Note: This is an excerpt from a post published by NaturalNews.com.
(Natural News) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Dr. Anthony Fauci secretly told world leaders in the spring of 2020 that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) may have escaped from a lab in China. This is despite his public insistence that the virus came from a bat.
The revelation was made by Scott Gottlieb, the former head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under Donald Trump. Gottlieb said that Fauci last year at least considered that COVID-19 could have come from a lab – before making an about-face and settling on the idea that it occurred naturally.
“I think early on, when they looked at the strain, they had suspicions,” Gottlieb said of U.S. scientists on CBS‘s “Face the Nation” on Sunday, July 6. “And it takes time to do that analysis, and that dispelled some of those suspicions.”
COVID-19 origins need to be examined from a national security lens
Gottlieb said it was a mistake to simply look at the coronavirus from a scientific perspective. It needed to be examined from a national security perspective as well.
“A scientific mindset looks at the virus and the virus’s behavior and draws a conclusion,” he said, clarifying that “A national security assessment looks at that and then looks at the behavior of the Chinese government, the behavior of the lab, other evidence around the lab – including the infections we now know took place – and that changes the overall assessment.”
China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) was known for conducting tests on bat coronaviruses. Experts who support the lab-leak theory point to the fact that Wuhan was ground zero for the pandemic is too great a coincidence to ignore.
Author: Franz Walker
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