Former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield said he received death threats for supporting the theory that the coronavirus originated in a lab in Wuhan, China, an explanation that has gained popularity over the last few weeks.
Redfield’s suspicions around the Wuhan Institute of Virology reportedly began stirring in early January 2020, when Chinese officials, specifically Dr. George Fu Gao, head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control, contacted him about COVID-19 in the very beginning stages of its development, he told Vanity Fair in a report released Thursday. The health authority said he requested to send researchers to the lab to test workers for antibodies, but his pleas were ignored.
Redfield, who served as the CDC director under former President Donald Trump, made headlines earlier this year after coming forward with his support for the lab leak theory, though the scientific community, he said, levied death threats against him for peddling the hypothesis.
“I was threatened and ostracized because I proposed another hypothesis,” Redfield told Vanity Fair. “I expected it from politicians. I didn’t expect it from science.”
On March 26, Redfield went public with his theory that COVID-19 escaped from the Wuhan lab accidentally and hinted that the mishap followed “gain-of-function” research, which intends to bolster the infectious capacity of viruses.
“That’s my own view. It’s only an opinion. I’m allowed to have opinions now,” he said during an interview with CNN. “You know, I am of the point of view that I still think the most likely etiology of this pathology in Wuhan was from a laboratory. You know, escaped. Other people don’t believe that. That’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.”
……“That’s not implying any intentionality. It’s my opinion, right? But I am a virologist. I have spent my life in virology. I do not believe this somehow came from a bat to a human, and at that moment in time, the virus came to the human, became one of the most infectious viruses that we know in humanity for human-to-human transmission. Normally, when a pathogen goes from zoonotic to a human, it takes a while for it to figure out how to become more and more efficient in human-to-human transmission. I just don’t think this makes biological sense.”
British ‘expert’ Dr Peter Daszak orchestrated a ‘bullying’ campaign and coerced top scientists into signing off on a letter aimed at removing blame for Covid-19 from the Wuhan lab he was funding with US money.
The Biden regime shut down any effort to investigate the Wuhan lab because China’s bioweapons research, Fauci’s support of gain of function, and the Biden Crime family’s investment into ChiCom business deals, is a bit too uncomfortable.