A treasure trove of emails from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Dr. Anthony Fauci’s were made public this week by BuzzFeed News after a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) opened the inbox of the nation’s face of the pandemic and ensuing institutional decay.
More than 3,200 pages dated from January to June 2020 reveal a portrait of a government bureaucrat lifted up as a god-like figure in the legacy media who did what most government bureaucrats do: operate in their own self-interest no matter the stakes.
On Tuesday, the Washington Post published its findings from a smaller series of emails obtained through a separate FOIA request. It painted the most predictable narrative one could expect from the pinnacle paper of Trump resistance: the heroic image of an 80-year-old physician steering the nation through a once-in-a-generation pathogen in the apparent absence of presidential leadership. The Post, however, kept its retrieved emails concealed.
BuzzFeed, on the other hand, published all 3,324 documents. Those depict an arrogant, dismissive physician who from the very start began to cover for his potential role in the lab leak theory, going as far as to brand himself the most credible voice in the world on COVID to do so.
Fauci Dismissed Early Evidence of Manmade Virus
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) enjoyed an 18-month head start to cover the origin of the novel Wuhan coronavirus after American media, in cahoots with Fauci, vilified theories alleging COVID-19 emerged from a lab in Wuhan.
New reporting from the Wall Street Journal last month, however, offered new life to the lab-leak theory after it narrated the story of three researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) who sought hospital care with COVID-like symptoms. While the CCP claims the first documented COVID case was Dec. 8, 2019, the Wall Street Journal wrote researchers fell sick several weeks earlier in November.
According to a fact sheet from the Trump State Department and corroborated by officials within the Biden administration, the lab was at the time collaborating with the Chinese military while it conducted high-risk “gain-of-function” research into
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