Top Scientist Changed Story on Wuhan Lab Leak after Receiving Millions in Grants from Fauci

A top British scientist declared in 2020 that Covid most likely leaked from a lab in China but mysteriously changed his story in a complete U-turn just a few days later.

Danish-born and British-educated scientist Kristian Andersen raised the alarm in January 2020, shortly after the virus had spread globally.

Andersen stated that the coronavirus looked “engineered” and determined that he believed it must have leaked from a laboratory.

On January 31, 2020, Andersen emailed the then-director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Dr. Anthony Fauci, to warn about the origins of the virus.

“Some of the features look engineered,” Andersen warned Fauci in the email.

The “genome looks inconsistent with evolutionary theory,” the scientist added.

After the email, Andersen then spoke with Fauci on the phone regarding his findings about the virus.

Just days later, Andersen was singing an entirely different song.

On February 4, 2020, Andersen wrote that the lab leak theory was “demonstrably false” and slammed the idea as nothing more than a conspiracy theory.

“The main crackpot theories going around at the moment related to this virus being somehow engineered… and that is demonstrably false,” Andersen wrote.

So what changed in such a small window of time?

Fauci somehow managed to pursue Andersen to perform a complete U-turn on his beliefs.

In an article published in June 2021, The New York Times reported on Andersen’s early email to Fauci.

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Per the Times report:

Over the past year, Dr. Andersen has been one of the most outspoken proponents of the theory that the coronavirus originated from a natural spillover from an animal to humans outside of a lab.

But in the email to Dr. Fauci in January 2020, Dr. Andersen hadn’t yet come to that conclusion.

He told Dr. Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, that some features of the virus made him wonder whether it had been engineered, and noted that he and his colleagues were planning to investigate further by analyzing the virus’s genome.

The researchers published those results in a paper in the scientific journal Nature Medicine on March 17, 2020, concluding that a laboratory origin was very unlikely.

Dr. Andersen has reiterated this point of view in interviews and on Twitter over the past year, putting him at the center of the continuing controversy over whether the virus could have leaked from a Chinese lab.

When his early email to Dr. Fauci was released, the media storm around Dr. Andersen intensified, and he deactivated his Twitter account.

He answered written questions from The New York Times about the email and the fracas.

The exchange has been lightly edited for length.

But what caused Andersen to switch his story just a few days after his call with Fauci?

The Times report conveniently omitted that after his call with Fauci on February 1, 2020, Andersen was given a $1.88 million grant and $16.5 million in funding from Fauci’s American taxpayer-funded NIAID.

Last year, Dr. Andrew Huff testified to this fact.

He released this information in a legal report he signed created by the Renz Law Group.

Dr. Andrew Huff reported that Dr. Anderson’s funding at the Scripps Research Institute increased from $393,079 per month, to $800,139 per month after he backed down on the COVID lab-leak theory.
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This information was tweeted out on Wednesday by Mises Caucus.

These details have emerged as federal government agencies have now begun to admit that the most likely origin of Covid is a lab leak from the Wuhan Insitute of Virology.

“Coincidentally,” federal agencies are now finally admitting this after Fauci retired from his government roles in December.

READ MORE: Fauci’s Net Worth Increased 65% during Pandemic, Probe Finds

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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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