In early February 2020, while the United States was grappling with how to handle the latest pandemic from communist China, Republican Senator Tom Cotton did an interview with Fox News to discuss the origins of Wuhan coronavirus.
"China was lying from the beginning, and they're still lying today," Cotton said. "Because of China's duplicity and dishonesty from the beginning, we need to at least ask the question [about a lab leak] to see what the evidence says, and China right now is not giving evidence on that question at all."
On May 3, 2020, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo provided similar information and reiterated his position.
"I can tell you that there is a significant amount of evidence that this came from that laboratory in Wuhan," Pompeo said during an interview with ABC's "This Week." "There is enormous evidence that that's where this began."
"Look, the best experts so far seem to think it was manmade. I have no reason to disbelieve that at this point," he continued.
The theory was immediately shot down by National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director and America's highest-paid bureaucrat Dr. Anthony Fauci. The media categorized Pompeo, Cotton and ultimately President Donald Trump's comments that the virus came from a lab as "dangerous conspiracy theories." The visceral reaction of the media and many in the government was a strong indication that the Wuhan Institute of Virology should have been scrutinized even more closely.
Now, as the country opens up and after the media accomplished its goal of dispelling President Donald Trump from the White House, the lab theory is receiving fresh credibility, and as we follow the money, the so-called hero of the pandemic has rightly become a villain.
During a hearing on Capitol Hill in recent weeks, Dr. Anthony Fauci was questioned by Republican Senator Dr. Rand Paul. During a back and forth, Paul asked Fauci if the NIH had ever funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
"The NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology," Fauci said.
We know Fauci, known as the "Godfather of gain-of-function," funded research at the Institute through a number of grants. They're in the public record. Further, in 2012, Fauci said gain-of-function research was worth the risk of a pandemic.
Just two weeks after claiming he "never" funded the research, Fauci, in typical fashion, changed his answer.
"We generally always trust the grantee to do what they say, and you look at the results," Fauci said under questioning from Republican Senator John Kennedy. "I cannot guarantee that a grantee has not lied to us because you never know."
How is that good enough? The grantee, in this case, scientists beholden to the Chinese Communist Party in a country with a history of unleashing pandemics on the world, is trustworthy? And proper oversight isn't needed to ensure dangerous experiments in Chinese labs with subpar safety standards isn't needed? That's a problem. And given Dr. Anthony Fauci has been one of the strongest advocates for and funders of Frankenstein gain-of-function research, how much responsibility does he have for the current pandemic?
Gain-of-function research is essentially the Frankensteining of viruses that occur naturally in the environment. The key question is not whether Wuhan coronavirus "occurred naturally," but rather if it was transmitted naturally through contact with an animal or a naturally occurring virus that was manipulated through laboratory gain-of-function research to jump to human cells.
The Wuhan coronavirus pandemic is just one of many China has produced in recent decades, including SARS and H1N1. When Taiwan warned the World Health Organization (WHO) in December 2019 that Wuhan coronavirus was contagious between humans, the CCP demanded they be ignored. The WHO moved forward and told the world the virus was not contagious through human-to-human contact. Wasting precious time to prevent the spread of the disease. A year-and-a-half later, millions of people are dead, and millions more have been economically devastated for decades to come.
The lab leak theory (it still must be determined whether the leak was deliberate or purposeful by the CCP) was the most plausible from the beginning. The CCP's disappearing of doctors, scientists and continuing refusal to allow WHO or U.S. investigators into the lab to investigate is more than a red flag; it's an indication of guilt and sinister behavior. The Biden administration's decision to shut down a Trump administration investigation into the origins of the disease and repeated deference to the WHO prove they have no real intention of finding out what happened.
So, where do we go from here? Americans have to come to grips with the CCP's goals of world domination. A biological warfare program is a part of that strategy. If the CCP is purposely manipulating viruses like Wuhan coronavirus, which has a 99 percent survival rate for most people yet wreaked havoc on the world, what else could they be building to ultimately use against their enemies? And is Dr. Fauci's NIH giving them grants to do it?