Fauci Privately Admitted ‘Highly Credible Doctors’ Suspected Wuhan Lab Leak One Week Before Calling the Idea a ‘Conspiracy Theory’ in Public

Anthony Fauci
by Debra Heine


Newly unredacted emails reveal that former NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci was aware that risky gain-of-function research was occurring in Wuhan, China, prior to the emergence of COVID-19, even though he referred to this fact in public as a “conspiracy theory.”

Earlier this week, House Republicans on the subcommittee investigating the origin of the Covid-19 virus released a trove of new documents related to their investigation. Some of the documents exposed the conversations of the scientists behind an influential paper claiming that the virus had emerged naturally in a Chinese “wet market.”

The highly controversial paper, “The Proximal Origin of SARS-CoV-2,” was published in Nature Medicine on March 17, 2020, and was the subject of a hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.

In a February 1, 2020 email to colleagues, Fauci acknowledged that scientists were working on gain-of-function experiments at Wuhan University. Fauci sent the email following a task force phone call with British biomedical scientist Jeremy Farrar, then-NIH Director Francis Collins and “several highly credible doctors,” like Dr. Kristian Andersen of Scripps Research, who believed the virus sprung from a lab.

“They were concerned about the fact that upon viewing the sequences of several isolates of the nCoV, there were mutations in the virus that would be most unusual to have evolved naturally in the bats and that there was a suspicion that this mutation was intentionally inserted,” Fauci wrote.

“The suspicion was heightened by the fact that scientists in Wuhan University are known to have been working on gain-of-function experiments to determine the molecular mechanisms associated with bat viruses adapting to human infection, and the outbreak originated in Wuhan.”

Fauci noted in the email that “some of the scientists felt strongly about this possibility,” but in the end, they all agreed to his “strong suggestion” to gather a larger group of experts “under the auspices of an internationally credible organization like the WHO” to examine “the evolutionary origins of COVID-19 for future risk assessment and understanding of animal/human coronaviruses.”

The then-NIAID director stressed that “this way, there is no assumption of foul play or guilt on anyone’s part and merely an intense scientific look at the evolutionary origins of the virus.”

Just eight days after Dr. Fauci admitted there were unusual mutations in the virus that pointed to a lab leak and gain-of-function experiments were happening in Wuhan, the former NIAID director appeared on former congressman Newt Gingrich’s podcast and called concerns about a lab leak a “conspiracy theory.”

“Well, I think ultimately we know these things come from an animal reservoir,” Fauci said. “I’ve heard these conspiracy theories and like all conspiracy theories, Newt, they’re just conspiracy theories. Is it impossible that that could have happened? I don’t think I can say that it’s not impossible,” he added.

Fauci went on to suggest the very opposite of what he said in his email about how examinations of the sequences of several isolates in COVID showed unusual mutations that made it unlikely they evolved naturally in the bats.

Using the similar jargon, Fauci told Gingrich that examinations of the “molecular structure” of the isolates indicated that it was much more likely that the virus “percolated in another species” such as a bat or a cat and then “jumped species into humans.”

“But I think that the more you examine the isolates, the more we get information, we’ll be able to clarify the evolutionary origin of the virus,” Fauci said, adding, “but right now, I think the things you’re hearing are still in the realm of conspiracy theories without any scientific basis for it.”

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Debra Heine reports for American Greatness.
Photo “Dr. Anthony Fauci” by The White House. Background Photo “Wuhan Institute of Virology” by Ureem2805. CC BY-SA 4.0.



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4 Thoughts to “Fauci Privately Admitted ‘Highly Credible Doctors’ Suspected Wuhan Lab Leak One Week Before Calling the Idea a ‘Conspiracy Theory’ in Public”

