New Confession Revealed About COVID-19 Lab Leak – Watch
A new report has revealed that scientists at the World Health Organization (WHO) agreed to downplay the theory that the COVID-19 virus leaked from a Chinese lab for fear of causing a “shit show.”
Dr. Andrew Rambaut and Dr. Kristian Andersen discussed the issue in an early February 2020 Slack conversation with colleagues, which took place several weeks before their “Proximal Origin” report got published in the journal Nature Medicine in March of the same year.
Rambaut, on February 2, 2020, said, “given the s*** show that would happen if anyone serious accused the Chinese of even accidental release, my feeling is we should say that given there is no evidence of a specifically engineered virus, we cannot possibly distinguish between natural evolution and escape so we are content with ascribing it to natural process.”
In response to Rambaut’s message, Andersen replied, “Yup, I totally agree that that’s a very reasonable conclusion. Although I hate when politics is injected into science – but its [sic] impossible not to, especially given the circumstances.”
Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) even confronted Andersen with the Slack messages, saying the witness had a “preferred political narrative.” Still, Andersen and Robert Garry, another author on the paper, both testified under oath that they stand by their report’s ultimate conclusion that COVID-19 was not a laboratory construct or a purposefully manipulated virus.
The officials’ decision to downplay the lab leak theory has been criticized by some scientists, who argue that it was motivated by political considerations rather than scientific evidence.
“It’s clear that the WHO was more interested in avoiding a political firestorm than in getting to the bottom of the truth,” said Dr. Richard Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University.
The WHO has defended its decision, saying that it was based on the best available evidence at the time. However, the new report has raised new questions about the WHO’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scientists working with Fauci, Collins struggle to explain emails to 'disprove,' 'refute' lab leak @COVIDSelect grills "proximal origin" authors about feared "shit show" with China
— Greg Piper (@gregpiper) July 12, 2023