Fauci’s shadowy COVID power plays made America far less safe
From the very beginning of the pandemic, Anthony Fauci put his own agenda ahead of the public interest and used his behind-the-scenes power to quash questions about the origins of COVID. It was about protecting itnot the nation.
The good doctor, according to emails discovered by the House Oversight Committee, ordered a paper in February 2020 to end all debate over whether the virus had leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology .
Yet in April, Fauci went to the American people and quoted that paper to relay his claim that the virus came from nature, as if he Nothing having to do with work.
Even worse, the ugly order went out after Fauci, head of the National Institutes of Health, Francis Collins, and others, struck up a conversation with four scientists who himself had expressed concern about signs pointing to the origins of the pandemic in the lab.
The whole affair looks like desperate ass covering. Fauci himself had managed to relax Obama-era restrictions on gain-of-function research, which involves developing viruses to attack humans in the name of learning how to fight them. He oversaw grants through the non-profit EcoHealth Alliance that funded such research in the Wuhan laboratory.
After that conversation, those four scientists did a 180 in their beliefs and produced the requested paper. Two, Kristian Andersen and Robert Garry, led projects that received millions in grants from 2020 to 2022 from the NIH grant that Fauci spearheaded.
Was a promise of payment for compliance understood? Remember, Fauci had draft approval authority over that paper; Andersen said he “asked.”
They weren’t these Fauci’s only dark force moves, either. He joined Big Tech early in the pandemic — most notably Mark Zuckerberg — to quell all dissident public voices about the lab leak theory. These include a 2020 Post column by Steven Mosher, which was throttled as disinfo by Facebook.
Meanwhile, EcoHealth chief Peter Daszak was embroiled in his own lengthy campaign to quell the debate over lab leaks. And Fauci’s NIH in turn showered EcoHealth with more grants than ever.
Fauci now claims to have “an open mind” about the theory of the lab leak, having spent years trying to destroy it. Count that as even more ass-covering.
He has much more to answer for, such as his private complicity with Collins in attacking the Great Barrington Declaration, a critique by independent-minded scientists of the disastrous COVID policy responses (such as lockdowns) that Fauci advocated.
But Fauci’s use of his power to protect himself stands out as the opposite of public service. The house investigation is more than necessary to ensure that such abuses are never repeated.