Former CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield has warned that dangerous gain-of-function research will trigger the next pandemic and it will be “much more brutal” than anything that came before it.
Redfield issued the warning during Monday’s broadcast of Hill.TV’s “Rising.”
Some experts have predicted that the next pandemic will emerge from animal spillover, such as bird flu jumping to humans.
However, Redfield disagrees and says he believes that the next pandemic will come “from gain-of-function research or intentional bioterrorism.”
And that the next pandemic “will be much more brutal to the world than Covid was.”
“I do believe the next pandemic, and we’re going to have another pandemic and I think it’s going to be the great pandemic, I consider Covid a minor pandemic, the great pandemic’s going to come,” Redfield stated.
“And normally, it would come from spillover…bird flu that learns how to transmit to humans and then go to human-to-human.
“But I think the species barriers are very real.
“But it’s much more probable that it will happen because of gain-of-function research in a laboratory and then escape and then we’re going to have a pandemic…which will be much more brutal to the world than Covid was.”
“I told you that the great pandemic is coming,” he later added.
“I think it’s going to come, not from spillover, it’s going to come from gain-of-function research or intentional bioterrorism.
“It’s going to be a bird flu virus that is manipulated to be able to transmit human-to-human, very similar to what we saw with Covid.”
The warning from Redfield comes as evidence continues to emerge that Covid leaked from a lab in Wuhan, China.
The evidence also suggests that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the chief medical advisor to President Joe Biden, was funding illegal gain-of-function research at the Wuhan lab with U.S. taxpayer money.