Fauci’s shadowy COVID power plays made America far less safe
From the beginning of the pandemic, Anthony Fauci was putting his own agenda ahead of the public interest, using his power behind the scenes to dismiss questions about the origins of Covid. It was about safety to himnot the nation
Emails uncovered by the House Oversight Committee revealed that the good doctor ordered a paper in February 2020 to end all arguments over whether the virus had leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Yet in April, Fauci went before the American public and cited that paper to support his claim that the virus came from nature, as he did. Nothing To do with work.
Worse, the ugly order came out after Fauci, National Institutes of Health head Francis Collins and others spoke to four scientists who yourself expressed concern over signs pointing to a laboratory origin of the pandemic.
The whole thing sounds like desperate butt-covering. Fauci himself managed to loosen Obama-era restrictions on gain-of-function research, which engineers viruses to attack humans in the name of learning to combat them. He oversaw grants through the nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance that funds such research. In the Wuhan lab.
After that conversation, the four scientists did a 180 in their beliefs and produced the requested paper. Two, Christian Anderson and Robert Gary, ran projects that received millions in grant money from the NIH purse from 2020 to 2022 whose wiring Fauci significantly controlled.
Was the promise of pay for compliance understood? Remember, Fauci had draft approval authority over that paper; Anderson said he had “inspired” it.
Nor were these Fauci’s only flashy power moves. He allied himself with Big Tech — particularly Mark Zuckerberg — early in the pandemic to quash any dissenting public voices on the lab-leak theory. These included a 2020 Post column by Steven Mosher, which Facebook throttled as disinfo.
Meanwhile, EcoHealth chief Peter Daszak was engaged in his long campaign to end the lab-leak debate, engineering a near-blackout on the issue in scientific journals and leading a World Health Organization “investigation” that This idea was rejected. And Fauci’s NIH in turn gave more grants to EcoHealth than ever before.
Fauci now claims to be “open-minded” on the lab-leak theory, after spending years doing his best to dispel it. Count it as yet more butt-covering.
He has more to answer for, such as his personal collusion with Collins to attack the Great Barrington Declaration, disastrous Covid policy responses (like lockdowns) Fauci’s advocacy of criticism by free-thinking scientists.
But Fauci’s use of his power to protect himself is the very opposite of public service. A House inquiry is essential to ensure that such abuses are never repeated.