  1. Be your own Patient Advocate

    Fauci (I cannot call him Dr bc he is an insult to the Profession of Medicine.) I will call him EVIL, bc he is 100% responsible for tens of thousands unnecessary deaths due to what medical communities were forced to call Covid 19. Early on these victims were mostly the elderly who were denied early treatment by proven antivirals such as Ivermectin & Hydroxychloroquine along with supportive care. They were tortured, isolated
    Firced to remain in nursing facilities with no therapeutics. Instead, Faucis protocol was no early intervention & treatment for Covid19 (a virus) so stupid medical people who were incentivised by extra money (bribes) to ignore normal protocol. & allow these suffering elders to not be treated until they got to the point of pneumonia where they required ventilators to breathe & then the kill shot of Remdesivir. Unfortunately, people who needed to keep their jobs had to follow Faucis protocol. The result was hundreds of thousands of preventable deaths. This man should be held criminally responsible.
    Having a lot of experience in government & research, I smelled a rat the first moment I saw Fauci’s evil face on TV with his mixed messages & overreaction. First sign that got my attention, was the forced use of the PCR Test to determine if someone had Covid19 (even if no symptoms). So I researched PCR ( Polymerase Chain Reaction). This tool was discovered by Dr Kary Mullis ( Nobel Prize recipient). PCR allowed scientists to take a miniscule sample of DNA & amplify that sample to a size where a full DNA profile could be produced. This has been a tool which has greatly enhanced law enforcement’s ability to solve murder, rape & other violent crimes. If you have had a PCR test, they now have your DNA ( just what China wants).
    I had my own experience with the Fauci protocol which I’ll share later.
    Dr Mullis stated that this PCR method should NOT be used to diagnose any specific viral or bacterial presence in an individual. He said the PCR could only determine a presence of something, but not a specific disease. His comment was this method could be misused in that way, & actually cause a global panic. He was a vocal Critic of Fauci (see YouTube video of an interview he did regarding Fauci & his incompetence). They were not friends. Oddly Dr Mullis (74) died shortly before the release of the Wuhan Virus on the World. It may be just a coincidence. BUT Faici could not allow the Inventor of the PCR to contradict his ultimate power. RIGHT?
    To add insult to injury, the monster in charge’used his new found power to close down churches & schools & businesses except for liquor stores & strip clubs, & hospitals.
    He demanded everyone even small children wear useless masks & when BIG Pharma came out with “experimental Vaccines”, people were forced to take the shot or lose their jobs even those who were the heroes in Healthcare in the early stages of the plandemic, & even though most had already had the virus (or some virus) & were naturally immune.
    It was so UnAmerican, very Tyrannical, very oppressive. People were terrified & turned on one another. Those who questioned the tyranny were censored, vilified & lost their jobs. Some families were torn apart bc they disagreed. It’s been a nightmare. Now we are learning the horrific truths, of the lies, of the long term effects of the poison forced on people through mrna vaccines, the enormous increase in suicides of young people, who were lonely & who gave up on their own value all thanks to tictok (another gift from China). The massive number of fentynal poisonings of our youth( another gift from China).
    My own experience with the lie of Covid19. I had a respiratory infection in Feb of 2022, with the symptoms of a cold, no fever. I went to a local walkin clinic thinking at 75 I might need a steroid pk & a Zpack to prevent pneumonia & hospitalization. Instead the NP said it’s protocol to give a PCR test. I thought ok. So I took it. Of course it was positive.
    So I said ok what do we do now? She said nothing. Just go home take OTC meds & if you get to where you can’t breathe, go to ER. I was livid. I said “Ma’am ( politely) you’re telling me I have the worst Virus in the history of the world, & you’re not giving me Ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, steroid, Zpk nothing? I’m in the “high risk” group, and you don’t think I need meds? Does that make sense to you?”
    She said “That’s our protocol” I sad “NO Ma’am, that’s Fauci’s protocol. I’m going to my car & call my PCP, & I guarantee, I ll have a Rx for Steroid pk & Zpk before I go home today. I did just that, & thankfully my PCP didn’t buy into the PCR BS either. I never ran a temp, & was well in 5 days. LESSON TO PEOPLE, BE YOUR OWN PATIENT ADVOCATE. Just bc a person is a “medical professional”, use your intuition, ask questions, research. Listen to that inner voice. Get a second opinion.
    That’s your responsibility in everything in life.

  2. Dr Ken

    Fauci lied throughout the whole pandemic. He was the “darling” of the left as his words were taken as gospel and allowed Joe Biden to literally campaign from his basement. Joe faltered miserable in the democrat debates as it required spontaneous answers. He didn’t have to leave his basement, under the guise of limiting COVID exposure. Fauci did reject and disparage far more qualified infectious disease experts if their words didn’t align with his. Fauci is nothing more than a lemming of the pharmaceutical industry. His direct clinical experience is woefully short, his research on this topic is minimal at best. This guy is a born liar, a charlatan who hopefully will be held criminally responsible for his malfeasance while holding the position.

  3. BobT

    It’s been four years since this virus was unleashed upon the world. No bat, pangolin, or other animal was found to be the carrier. If it was, the Communist Chinese would have shown it to the world.

    It’s beyond a reasonable doubt that this virus was created in the Wuhan lab, and escaped either through incompetence or malice.

  4. David Blackwell RN, BSN, CCM

    Fauci is a known liar, like most in the government racket. He is a tool of big pharma, which gets rich on your misery. You can get more mileage out of a personal trainer and good nutritionist than you ever could out of an American Pill Doctor.