On Monday, former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield questioned National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci’s opinion on whether the coronavirus originated in nature.
Fauci denied that the coronavirus originated from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a lab in China, and insisted that COVID-19 originated from nature. The NIAID director and his right-leaning detractors, particularly Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul, have been at odds over this issue for a long time. Yet, in a Fox News interview, Redfield expressed that he rendered more credit to the Wuhan lab origin theory, as “the virus had to be educated in the laboratory to gain the efficient human-to-human transmission capability that it has.” He added, “So it’s really exceptional that this virus is one of the most infectious viruses for man. And I still argue that’s because it was educated how to infect human tissue.”
Although the Wuhan lab theory was ridiculed and labeled as misinformation by many health officials and the mainstream media, the believability of this theory is increasing every day as more evidence is shown. The FBI investigated the lab’s work on coronaviruses, bringing enough attention to Congress to ban further financial support to the WIV and labs in rival nations.
Redfield addressed his disappointment in the stubbornness of U.S. health institutions in resisting investigations of the WIV as an origin site for COVID-19. He said, “I’ve been very disappointed in the scientific community led by [National Institutes of Health] that has really dug their heels in from the beginning to try to minimize any of us that have a different hypothesis.”