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WASHINGTON D.C., June 7, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – A former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that he received death threats following his public comments about the possibility of COVID-19 having originated and escaped from a laboratory in China.
Robert Redfield served under former President Donald Trump as the director for the CDC from March 2018 through January 20, 2021.
“I’m of the point of view that I still think the most likely etiology of this pathology in Wuhan was from a laboratory — escaped. Other people don’t believe that. That’s fine: science will eventually figure it out.”
Speaking to CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Redfield said that it was “not unusual for respiratory pathogens that are being worked on in a laboratory to infect the laboratory worker.”
He stopped short of accusing China from having deliberately leaked and spread the virus, however, explicitly stating that he did not imply any “intentionality.”
“It’s my opinion, right? But I am a virologist. I have spent my life in virology. I do not believe this somehow came from a bat to a human and at that moment in time, that the virus came to the human, became one of the most infectious viruses that we know in humanity for human-to-human transmission.”
With normal transmission of pathogens from animals to humans “it takes a while for it to figure out how to become more and more efficient in human-to-human transmission,” Redfield stated.
“I just don’t think this makes biological sense,” he stated, referring to the theory that COVID-19 spread by accident, from a bat to humans. Various mainstream media reports have consistently promoted the idea that COVID-19 originated in an animal market in Wuhan, where it accidentally passed from bat to human.
However, these comments appear to have earned Redfield the anger of some who watched the interview. In comments to Vanity Fair, the former CDC director said that he has received death threats from fellow members of the scientific community in response for his televised comments.
“I was threatened and ostracized because I proposed another hypothesis. I expected it from politicians. I didn’t expect it from science,” Redfield said.
At the time of Redfield’s comments, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that it deemed the lab leak suggestion to be “extremely unlikely.”
“The findings suggest that the laboratory incidents hypothesis is extremely unlikely to explain the introduction of the virus to the human population,” stated the WHO’s food safety and animal diseases expert Peter Ben Embarek.
However, since Redfield’s March comments, many within the mainstream media have now begun discussing the possibility of the lab leak origins of COVID-19.
PETITION UPDATE (5/12/2021) -
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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In a recent opinion piece, Dr. Joseph Mercola commented on this, saying that many “legacy journalists” now find themselves in an “uncomfortable position” having previously “insisted [that] SARS-CoV-2 made the jump from bats to humans at one of Wuhan’s open-air wet markets” and having “slandered and censored… anyone who discussed the possibility of SARS-CoV-2 coming from a lab”
Back in April 2020, China expert and founder of the Population Research Institute Steven Mosher, examined the possibility of COVID’s laboratory origins. “Actually, the ‘most likely source’ of the coronavirus is not just one animal but two, whose distinct but related species of coronaviruses were isolated from their hosts and then pieced together in the lab using recombinant technology to create a new and much more infectious variety,” Mosher wrote.
Mosher was subsequently censored by Big Tech for this argument, when Facebook labelled an article he wrote for the New York Post on the laboratory origins of COVID, as “false information.”
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