Fox News host Tucker Carlson is making some very uncomfortable allegations concerning Dr. Fauci, his involvement with the Wuhan lab and the emergence of the COVID-19 virus, asking why Fauci isn’t being investigated over it.
On Monday’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the host alluded to the fact that he believes Fauci is trying to divert attention from himself using topics such as the never-ending wearing of masks to deflect from his personal involvement with the pandemic.
He referred to a piece written on Fauci’s complicity in the spread of the virus: “We can’t recommend more strongly a new piece by Nicholas Wade, who for more than 50 years has been one of the preeminent science writers in the world. For 30 years, Nicholas Wade worked for The New York Times, he edited the science section there. But this piece did not run in The New York Times,” Carlson stated. “It ran on Medium. And the piece explains where the virus almost certainly came from. In it, Wade makes it clear that, more than any other single American, Tony Fauci is responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Wade contends that the evidence overwhelmingly shows that the virus originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Central China. According to Carlson: “At the time the outbreak began last fall, the Wuhan lab was conducting experiments on how to make bat viruses infectious to human beings. Those experiments were funded by American tax dollars, the funding for those experiments was approved and directed by Tony Fauci in Washington. It’s hard to believe that, but it’s true, and the piece lays it out.”
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Carlson referenced the Chinese researcher Shi Zheng-li aka the “Bat Lady.” She was the leading expert in China on bat-born viruses and her job entailed genetically engineering coronaviruses to infect human beings. Wade describes her work as “doing gain-of-function experiments designed to make coronaviruses infect human cells.”
The experiments were reportedly among the most dangerous ever conducted and Carlson pointed out that we knew just how dicey things were at the Wuhan Lab. It was classified as a “bio-safety-level two laboratory” which, according to Richard Ebright, who is a molecular biologist at Rutgers, puts its safety level on a par with a dentist’s office in America.
The Fox News host then went on to state that the first people infected by the virus were almost certainly from that lab: “The first coronavirus patients didn’t come from the so-called wet market as we heard. That was a lie. The first patients of the coronavirus were employees at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”
According to Carlson, Fauci was deeply involved: “Once again, why would the Wuhan lab be conducting experiments like that in the first place? Well, we know that Tony Fauci had authorized payment for the research. For five years — from 2014 to 2019 — the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which Fauci runs, and has for decades, pumped money to a group called the EcoHealth Alliance.”
The EcoHealth Alliance is overseen by Dr. Peter Daszak. The group allegedly contracted with Dr. Shi to conduct gain-of-function research at the Wuhan lab. On Dec. 9, 2019, Daszak gave an interview online boasting about the ease of manipulating the coronavirus in lab experiments: “Coronavirus is a pretty good… You can manipulate them in the lab pretty easily. It’s spike protein, Spike protein drives a lot of what happens with the coronavirus, zoonotic risk. So you can get the sequence, build the protein. And we worked with Ralph Barrack at UNC to do this. Insert into a backbone of another virus and then do some work in the lab.”
Soon afterward the virus was reportedly running rampant through Wuhan and it spread across the planet after that. Daszak and China, of course, are denying all of it.
Carlson referred to a number of experts who knew about the origin of the virus from the beginning, such as Alina Chan, who is a molecular biologist at the Broad Institute at Harvard and MIT. She wrote a paper contending the virus was designed for human-to-human transmission.
He also quoted the former director of the CDC, Dr. Redfield: “I am of the point of view that I still think the most likely ideology of this pathogen in Wuhan was from a laboratory, escaped. Other people don’t believe that. It’s fine. Science will eventually figure it out. It’s not unusual for respiratory pathogens that are being worked on in a laboratory to infect the laboratory worker.”
Carlson then nailed the World Health Organization and Dr. Fauci for being complicit in all of this:
Millions of people have died of COVID-19, so it’s not a matter of score-settling or blame-assignment to figure out where it came from. If you want to prevent the next global pandemic, you have to figure out how this one started. And so, the World Health Organization, said it would get to the bottom of it. The World Health Organization, of course, is beholden to China. And so, it tried to hide the basic facts of the origins of this pandemic. And to hide those facts, WHO appointed none other than Peter Daszak as the only America-based representative on the investigative team looking into where the virus came from. In what turned out to be a sham report, that team concluded it’s “extremely unlikely” the virus came from the Wuhan lab. That’s not true.
The WHO’s investigation into the origins of the virus was fraudulent, and that matters to public health globally. But one thing you’ll notice is that Tony Fauci did not say that. Why? Because once again, he’s implicated in it, personally. The gain-of-function research that Peter Daszak was bragging about in the video we just showed you had, in fact, been banned explicitly by the U.S. government. There was a federal moratorium on the funding of exactly the kind of gain-of-function experiments that went on in the Wuhan lab, to disastrous effects. So why didn’t the feds halt its funding to the lab in Wuhan? That is a central question, and Nicholas Wade looked into it.
Here’s what he found: “Someone wrote a loophole into the moratorium. The moratorium specifically barred funding any gain-of-function research that increased the pathogenicity of the flu, MERS or SARS viruses. But then a footnote on p.2 of the moratorium document states that ‘An exception from the research pause may be obtained if the head of the USG funding agency determines that the research is urgently necessary to protect the public health or national security.'”
Tony Fauci allegedly signed off on that loophole so it could be exploited to keep funding for the Wuhan lab going and to continue with their deadly experiments, according to Carlson.
Carlson concluded: “This wouldn’t have happened if Tony Fauci didn’t allow it to happen. That is clear.”
“It’s an amazing story. It is a shocking story. In a functional country, there would be a criminal investigation into Tony Fauci’s role in the COVID pandemic that has killed millions and halted our country, changing it forever. So why isn’t there a criminal investigation into Tony Fauci’s role in this pandemic?” he asked.
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