The former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has claimed that Dr. Anthony Fauci “misled Congress” about dangerous gain-of-function research.
Robert Redfield told former Senate Finance Committee investigator Paul Thacker that National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Fauci has been lying under oath about the research.
According to Redfield, Fauci wilfully “misled Congress” on the research because he’s “protected by Biden.”
Fauci “knew” he funded gain-of-function research that makes viruses more dangerous, and “misled Congress” when he denied it,” Redfield said.
“Everyone had to agree to the narrative” pushed by Fauci and then-National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins that SARS-CoV-2 emerged from a “wet market” in Wuhan, he added.
Redfield says the pushed narrative sought to divert attention away from the Fauci-funded Wuhan Institute of Virology just a few miles away.
Those who refused to play along with the story would become a public target of the two officials, Redfield said.
Redfield said he believes The Lancet spring 2020 letter was “orchestrated … under direction of Fauci and Collins, trying to nip any attempt to have an honest investigation of the pandemic’s origin.”
The letter lumped in the lab-leak hypothesis with “conspiracy theories.”
“There was nothing scientific about that letter,” he also said.
“It was just an attempt to intimidate people.
“I was threatened, my life was threatened,” he said.
“I have letters I got from prominent scientists, that previously gave me awards, telling me that the best thing I could do for the world was to shoot myself because of what I said.”
He believes that “Fauci and Collins were behind a lot of” the “conspiracy theory” and “anti-Asian hate” claims about the lab-leak theory
According to Dr. Redflied, Fauci was able to control the narrative because he was protected by the Biden White House.
“Nothing’s going to happen as long as the Biden administration is here,” he lamented.
The news comes after Republican Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) last week appeared on Fox News and slammed Fauci for taking the default position of trying to “cover up” his activities.
Those moves include potentially encouraging social media companies to censor medical information.
“I think that all of America should be appalled that America’s doctor, the leading expert on COVID in public health, doesn’t want to divulge information, doesn’t want to divulge his communications with Big Tech,” Paul urged.
The senator added that Fauci’s “modus operandi” is to “cover up”.
A month before that, Senator Paul spoke after the first-ever Senate hearing on gain-of-function research.
He revealed that there is a committee that is supposed to oversee such experimentation with potentially lethal viruses, but that it is above the oversight of Congress.
“We don’t know the names,” Paul said.
“We don’t know that they ever meet, and we don’t have any records of their meetings,” the Senator reiterated.
“It’s top-secret,” he added.
“Congress is not allowed to know.
“So whether the committee actually exists, we’re uncertain,” Paul continued.
“We do know that they’ve met three times and there are thousands of gain-of-function research proposals.
“They’ve only met three times, they’ve only reviewed three projects.”
Senator Paul added that “When Dr. Fauci said, ‘Oh, we’ve reviewed this and the experts have looked at this, and said it’s not gain-of-function,’ even that wasn’t true.
“There was a committee that was formed after 2017 to look at this dangerous research.
“They didn’t look at this research at all because they never reviewed it.
“So no one reviewed this to say it wasn’t gain-of-function research.
“They didn’t review it, period.”
“So we learned a lot of things, but I think we reconfirmed that Dr. Fauci is not being honest with us,” Paul urged.
“Yes, the NIH funded gain-of-function research,” he added.
“Yes, it was dangerous. And yes, nobody looked over this.
“Nobody reviewed the research.
“Yes, a million people died.
“And there still seems to be a significant lack of curiosity on the part of Democrats.”
Fauci shrugged off the allegation as just another “vast right-wing conspiracy theory.”