Top Investigator ‘Convinced’ Covid Came Out of Lab

One of the world’s leading scientific investigators has revealed that his probe into the origins of COVID-19 has left him “convinced” that the coronavirus came out of a lab.

Professor Jeffrey Sachs is heading The Lancet COVID-19 Commission which is overseeing the preeminent scientific journal’s investigation into the origins of the virus.

In an interview with Current Affairs, Sachs said that he is “pretty convinced [COVID-19] came out of US lab biotechnology.”

However, he says that real investigations into the origins of the virus are being blocked.

He also warned that the ongoing research could lead to another pandemic outbreak.

“One thing that is rather clear to me is that there is so much dangerous research underway right now under the umbrella of biodefense or other things that we don’t know about, that is not being properly controlled,” Sachs warns.

“This is for sure.”

According to Sachs, scientists who dismissed the lab leak theory did so “before they had done any research at all.”

“They’re creating a narrative,” he added.

“And they’re denying the alternative hypothesis without looking closely at it.”

Sachs points to the dangerous “gain of function” research and the genetic markers found in the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19.

He said these markers indicate that the virus was manipulated to be more deadly.

“What’s interesting, and concerning if I may say so, is that the research that was underway very actively and being promoted, was to insert furin cleavage sites into SARS-like viruses to see what would happen. Oops!” Sachs states.

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Sachs says scientists who dismiss the lab leak are purposely “not looking.”

“They just keep telling us, ‘Look at the market, look at the market, look at the market!’

“But they don’t address this alternative.

“They don’t even look at the data.

“They don’t even ask questions.

“And the truth is from the beginning, they haven’t asked the real questions.”

Sachs further slams the efforts to distract from the lab research as “misdirection” and “sleight of hand”.

“There is a huge amount of reason to believe that that research was underway,” Sachs asserts.

“Because there are published papers on this.

“There are interviews on this.

“There are research proposals.

“But NIH isn’t talking. It’s not asking.

“And these scientists have never asked either.”

“From the very first day, they have kept hidden from view the alternative,” he continues.

“And when they discuss the alternative, they don’t discuss the research program.

“They discuss complete straw men about the lab, not the actual kind of research that was underway, which was to stick furin cleavage sites into SARS-like viruses in a way that could have created SARS-Cov-2.”

“What I’m calling for is not the conclusion,” Sachs insists.

“I’m calling for the investigation,” he urges.

“Finally, after two and a half years of this, it’s time to fess up that it might have come out of a lab, and here’s the data that we need to know to find out whether it did.”

Sachs also addresses EcoHealth Alliance and Peter Daszak.

He notes that he originally personally appointed Daszak to chair the task force of the Lancet’s pandemic commission.

“I realized he [Daszak] was not telling me the truth,” Sachs says.

“And it took me some months, but the more I saw it, the more I resented it.

“And so I told him, ‘Look, you have to leave.’”

Sachs adds that once he fired Daszak, other scientists began attacking him.

“I asked them: ‘What are your connections with all of this?’

“They didn’t tell me,” he noted.

“Then when the Freedom of Information Act released some of these documents that NIH had been hiding from the public, I saw that people that were attacking me were also part of this thing.

“So I disbanded that whole task force,” Sachs reveals.

“So my own experience was to witness close up how they’re not talking.

“And they’re trying to keep our eyes on something else,” Sachs warns.

“And away from even asking the questions that we’re talking about.”

Sachs concludes that he “Doesn’t trust” the governments and scientists who are dismissing the lab leak theory.

“I want to know,” he declares.

“Because even what we know of the dangerous research is enough to raise a lot of questions of responsibility for the future.

“And to pose the question: ‘Hey, what other viruses are you guys working on? What should we know?’”

“I want to know what’s being done.

“I want to know what other governments are doing, too, not just ours,” Sachs further urges.

“I want some global control over this stuff.”

The professor finally calls for “a bipartisan congressional oversight investigation that has subpoena power.”

“Give us your lab records, your notebooks, your data files of virus strains, and so forth,” he demands.

As Slay News has previously been reporting, Republican Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has been relentlessly pursuing the truth regarding Covid’s origins and the subsequent cover-up.

Following an initial hearing last week before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee, Paul revealed that there is a committee that is supposed to oversee experimentation with potentially lethal viruses.

However, he added that the committee is above the oversight of Congress.

“We don’t know the names,” the senator revealed.

“We don’t know that they ever meet, and we don’t have any records of their meetings.

“It’s top-secret.

“Congress is not allowed to know.

“So whether the committee actually exists, we’re uncertain.”

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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