Good Thursday morning.
Two minutes of hate:
Emails from virus celebrity Anthony Fauci were revealed after the media sent Freedom of Information Act requests to the fedgov. The first thing that jumped out at me was how much time Fauci had to answer his emails. I hate email, I answer with one word but Fauci loved writing emails. He certainly is a bureaucrat. I had hoped Fauci would be busy dealing with the health crisis but he was answering emails as coronavirus corpses were piling up in portable freezers.
The emails show that Fauci was worried about lab leak allegations. Early on in the virus outbreak, Kristian Andersen, a professor at Scripps Research wrote to Fauci, “The unusual features of the virus make up a really small part of the genome (<0.1%) so one has to look really closely at all the sequences to see that some of the features (potentially) look engineered.” But Fauci was contacting colleagues and shortly after, scientists were coming forward to dispel rumors of a lab leak. EpochTimes has a great breakdown. Since the U.S. funded the virus research, it would be a problem for Fauci if the lab leak theory picked up steam, especially under the Trump Administration. It’s a more controllable problem now with friendlies in the government.
Peter Daszak, the president of the EcoHealth Alliance, thanked Fauci for putting the kibosh on the lab leak theory. “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,” Daszak emailed. This is important because taxpayer dollars were laundered through Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance outfit and then sent along to the Wuhan Virus Factory. This is a trick the government bureaucrats play: giving grant money to an organization that will pay for things the government doesn’t want to touch. The cherry on top is that Daszak lead the clownish World Health Organization’s investigations into the virus origin. Not at all suspicious.
Another notable revelation is Fauci’s flip flop on the mask issue. In February of last year, a government employee asked Fauci if she should wear a mask while traveling. Fauci replied, “Masks are really for infected people to prevent them from spreading infection to people who are not infected rather than protecting uninfected people from acquiring infection. The typical mask you buy in the drug store is not really effective in keeping out virus, which is small enough to pass through the material. It might, however, provide some slight benefit in keep[ing] out gross droplets if someone coughs or sneezes on you. I do not recommend that you wear a mask, particularly since you are going to a very low risk location.”
Overall I would say that Fauci does not come out looking good in the emails. Certainly, the unusual bias against the virus leaking from a lab is suspicious. There should be no bias at all where the origin is concerned, only an interest in finding answers. But if you are 80-years-old and still working for the federal government, you have skin the game.
In related news, it looks like Fauci’s upcoming book has been memory-holed.
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And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!