While he’s not alone, credit to The Guardian’s Thomas Frank for being honest he was one of the many who rolled eyes at the rubes and scolded the “Trumpists” and “deluded” Fox viewers. Charting his journey from a skeptic to considering the COVID lab-leak hypothesis, “The answer is that this is the kind of thing that could obliterate the faith of millions,” Frank writes.
“My own complacency on the matter was dynamited by the lab-leak essay that ran in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists earlier this month,” he continues, “a few weeks later everyone from Doctor Fauci to President Biden is acknowledging that the lab-accident hypothesis might have some merit.”
After a year of legacy media blaming “populism,” and “science-denying” incompetent leaders, it’s now becoming clear that “science” itself is responsible for one of the worst mass deaths in human history. Frank laments:
Now the media is filled with disturbing stories suggesting that COVID-19 might have come not from ‘populism’ at all, but from a laboratory messhap in Wuhan, China. You can feel the moral convulsions beginning as the question sets in: What if science itself is in some way culpable for all this?
It’s a searing mea culpa, but it only tells half the story, as almost daily new reports are coming out showing how much our current saints are culpable for our current predicament. Public American funding (via grants from the National Institutes of Health) was spent on research carried out by the Chinese military.
In a damning new report, Katherine Eban points out how major conflicts of interest due to large U.S. government grants in support of controversial virology projects affected the real investigation:
Thomas DiNanno, former acting assistant secretary of the State Department’s Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance, wrote that staff from two bureaus, his own and the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, ‘warned’ leaders within his bureau ‘not to pursue an investigation into the origin of COVID-19’ because it would ‘open a can of worms’ if it continued.
More than $1.2 million of taxpayers’ dollars were spent on the virology research,
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