(Natural News) Dr. Peter Daszak, president of the EcoHealth Alliance and leader of the World Health Organization‘s (WHO) Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) origin investigative team thanked Dr. Anthony Fauci for publicly dismissing the theory that the virus that caused the global pandemic may have come from a lab.
On April 18, 2020, Daszak sent an email to Fauci to thank the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for discrediting the credible allegation that the coronavirus was engineered by the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) and it accidentally leaked after infecting one of the institute’s employees.
“I just wanted to say a personal thank you on behalf of our staff and collaborators, for publicly standing up and stating that the scientific evidence supports a natural origin for COVID-19 from a bat-to-human spillover, not a lab release from the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” wrote Daszak in the email. “From my perspective, your comments are brave, and coming from your trusted voice, will help dispel the myths being spun around the virus’s origins.”
Less than 12 months after Daszak sent this email to Fauci, he would be in Wuhan personally leading a WHO team supposedly charged with investigating the origin of the coronavirus. (Related: Rick Scott criticizes WHO “investigative team” for visiting Chinese propaganda exhibition in Wuhan.)
Fauci responded to the email the next day, writing: “Many thanks for your kind note.”
Daszak was responding to Fauci’s comments on April 17, 2021, when a reporter asked the latter whether or not the coronavirus could have come from one of the WIV’s labs.