Congressional investigators have accused Anthony Fauci of prompting the drafting of the “Proximal Origins” paper to disprove the SARS-CoV-2 lab leak theory.
“New evidence suggests Dr. Fauci prompted the drafting of ‘Proximal Origins’ to disprove the lab leak theory, the authors of this paper skewed available evidence to achieve that goal, and Dr. Jeremy Farrar went uncredited despite significant involvement,” the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic tweeted with a memo.
Read our memo here: https://t.co/6SakxKUYkO
— Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic (@COVIDSelect) March 5, 2023
The memo states:
On February 1, 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Francis Collins, and at least eleven other scientists convened a conference call to discuss COVID-19. It was on this conference call that Drs. Fauci and Collins were first warned that COVID-19 may have leaked from a lab in Wuhan, China and, further, may have been intentionally genetically manipulated.
Only three days later, on February 4, 2020, four participants of the conference call authored a paper entitled “The Proximal Origin of SARS-CoV-2” (Proximal Origin) and sent a draft to Drs. Fauci and Collins. Prior to final publication in Nature Medicine, the paper was sent to Dr. Fauci for editing and approval.
On April 16, 2020, slightly more than two months after the original conference call, Dr. Collins emailed Dr. Fauci expressing dismay that Proximal Origin—which they saw prior to publication and were given the opportunity to edit—did not squash the lab leak hypothesis and asks if the NIH can do more to “put down” the lab leak hypothesis. The next day—after Dr. Collins explicitly asked for more public pressure—Dr. Fauci cited Proximal Origin from the
White House podium when asked if COVID-19 leaked from a lab.
Read the full memo in these screenshots:
Fauci also reportedly provided Dr. Kristian Anderson millions in NIH funding:
Did Fauci Pay Millions to Scientist to Change COVID Origin Opinion?
Zero Hedge provided this recap:
So, for those following the bouncing ball…
The US was doing risky gain-of-function research on US soil until 2014, when the Obama administration banned it. Four months before the ban, Dr. Fauci offshored it to Wuhan, China through New York nonprofit, EcoHealth Alliance.
After Sars-CoV-2 broke out down the street from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Fauci engaged in a massive campaign to deny the possibility of a lab-leak from the lab he funded, and instead pin the blame on a yet-to-be discovered zoonotic intermediary species.
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