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WASHINGTON, D.C., June 2, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Dr. Anthony Fauci knew about potential evidence of lab origins of COVID-19 as early as January 2020, according to a tranche of emails from the Biden administration medical adviser that were published Tuesday.

The emails, obtained by The Washington Post and Buzzfeed News through a Freedom of Information Act request, show that Fauci was informed by experts about “unusual features” of the virus that pointed to possible man-made origin. 

An email sent to Fauci on January 31, 2020 by Kristian Andersen, a professor with Scripps Research, noted that parts of COVID-19 could “(potentially) look engineered.”

“On a phylogenetic tree the virus looks totally normal and the close clustering with bats suggest that bats serve as the reservoir,” Andersen wrote. “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.”

“I should mention that after discussions earlier today, Eddie, Bob, Mike, and myself all find the genome inconsistent with expectations from evolutionary theory,” he added. “But we have to look at this much more closely and there are still further analyses to be done, so those opinions could still change.”

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It seems that Dr. Anthony Fauci's role in the NIH's funding of so-called "gain-of-function" research may be catching up with him.

In the last couple of days, both U.S. Senator Rand Paul and Fox's Tucker Carlson have laid into Fauci for his alleged promotion of this dangerous research which develops bat-based coronaviruses into more potent variants, capable of infecting humans.

Dr. Fauci denied funding this research.

But, Senator Paul noted that a resident virologist at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Dr. Shi Zheng-li and Dr. Ralph Baric, an American virologist funded by Fauci's department in the NIH, "collaborated on gain-of-function research where they enhanced the SARS virus to infect human airway cells and they did it by merging a new spy protein on it. That is gain-of-function. That was joint research between the Wuhan Institute and Dr. Baric. You [Dr. Fauci] can’t deny it."

And, later, Fox News host Tucker Carlson picked up on the discrepancy, noting Fauci’s involvement in the creation and promotion of public health directives on account of COVID-19 while also being allegedly tied to the origin of the virus and its spread throughout the world.

So, the evidence - both in testimony and in the court of public opinion - continues to mount.

Could we ask you to consider SIGNING and SHARING this important petition, which calls for Dr. Fauci to be fired and investigated for any role he played in promoting and funding the dangerous research which may have cost the world dearly in lives and jobs lost.


When concerned scientists warned the US government of the great danger of creating superviruses in the lab, one man publicly defended the risky experiments: that man was the influential head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), none other than "Mr. Science" himself: Dr. Anthony Fauci.

In 2014, the same year the US government called for a moratorium on this insanely dangerous research, Dr. Fauci's NIAID began funding a program to study the transmission of bat coronaviruses to humans.

Not only did his funding go to develop the technology for making bat coronaviruses spread more easily to humans, but much of it went to the lab located in the exact location where the Covid pandemic eventually emerged: Wuhan, China.

Like every person, Dr. Fauci deserves to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

But the evidence is so overwhelming that Fauci gambled with a supervirus and lost (the whole world lost), that, at a minimum, he needs to be fired from his position of public trust and must be investigated for possible violations of US law which mandated a moratorium on this extremely dangerous practice of creating superviruses in the lab.

However Dr. Fauci, far from being held responsible for his dangerous gamble, has been promoted to the point where, currently, he is the highest paid employee in the US Government.

Please SIGN and SHARE this petition if you agree that Dr. Anthony Fauci should instead be immediately fired and investigated for his role in causing the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Just like the Wall Street moguls, whose financial negligence precipitated the financial crisis of 2008, received massive bailout bonuses, Dr. Anthony Fauci recklessly pushed for the research that probably caused the deadly pandemic. And now, he, too, has been rewarded with money and power.

As has been carefully and meticulously documented by Steve Hilton of Fox News, the probable origins of the coronavirus point to Dr. Anthony Fauci.  

Dr. Fauci was one of the greatest proponents of developing superviruses in labs.

Dr. Fauci was responsible for the funding of much of the research through the NIAID.

And, it appears that Dr. Fauci funneled taxpayer funds through an intermediary to allow the research to continue in the unsafe Wuhan Institute of Virology, even after the US government banned the funding of this dangerous research.

Until a thorough investigation into his role of the origins of the current pandemic has taken place, Dr. Fauci should not be in a position of public trust.

Please SIGN and SHARE this petition to demand that Dr. Fauci be fired immediately and investigated fully for his role in the creation of Covid-19 and the ensuing pandemic.

P.S. It should be noted that Dr. Fauci not only has proven to be catastrophic for public health with his advocacy of dangerous research, but he has also been a disastrous public health advisor, advocating measures that have negatively impacted every aspect of our lives, from the economy to our most fundamental liberties.

P.P.S. Dr. Anthony Fauci, recently stated that he is delighted to be pushing Joe Biden's return to US taxpayer funding of abortions abroad. So, evidently, not only does Dr. Fauci have problems with public health, public safety, and economics, but also with basic human rights and embryology.


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“Thanks, Kristian. Talk soon on the call,” Fauci replied. Prior to Andersen’s email, Fauci had forwarded him an article in Science magazine titled “Mining coronavirus genomes for clues to the outbreak’s origins.” 

“This just came out today,” Fauci said, calling it “of interest to the current discussion.”

“It’s a great article, but the problem is that our phylogenetic analyses aren’t able to answer whether the sequences are unusual at individual residues, except if they are completely off,” Andersen responded. 

Two months later, a paper by Andersen and colleagues in Nature Medicine stated that “SARS-CoV-2 is not a purposefully manipulated virus” and “we do not believe that any type of laboratory-based scenario is plausible.” The authors acknowledged, however, that “it is currently impossible” to disprove other theories. 

Fauci, chief medical adviser to the Biden administration and previously President Trump’s top COVID-19 adviser, had downplayed the possibility that the virus may have been engineered for more than a year before finally changing his tune last month.

In another email, the founder of an American nonprofit flagged for research on bat coronaviruses in Wuhan, China, that could have resulted in the creation of COVID-19 thanked Fauci for his public dismissal of the lab leak theory last April. 

“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,” Dr. Peter Daszak, founder of EcoHealth Alliance, wrote to Fauci on April 18, 2020. 

“From my perspective, your comments are brave,” Daszak said. A large portion of the email remains redacted. 

EcoHealth Alliance had received U.S. taxpayer funding for its controversial “gain of function” virus work in Wuhan, as LifeSite reported earlier this year. The funds came from the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) led by Dr. Fauci. 

Additional emails between Fauci a top NIAID official show that Fauci may have had significant concerns about gain of function research and its links to the pandemic. 

“It is essential that we speak this AM,” Fauci wrote to Hugh Auchincloss, NIAID principal deputy director, in February 2020. The email was labeled “IMPORTANT,” with an attachment titled “Baric, Shi et al – Nature medicine – SARS Gain of function.pdf.”

“Keep your cell phone on. I have a conference call at 7:45 AM with (Trump administration health secretary Alex Azar). It likely will be over at 8:45 AM,” Fauci said. “Read this paper as well as the e-mail that I will forward to you now. You will have tasks today that must be done.”

“The paper you sent me says the experiments were performed before the gain of function pause but have since been reviewed and approved by NIH,” Auchincloss wrote to Fauci, likely referring to a freeze on gain of function work enacted under the Obama administration in 2014. 

“Not sure what that means since Emily is sure that no Coronavirus work has gone through the P3 framework. She will try to determine if we have any distant ties to this work abroad,” he said. 

LifeSite will report more on Fauci’s emails in the coming days.