If Dr. Anthony Fauci believes he will escape untouched for his contribution to the funding of the coronavirus pandemic, he may be in for a harsh awakening.
Former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Robert Redfield’s explosive testimony indicates that Fauci’s worst nightmare is likely to come true.
Wednesday, the virologist appeared before the select subcommittee of the House Oversight Committee examining the origins of COVID-19.
Redfield said that Fauci, then-director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Dr. Francis Collins, then-director of the National Institutes of Health, excluded him from meetings examining the origins of the coronavirus in order to promote a single story.
This fabricated explanation ruled out the possibility that the virus originated from a lab breach at the Wuhan Institute of Technology in China.
During the hearing, Republican Rep. James Comer of Kentucky asked Redfield, “You have said before that you were locked out of conversations about the lab leak by Dr. Fauci and Dr. Collins. Do you think they kept you out of the conversations because you believe COVID-19 may have come from a lab?”
Redfield responded affirmatively and emphasized that the creation of tales is inherently anti-scientific.
“I had a different point of view, and I was told they made a decision that they would keep this confidential until they came up with a single narrative, which I will argue is antithetical to science,” he said.
“Science never selects a single narrative. … We foster debate, and we are confident that with debate, science will eventually get to the truth. This was an a priori decision that, ‘There’s one point of view that we’re gonna put out there, and anyone who doesn’t agree with it is going to be sidelined.’
“I was ‘only’ the CDC director, and I was sidelined,” Redfield recounted.
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Comer thinks Fauci and Collins tried to stifle any discussion of the lab leak idea in order to conceal their role in supporting the Wuhan Institute’s lethal gain-of-function research.
“Well, I think Dr. Fauci and Dr. Collins got caught with their hand in the cookie jar,” the chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee said. “They got caught supercharging viruses in an unsecure Chinese lab.
“They wanted to push the envelope, and so they got together to cover themselves, cover up their story and wipe their fingerprints of the virus that has killed more than 1 million Americans.”
New York Republican Representative Nicole Malliotakis was equally outraged by the apparent cover-up of the lab leak allegation.
“For two years, myself and the other Republicans on this subcommittee connected the dots,” she said. “We exposed the evidence supporting our strong belief that COVID was developed and leaked from the Wuhan lab.
“And during those same two years, the same Democrats that sit on this committee, they only hindered, they obstructed, they refused to hold hearings and get to the truth. Now, we see mounting evidence supporting that COVID-19 originated from the lab in Wuhan, China, run by the Communist Chinese Party.”
Redfield stated that he had conveyed worries to Fauci in January 2020 that the virus may have originated from the Wuhan Laboratory and pushed him to pursue this theory, only to be excluded from conversations on this subject.
Particularly, he said he was not invited to a conference of eleven experts from five time zones in February 2020 to discuss the origins of the coronavirus.
“I was told later [about the call] … I didn’t know I was excluded,” Redfield testified.
“I didn’t know there was a Feb. 1 conference call until the Freedom of Information [Act request] came out with the emails. And I was quite upset — as the CDC director — that I was excluded from those discussions.”
Considering the last three years, it is evident that the public was continuously misled about the epidemic.
Several Individuals, like the Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul, feel Fauci should be held accountable.
Paul noted in 2021 that there is evidence that the NIAID, under Fauci, awarded substantial monies to the Wuhan Institute, which utilized the funds to do gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses.
Gain-of-function research includes mutating infections into “superviruses” by rendering them more lethal and infectious.
Paul has accused Fauci of lying when he denied that the NIAID financed labs doing gain-of-function research, claiming that there is a paper trail dating back years indicating that the agency did fund this harmful study in Wuhan.
Fauci should be aggressively punished if it becomes out that he has any culpability for a pandemic that killed over one million Americans, led to shutdowns and restrictions that wrecked the U.S. economy, and violated the personal freedoms of Citizens.