Dr. Fauci seems to have a mental block, a blind spot, or something worse when it comes to discussing whether or not COVID-19 could’ve been manipulated and released from the Wuhan laboratory. It’s astounding to me that man of his stature, who has employed logic to a very high degree in his professional career and universally respected in the field of immunology could make a remark so beneath his supposed IQ as to appear – challenged.
During a National Geographic interview with Nsikan Akpan, Fauci said:
“a number of very qualified evolutionary biologists have said that everything about the step-wise evolution over time strongly indicates that it [COVID-19] evolved in nature then jumped species. If you accept the premise that the virus was not deliberately mutated and deliberately changed and you say if it was in the wild and evolving, it jumped species naturally. Someone will (might) say somebody took it from the wild and put it the lab and then it escaped from the lab.”
“But that means it was in the wild, to begin with, and that’s why I don’t get what they’re talking about. If it isn’t manipulated in the lab and you’re trying to say it escaped from the lab, then how did it get into the lab? It got into the lab because somebody isolated it from the environment, so that’s the reason I don’t spend a lot of time going in that circular argument.“
And, the interviewer failed to exercise a modicum of critical thought and analysis of Fauci’s statements and printed in his article, “based on the scientific evidence, he (Fauci) also doesn’t entertain an alternate theory – that someone found the coronavirus in the wild, brought it to a lab, and then it accidentally escaped. See the interview below or click here.
Apparently, neither Fauci nor the interviewer is aware that dozens of deadly Coronaviruses have been discovered in bats, many of which have not yet been detected in humans. These viruses are “in the wild” and unless scientists bring them into labs, thereby creating the potential for them to infect humans, they might never be a problem.
Asking if COVID-19 was “created” in a lab is the wrong question. Asking if scientists who capture genetic material from animals, in this case, specific bats, and perform studies inside a BLS-4 lab on Coronavirus family strains is a form of manipulation – is the right question. A scientist does not stare at animals or cultures and determine outcomes as research.
The Coronavirus family strains are tested which is an action upon the genetic sample, conducted under laboratory conditions, not in the natural world. One theory discussed possible manipulation of this virus is an animal passage under the gain of functional testing.
So, how is it possible that Fauci “doesn’t get” what people are talking about when they say this virus might have been accidentally released from a lab by scientists who brought it there? Obviously, if scientists don’t come into contact with a pathogen, there is a much-reduced likelihood of it making the jump to humans.
Fauci laughed-off the idea of viruses accidentally being released from a lab because “it’s already in the wild.” Whether you believe Dr. Fauci is running interference for the Chinese narrative or not, for sure Dr. Fauci is their best friend.