These doctors convened at a teleconference that was organized by Fauci to respond to increasing public inquiry into the origins of SARS-CoV-2. At the time, the three doctors were concerned that SARS-CoV-2 was the result of laboratory leak. However, these concerns were not made public at that crucial time in history. All evidence shows that they were bought off by Fauci and the NIH.
These scientists told Fauci and his senior advisors that they were “60 to 80 percent sure that COVID-19 had come out of a lab.” This fact was not disclosed until a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request was filed a year later. The FOIA request exposed Fauci’s email correspondence with the scientists at that time. Regardless, Fauci dismissed laboratory origins as “conspiracy theory” and Big Tech followed suit, banning any investigation into the matter. Moreover, Fauci discussed a “published takedown” of the lab leak theory with NIH Director Francis Collins, while quashing all scientific inquiry into NIH funding and surveillance of coronavirus gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.
After the Feb 1, 2020 teleconference, the scientists who had legitimate concerns about a laboratory leak went quiet about it and instead pushed out a narrative that SARS-CoV-2 was of “natural origin.” Any mention of a lab leak or prior planning for covid-19 was derided as “conspiracy theory.”
Dr. Garry recently admitted that after the Feb 1, 2020 teleconference, he and the other scientists were instructed not to write a paper at all — it’s unnecessary or “If you do write it, don’t mention a lab origin as that will just add fuel to the conspiracists.”
The concerned scientists went on to publish a paper right after the Fauci teleconference — “The Proximal Origin of SARS-CoV-2” — denouncing the laboratory leak as “improbable.” Now, we’re learning that after the teleconference, these same scientists received $9 million in funding from Fauci and the NIH. In fact, over the course of 2020 and 2021, multiple scientists who were instrumental in pushing the “natural origin” narrative received over $50 million in NIAID funding.
In Congressional hearings over the past three years, Dr. Fauci has played dumb about coronavirus engineering, even though he funded over thirty studies on the subject matter and was personally thanked by Wuhan virologists. If anyone should be forthcoming about coronavirus gain-of-function research, it should be Fauci. Fauci tries to lie about the definition of gain-of-function bioweapons research, even though the NIH developed a loophole to subvert the moratorium on gain-of-function research in the US. Fauci also underwent a multidisciplinary, department-level pre-funding review process to subvert the moratorium on gain-of-function research. HHS documents reveal the framework by which funders gained approval to “create, transfer, or use” potential pandemic pathogens. Today, the Biden regime still believes that gain-of-function research should continue.
John Hopkins’ Dr. Makary, who has stood against Fauci and the government’s corruption, said it best in a recent hearing:
The reason this is even an issue, is that it’s embarrassing we funded the lab. If we had not funded the lab, 100% of Americans would have said, this is obvious, this is a no-brainer.” The epicenter of the world is five miles from one of the only high-level virology labs in China. The doctors initially were arrested and forced to sign non-disclosure gag documents. The lab reports have been destroyed. They have not been turned over. The sequences reported from the lab to the NIH database were deleted by a request from Chinese scientists that called early on and said delete those sequences that we put in the database.” "Two leading virologists ... Dr. Michael Farzan from Scripps and Dr. Robert Garry from Tulane…. told Dr. Fauci on his emergency call in January of 2020 when he was scrambling soon after learning that the NIH was funding the lab. They both said that it was likely from the lab. Both scientists changed their tunes days later in the media. And then both scientists received $9 million in subsequent funding from the NIH."