April 1, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — COVID-19 most likely escaped from a laboratory in Wuhan, China, former Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) director Dr. Robert Redfield said recently on CNN, mainstreaming a contention the left-wing media previously derided as conspiratorial.
“I am of the point of view that I still think the most likely etiology of this pathogen in Wuhan was from a laboratory, you know, escaped,” Redfield said in an interview with CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta that was filmed (but not released) in January, CBS News reports. “Now, other people don’t believe that, that’s fine. Science will eventually figure it out. It’s not unusual for respiratory pathogens that are being worked on in the laboratory to infect the laboratory worker.”
“I do not believe this somehow came from a bat to a human,” he continued. “And at that moment in time, the virus came to the human, became one of the most infectious viruses that we know in humanity for human to human transmission. Normally, when a pathogen goes from a zoonotic to human, it takes a while for it to figure out how to become more and more efficient.”
In the earliest days of what became the COVID-19 pandemic, leading news outlets such as CNN, the New York Times, and the Washington Post attacked Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) for peddling a “fringe,” “dangerous,” and “debunked conspiracy theory” when he said “we need to at least ask the question” of whether the coronavirus originated in a Wuhan lab. So-called “fact-checkers” favored by the mainstream media have also attacked suggestions that it came from a lab.
Redfield also clarified that he does not believe the virus’s escape was intentional or that it was engineered by humans, and that he thinks it started spreading much earlier than commonly believed, possibly as early as September or October 2019.
After COVID-19’s outbreak was confirmed to have reached the United States last year, many anecdotes about unusually harsh flu experiences over the 2019 holiday season prompted speculation as to whether the virus was already present, but was largely dismissed by the mainstream media (possibly because it implied it was too late for lockdowns to contain the virus). Last May, the CDC published a study admitting “SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been present in the U.S. in December 2019, earlier than previously recognized.”
Controversial White House COVID-19 advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci took issue with Redfield’s comments, noting “there are other alternatives — others that most people hold by.”
Powerful nations of the world, including China, the UK, and Canada are discussing plans to require so-called 'vaccine passports' as a condition for travel, and possibly to restrict entry to shopping and entertainment venues.
Israel has already put in place a system to discriminate against those who choose not to take the COVID vaccine, and, in the United States, Joe Biden has signed a new executive order which could pave the way for the implementation of a 'vaccine passport' system. [See more below.]
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'Biden executive order directs government to evaluate ‘feasibility’ of vaccine passports' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/biden-executive-order-directs-government-to-evaluate-feasibility-of-vaccine-passports
'China lobbies WHO to develop COVID vaccine passports for all nations' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/china-lobbies-who-to-develop-covid-vaccine-passports-for-all-nations
'UK advances plans for vaccine passports to travel, enter stores' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/uk-advances-plans-for-vaccine-passports-to-travel-enter-stores
'Canada’s health minister: Gov’t ‘working on the idea of vaccine passports’' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/canadas-health-minister-govt-working-on-the-idea-of-vaccine-passports
'European Commission president plans to introduce vaccine passports' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/european-commission-president-plans-to-introduce-vaccine-passports
'Israel’s ‘Green Passport’ vaccination program has created a ‘medical Apartheid,’ distraught citizens say' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/israels-green-passport-vaccination-program-has-created-a-medical-apartheid-distraught-citizens-say
'LA schools to track every kid using Microsoft’s ‘Daily Pass’ COVID app' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/la-schools-to-track-every-kid-using-microsofts-daily-pass-covid-app
During Redfield’s tenure at the CDC, he echoed the establishment’s conventional wisdom on masking, but also noted that the social isolation of school closures resulted in a greater number of deaths than COVID-19 did, and acknowledged that federal healthcare reimbursements gave hospitals an incentive to exaggerate their COVID-19 numbers.