Emails obtained through a Freedom of Information request show that Dr. Anthony Fauci was warned by leading scientists in early 2020 that the Coronavirus was ‘possibly’ engineered in a lab.
In an email sent to Dr. Fauci on Jan. 31, 2020 – more than two months before the World Health Organization characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic – US virus researcher Kristian Andersen wrote: “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.”
Andersen, who runs a viral genomics lab at Scripps Research in La Jolla, California, also noted that he and others “all find the genome inconsistent with expectations from evolutionary theory.”
The message was included in a batch of more than 3,200 of Fauci’s emails from January to June 2020 obtained and published by Buzzfeed on Tuesday.
The emails show Fauci received “a flurry of correspondence about the theory that coronavirus leaked from a lab in Wuhan,” Buzzfeed reported, including one email sent to Fauci on April 16, 2020, by Francis Collins.
Throughout the pandemic and early 2021, Fauci repeatedly eschewed the “conspiracy theory” that the Coronavirus originated in a lab. Media outlets and social media users were harshly criticized and censored by Big Tech for suggesting otherwise.
On April 15, 2020, Fox News anchor Brett Baier said in an appearance on Sean Hannity that “multiple sources” believed COVID-19 was created in a Wuhan lab before accidentally escaping.
“This is from multiple sources who have been briefed at the beginning part of the origins of China and the beginning of the virus. They’ve also seen documents, open-source and classified” Baier said.
Baier: “We’ve asked to see those documents directly, but they are saying that it is increasingly likely, that there is increasing confidence that the virus – COVID-19 – started in a Wuhan lab.
“They’re saying it occurred naturally because China was trying to show that they could be as good or better than the US in handling viruses, discovering viruses and that this was a botched effort to contain this and it got out to the population.
“They are 100 percent confident that China altered the data, the statistics, they did a lot of things to contain the information. Meanwhile, they cut down, as you mentioned, travel from Wuhan internally, but left the international flights going, and that obviously is how you have a spread like this.”
Hammer and Nigel have more bombshells from the release of Fauci’s emails in the clip below.