Jay Weber Show transcript 1-14-21 6:40am
One of the biggest new revelations related to covid is being all-but ignored this week: the rock-solid proof that we now have that the officials at our top health care agencies colluded to label the ‘lab leak’ theory as a conspiracy theory-even though they immediately knew that it had to have come from that Wuhan lab.
Some of us said-immediately- of course it had to come from the lab.
And some of us-immediately-called Anthony Fauci and others at the NIH and CDC liars when they said it was probably natural and labeled the rest of us crackpots.
Like virtually everything else related to covid-we on the right-are being proven right-again.
Now-published emails prove the top US bureaucrats colluded to cover up the truth because they thought it might harm China’s scientific reputation.
We were assured by leading scientists in China, the US and the UK that this really was a coincidence, even when the nine closest relatives of the new virus turned up in the freezer of the laboratory in question, at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Now we know what those leading scientists really thought. Emails exchanged between them after a conference call on 1 February 2020, and only now forced into the public domain by Republicans in the US Congress, show that they not only thought the virus might have leaked from a lab, but they also went much further in private. They thought the genome sequence of the new virus showed a strong likelihood of having been deliberately manipulated or accidentally mutated in the lab. Yet later they drafted an article for a scientific journal arguing that the suggestion not just of a manipulated virus, but even of an accidental spill, could be confidently dismissed and was a crackpot conspiracy theory.
They talk about the science of the sars-cov-2 genome and how it was genetically altered, and get into the technical side of things, and conclude this was likely lab-created.
And then they went out and lied. As this article indicates-they knew the lab work had to already be going on-at that Wuhan lab-due to a grant proposal that had been submitted for this very sort of research.
Now, however, we have an email from Farrar, sent on Sunday 2 February to Francis Collins, head of the National Institutes of Health, and Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. It recounts the overnight thoughts of two other virologists Farrar had consulted, Robert Garry of Tulane University and Michael Farzan of the Scripps Research Institute,
Why, the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Indeed, it had already done a similar experiment with the spike protein of a MERS-like virus a few years before. It’s not quite a smoking gun, because the proposal was turned down, but it’s an open secret in science that you sometimes put things into grant proposals that you have already started doing, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences was funding most of the work in the Wuhan Institute of Virology anyway.
The emails unveiled this week reveal no good scientific reason at all for why these leading virologists changed their minds and became deniers rather than believers in even the remote possibility of a lab leak, all in just a few days in February 2020. No new data, no new arguments. But they do very clearly reveal a blatant political reason for the volte-face. Speculating about a lab leak, said Ron Fouchier, a Dutch researcher, might ‘do unnecessary harm to science in general and science in China in particular’. Francis Collins was pithier, worrying about ‘doing great potential harm to science and international harmony’. Contradicting Donald Trump, protecting science’s reputation at all costs and keeping in with those who dole out large grants are pretty strong incentives to change one’s mind.
We now know the leaders of the CDC and NIH: Collins, Fauci, lied. They had a strong, strong suspicion that this came out of the Wuhan lab.
Essentially-they knew it-based on all the strong circumstantial evidence that they had.
And they covered it up, apparently in the name of international harmony and ‘science’.
But hey-they had no problem smearing half of America’s journalistic community as crackpots and conspiracy theorists.
In short-from the very first days of the covid crisis- I was right-and Fauci and Collins lied and called me a crackpot.
It was yet another move by ‘deep state’ govt bureaucrats to cover up the truth and smear conservative Americans in the process. And we now have proof it occurred.
And there has been-zero- MSM COVERAGE ON IT.
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