Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and face of COVID-19, is having major problems with his reputation. Emails correspondences revealed that the narratives he was advancing during the early days of the pandemic don’t match what he knew from personal emails.
Fauci’s emails have revealed he knew about well-grounded suspicions that the novel coronavirus may have originated in a lab, according to Breitbart. He first referenced the concern in correspondence with Principal Deputy Director Hugh Auchincloss at the NAID on Feb. 1, 2020.
Saying it was “essential” the two discuss the timing of a research paper relative to a break in “gain of function” experimentation, Fauci reached out to Auchincloss for reassurance. “It is essential that we speak this AM. Keep your cell phone on,” Fauci told Auchincloss and urged him to read a research paper he was attaching. “You will have tasks today that must be done,” he wrote.
“The paper you sent me says the experiments were performed before the gain of function pause but have since been reviewed and approved by NIH,” Auchincloss responded to the email. “Not sure what that means since Emily is sure that no Coronavirus work has gone through the P3 framework. She will try to determine if we have any distant ties to this work abroad.”
Fauci emailed in Feb 2020 about gain of function experiments “abroad” pic.twitter.com/iayqJN7AYw
— Wendell Husebø (@WendellHusebo) June 2, 2021
Then in April, an official responsible for funneling U.S. dollars to the Wuhan, China lab thanked Fauci for quashing rumors that the virus could have originated there. Peter Daszak, president of the EcoHealth Alliance, would go on to investigate the possibility of a leak on behalf of the World Health Organization.
“I just wanted to say a personal thank you on behalf of our staff and collaborators, for publicly standing up and stating that the scientific evidence supports a natural origin for COVID-19 from a bat-to-human spillover, not a lab release from the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” Daszak said in the spring of 2020. He would go onto tell CBS host Lesley Stahl that there was “no evidence” it came from a lab.
Still, supporting evidence of a lab-created pathogen kept pouring in through Fauci’s emails. Kevin J. Olival, another researcher at EcoHealth Alliance, received word that one of the company’s grants was being pulled because of concerns over safety at the Wuhan lab.
“There are now allegations that the current crisis was precipitated by the release from WIV of the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19,” the letter from the grantor informed. “Given these concerns, we are pursuing suspension of WIV from participation in Federal programs.”
It’s clear now that Fauci was aware these concerns were more than the rantings of former President Donald Trump. The matter is currently under investigation by U.S. intelligence agencies, but it’s difficult to trust the government when Fauci seemingly did so much to hide what he knew.