Emails Reveal Fauci Concerned Over COVID-19 Lab Leak Origin

A trove of newly published emails reveal the depth of concern Dr. Anthony Fauci and other leading government figures had over the possible Wuhan lab origin of COVID-19.

Fauci, who is leaving the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has worked hard to discredit the Chinese lab origin theory. Additionally, he pushed back against possible misdeeds in providing funds for controversial gain-of-function research at the Wuhan facility.

However, the just-released emails from early 2020 paint a starkly different picture.

Reporter Jimmy Tobias used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain the writings, and they show Fauci gravely concerned about the alleged lab origin of the coronavirus.

Of great interest, as previously reported by The Washington Post, was “serial passage.” Infectious disease researcher Kristian Andersen expressed worry that the Wuhan Institute of Virology where the virus possibly emerged had a much lower level of security than other labs.

Serial passage experimentation involves infecting a host repeatedly with a virus to produce mutations. Some who back the lab leak theory hold that this practice may have resulted in what experts call the “furin cleavage site mutation.”

This was responsible for COVID-19’s high level of transmissibility.

In Feb. 2020, Fauci suggested telling the FBI and MI5 of Anderson’s thoughts.

Another expert, Wellcome Trust’s Jeremy Farrar, emailed Fauci warning of a “wild west” atmosphere in China’s research community.

These revelations support concerns by attorneys general in Missouri and Louisiana. A federal judge recently ruled that both will have the opportunity to depose Dr. Fauci along with other Biden administration figures on how they worked together in the early days of the pandemic.

Citing evidence they’ve gathered, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt believe Fauci and others connected to the White House coordinated with social media to suppress talk of the Chinese lab leak origin theory.

The implications are stunning. If the Wuhan lab was indeed the source of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AGs assert it means Fauci and others “could be implicated in funding the research” that ultimately claimed the lives of millions.