Dr. Anthony Fauci persuaded renowned scientists to fabricate a paper on the origins of COVID-19 to cover up the lab leak narrative, congressional investigators have alleged.
Details have emerged to suggest that Fauci sought to cover up evidence that he offshored illegal gain-of-function research to China.
The dangerous research sought to make bat coronaviruses more transmissible to humans.
In wake of the first Covid outbreak in China in 2019, several top scientists raised the alarm that the virus appeared to have been engineered in a lab.
However, they quickly changed their tune after Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) awarded the scientists with millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded grants, as Slay News reported.
On February 1, 2020, shortly after the virus had spread internationally, Fauci and his boss, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, held a conference call with at least eleven other scientists.
During the call, several of the scientists warned that COVID-19 may have leaked from a lab in Wuhan, China.
They also raised concerns that the virus appeared to have been intentionally genetically manipulated.
Three days after the call, four participants from the call (Scripps Research virologist Kristian Andersen, University of Sydney virologist Edward Holmes, Tulane School of Medicine virologist Robert Garry, University of Edinburgh virologist Andrew Rambaut and Columbia University virologist Ian Lipkin) seemingly discarded their concerns over a lab leak.
Andersen even publicly slammed the lab leak theory as one of the “main crackpot theories going around” and blasted the idea as “demonstrably false.”
The scientists then drafted “The Proximal Origin of SARS-CoV-2” and sent the paper to Fauci and Collins.
Despite not being credited yet, Dr. Jeremy Farrar, the current Chief Scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO), was also heavily involved.
As Slay News first reported last week, two authors of the “Proximal Origin” paper, Andersen and Garry, received millions in NIH grants from Fauci after they changed their tune.
Now, according to the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, Fauci “prompted” the creation of the paper:
New evidence released by the Select Subcommittee today suggests that Dr. Fauci “prompted” the drafting of a publication that would “disprove” the lab leak theory, the authors of this paper skewed available evidence to achieve that goal, and Dr. Jeremy Farrar went uncredited despite significant involvement.
The United States was doing risky gain-of-function research on U.S. soil until 2014 when the Obama administration banned it.
Four months before the ban, Dr. Fauci offshored it to Wuhan, China through New York nonprofit, EcoHealth Alliance.
After Sars-CoV-2 broke out in an area close to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Fauci engaged in a massive campaign to deny the possibility of a lab leak from the lab that he was funding.
Instead, Fauci tried to pin the blame on a yet-to-be-discovered zoonotic intermediary species.