human cells. The email to Fauci said it was “very unlikely” that the fissure was natural.

In contrast, “a likely explanation could be something as simple as transmission of live SARS-CoV-2 viruses in tissue culture to human cell lines over a longer period of time”. This could have “accidentally created a virus” that is “suitable for rapid transmission between people”.

︎ Another researcher, Robert Garry, said during the conference call that he “really couldn’t imagine a plausible natural scenario in which you would come from the bat virus to the novel corona virus that is now being observed.” Garry emphasizes: “I can just can’t imagine how that happens in nature.”

▶︎ Other scientists, on the other hand, pushed for a cover-up tactic shortly after the conference call, which concerns a possible laboratory origin of the corona virus.

Ron Fouchier wrote to Fauci that “further debate on such allegations would unnecessarily distract top researchers from their active duties and unnecessarily harm science in general and science in China in particular”.

Fauci reportedly took that advice to heart — according to Republicans, to keep his own connection to research in Wuhan private.

Just two weeks after the urgently formulated doubts about the natural origin of the virus claimed by China, the virologist Christian Drosten and other participants in the emergency telephone call wrote in the magazine „The Lancet“: “We stand together to condemn in the strongest possible terms conspiracy theories that suggest COVID-19 has no natural origin.”


Virologist Christian Drosten has known about high-profile doubts about the “natural” theory of origin of the new type of corona virus since February 2020. Nevertheless, he defended her vehementlyFoto: Getty Images

Another author of the article is Peter Daszak –President of all companies that have been working with the Wuhan Institute of Virology for years…

He personally revised and approved another publication in March 2020 on the origin of the virus. It says: “Our analyzes clearly show that SARS-CoV-2 is not a laboratory construct or a deliberately manipulated virus.”

Was Fauci conducting highly dangerous research in Wuhan?

The dubious “Project Veritas”, which is close to Donald Trump, also published a letter on Tuesday with the potential to explode the current version.

In it, an alleged ex-employee of the US military research organization DARPA warns his superiors that since 2018 Fauci’s agency had been running a research project on the transfer of viruses from genetically manipulated “bat-like mice” to “human-like mice” that the US military had classified as too dangerous and unethical “ financed and carried out secretly in Wuhan.


Donald Trump (left) has also advised Anthony Fauci (right) since the beginning of the pandemic

Donald Trump (left) was also advised by Anthony Fauci (right) on the corona pandemicPhoto: MANDEL NGAN/AFP

Accordingly, Fauci’s institute pushed ahead with the coronavirus project of the organization “EcoHealth Alliance” in the Wuhan Institute of Virology after the US military classified it as prohibited “Gain of Function” research and therefore rejected it.

BILD research shows that the alleged author of the letter actually worked at DARPA until August 2021. However, it is not clear whether his letter is genuine and to what extent it was an individual assessment of an individual or the secured analysis of a department.

BILD asked the military DARPA, Fauci’s Institute and the private organization “EcoHealth Alliance” about the serious allegations. All three organizations ignored the BILD requests.

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