What a difference a year makes…
This time last year, Democrats and their allies in the scientific community were telling us that it was impossible for COVID-19 to be manmade.
The “Wuhan lab leak” was widely considered to be debunked.
The narrative was that this was a natural pandemic.
Well, now the narrative has changed yet again!
Instead of a lab leak being “impossible,” it is now one of the “possible” origins of the pandemic.
Those aren’t our words.
Those are the words of the CDC director while being grilled on Capitol Hill.
Watch the exchange with Senator Kennedy who asks, “What in your opinion was the origin of the virus?”
Where does the CDC think the #coronavirus came from?
CDC director: “Certainly, a lab-based origin is one possibility.”
I’d like to know more, wouldn’t you? pic.twitter.com/kiTN6xkz12
— John Kennedy (@SenJohnKennedy) May 19, 2021
CDC director admits Coronavirus "lab based origin" is a possibility, they must investigate thoroughly. pic.twitter.com/vMuZUqrvV9
— 🤩🤩 Edwin 🌟🌟 (@EdwinVcity) May 20, 2021
That’s a pretty radical change in narrative, don’t you think?
Conservative media outlets were investigating this possibility last year.
However, the liberal media claimed that these were lies created by the right.
In fact, “fact checker” Politifact claimed that Tucker Carlson was wrong on the issue of the Wuhan lab.
But a year later, Politifact decided to remove the fact check.
Because more and more scientists are beginning to agree with Tucker Carlson.
So why were they fact-checking him before the science was truly made known?
It sounds like narrative warfare, if you ask us!
Politifact, like Wikipedia, is a hard-left source that pretends at neutrality. (Actually that definition fits much of the media these days.) https://t.co/YxD73zwNJJ
— Alex Berenson (@AlexBerenson) May 20, 2021
It appears that most news outlets are refusing to cover this story.
The New York Post is one of the few that gave this issue any coverage:
Republican Sen. John Kennedy pressed CDC Director Rochelle Walensky during a Senate hearing Wednesday to follow up on a tense exchange last week between Dr. Anthony Fauci and Sen. Rand Paul on funding for so-called “gain of function” research in the Chinese lab at the center of COVID-19’s origins.
Kennedy questioned Walensky about whether the US provided funding to the Wuhan lab for the controversial research, which focuses on making a virus more potent in the laboratory as a way to produce better vaccines against it.
“Not to my knowledge,” she said, adding that Fauci would be the best person to answer that question.
“Fauci seems confused,” Kennedy responded.
“I’m asking, with all due respect, I’m asking you to give us that information: Where throughout the world, including, but not limited to the United States of America, are we doing research on these viruses to make them contagious in order to study them, that’s what I mean by ‘gain of function,’” Kennedy said.
Walensky said she would have her staff look into it.
“You’re the head of the CDC, I bet you get your phone calls returned,” he retorted.
The Louisiana Republican also pressed Walensky to explain the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines released last week that have caused confusion about when masks are still required in certain situations.
He asked why, for example, he doesn’t have to wear a mask in the Senate because he’s vaccinated for coronavirus but must still wear one if he walks across the Capitol to the House of Representatives.
“Based on CDC recommendations, if I walk over to the House, are you recommending I wear a mask,” he asked Walensky.
“We have really encouraged that the policies of mask wearing be locally driven, and the reason for that is because every community, every county has different rates of disease and different rates of vaccination,” she said.
“What’s different about the House?” he asked.
Kennedy then directed his questioning about the origin of the coronavirus that was first reported in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
“I don’t believe I’ve seen enough data, individual data, for me to be able to comment on that,” Walensky replied.
Kennedy asked her to weigh in on the possibilities.
Walensky said most infectious coronaviruses — like SARS or MERS — are transferred from animal to human, but acknowledged that it could also be developed in a lab.
Instead of “fact checking” Republicans and whistleblowers, perhaps the media and their allies in the Democrat party should actually join the investigation.
Isn’t that the media’s job? To ask questions and to investigate?
Unfortunately, it appears as though they are only interested in propagating the narrative of the Democrat party.
— Newsmax (@newsmax) May 20, 2021
May 2020: science: mask mandates, lockdowns, masking children, animal jump origin of virus, anything said by Fauci, CDC and any Democrat.
May 2021: anti-science: mask mandates, lockdowns, masking children, animal jump origin of virus, anything said by Fauci, CDC and any Democrat
— Rising serpent 🇺🇸 (@rising_serpent) May 19, 2021