BY MEGAN FOX
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:
Dr. Anthony Fauci is getting roasted all over social media after the Washington Post and BuzzFeed released scores of his emails, obtained through FOIA requests. The ones that aren’t heavily redacted tell quite a story. It should come as no surprise to readers of PJ Media that Dr. Fauci didn’t believe the line of crap he sold us about wearing “the typical mask you buy in the drugstore” to protect us from the virus—at least he didn’t in Feb. 2020.
“Masks are really for infected people to protect them from spreading infection to people who are not infected rather than protecting uninfected people from acquiring infection,” Fauci wrote in an email to Sylvia Burwell, presumably President Barack Obama’s former HHS secretary. “The typical mask you buy in the drug store is not really effective in keeping out virus, which is small enough to pass through the material.”
Recall that in March 2020 Fauci was telling people to stop buying masks. We later learned that he made the recommendation because he was “concerned that it was at a time when personal protective equipment, including the N95 masks and the surgical masks, were in very short supply.”
We’ve been telling you for a year that it’s written on the boxes that drug-store masks are not sufficient to protect from viruses. Dr. Fauci knew it then and he knows it now. Yet, STILL, our children are forced into these things and made to wear them all day in order to participate in school. He should be arrested and charged with the mass child abuse of America’s children.
Somehow, advice for sick people to wear masks to avoid infecting others morphed into “even healthy people have to wear masks,” including people who are vaccinated, even after “asymptomatic spread” panic never panned out. The level of convoluted nonsense here is off the scale.
PJ Media has written extensively about how Facebook decimated our traffic and hurt our business over false fact-checks for raising questions about the response to the virus. When our sister sites Townhall and RedState reported that some scientists were questioning whether COVID-19 was engineered or leaked from a lab, they got choked by the Big-Tech bullies and told that we were spreading “fake news.” (Sign up for VIP today to help us stay independent from the censors.)
An email Fauci received in Feb. 2020, obtained by BuzzFeed, says that the COVID-19 virus showed signs of “potentially” being engineered. Kristian Anderson, professor of immunology and microbiology at Scripps Research, emailed Fauci saying, “The unusual features of the virus make up a really small part of the genome (<0.1%) so one has to look really closely at all the sequences to see that some of the features (potentially) look engineered.”
Why was this point of view silenced? Who knows if that’s true or not? Anderson’s email coincides with and echos a report suggesting the possibility of an engineered virus, which was pulled a few days later for factual errors.
To be clear: I strongly object to media outlets being silenced and censored for reporting what one or more scientists think they’ve found. Whatever it is, the public should hear it. If it is withdrawn later, as was a report that made some scientists believe that COVID-19 might be engineered, then the press should report that. Scientific integrity is preserved and the public is treated to a real-time look at how science is never settled and is always changing and advancing or being clarified. Most importantly, the public is treated like adults and not small children who are incapable of understanding science and evolving studies.
Why are we being controlled like Chinese press outlets? It doesn’t even matter if the virus was engineered or not. The fact that one or more scientists have reason to believe it might be (even if they change their minds at a later date) is newsworthy. It is not okay for the Big-Tech powers that be to shut down any story they want and punish and silence media for trying to tell it.
Back in February of 2020, anyone who reported that the virus might be engineered or may have come from the Wuhan lab was censored and defamed. In May of last year, Fauci declared: “If you look at the evolution of the virus in bats and what’s out there now, [the scientific evidence] is very, very strongly leaning toward this could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated … Everything about the stepwise evolution over time strongly indicates that [this virus] evolved in nature and then jumped species.” Facebook censored any news outlet reporting that the virus may have escaped from a Chinese facility. Recently, the establishment has admitted that the virus could have leaked from the Wuhan lab, after dismissing that theory as a cooked-up “racist” Trump provocation for the better part of a year. How dare they?
It’s true that our knowledge of the virus changed over the months, but I don’t think there is any excuse for Fauci making half of America believe that a cloth mask is some kind of magic solution against a virus he knew to be far smaller than the holes in the masks. Nor is it appropriate to have hidden ongoing studies and findings about the virus from the public. It’s negligent and dishonest. This is the kind of thing that dictatorships do. I am looking forward to Rand Paul’s next session with Dr. Fauci at a Senate hearing.
If you want to scroll through Fauci’s emails yourself, here they are:
Fauci's Emails and the Covid Cover-Up
If you like your pandemic, you can keep your pandemic
BY DANIEL GREENFIELD
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Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.
Last May, Dr. Fauci offered National Geographic magazine an “exclusive” interview. It was one of the millions of exclusive interviews that he seemed to be doing for every media outlet in the country and on the planet. But there was a special twist to this particular exclusive interview.
President Trump revealed a week earlier that he had seen evidence that the coronavirus pandemic had come out of a Chinese lab. The media and its pet experts rushed to shut down what they called a “conspiracy theory” even though it was backed by secret intelligence.
And the media’s biggest pet expert was Fauci who was more than happy to oblige.
Fauci told the magazine owned by Disney, China’s big corporate partner, the evidence is “very, very strongly leaning toward this could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated” but he turned curiously evasive when asked if it could have leaked from Wuhan's Level 4 lab and dismissed the relevance of the question since the virus "was in the wild to begin with".
While Fauci pretended to be disinterested in the question of the pandemic’s origins, emails released through Freedom of Information Act requests showed he knew what was at stake.
In April, before Fauci’s interview or President Trump’s comments, Peter Daszak, whose EcoHealth Alliance had moved millions in grants from the National Institutes of Health to study bat coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, thanked Fauci for protecting the lab.
Daszak offered Fauci a “personal thank you on behalf of our staff and collaborators” for backing "a natural origin for COVID-19 from a bat-to-human spillover, not a lab release from the Wuhan Institute of Virology." The entire middle part of the email was curiously redacted. It’s unclear if the collaborators would have included the Chinese scientists laboring away in Wuhan.
The EcoHealth Alliance had been working with Wuhan's top man, Shi Zhengli, and Fauci wasn’t a disinterested party. The Wuhan grant had come through NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases which Fauci has headed since 1984. The lab release theory wasn’t just bad news for the EcoHealth Alliance, whose grant would be suspended by the Trump administration, but for Fauci, who wasn’t just helping the media slam Trump, but was also helping himself.
“We’ll all know the shoddy truth of how a conspiracy theory pushed by this administration led @NIHDirector to block the only US research group still working in China to analyze COVID origins,” Daszak later angrily tweeted.
“Why was it canceled? It was canceled because the NIH was told to cancel it," Fauci glibly told Congress that summer. "I don’t know the reason, but we were told to cancel it.”
Not even Fauci’s biggest media fans could pretend that he didn’t know why it was canceled.
But even while Fauci was pretending that he didn’t understand why the issue kept coming up when he was in front of the cameras, his emails show that he was well aware of the issue.
Emails show that Fauci was urgently conferring with NIAID's Principal Deputy Director Hugh Auchincloss over gain of function experiments. “She will try to determine if we have any distant ties to this work abroad,” Auchincloss wrote in one email. Fauci likely already knew the answer.
Fauci closed another email to Auchincloss with a curt, "You will have tasks today that must be done." It was a curious response to the sort of thing that he would breezily dismiss as an irrelevant distraction that he was baffled to be even asked about while in public forums.
But Fauci was actually a longstanding fan of gain-of-function research despite its deadly risks.
In 2012, he pondered the possibility that “an important gain-of-function experiment involving a virus with serious pandemic potential is performed” and then badly replicated so that a “scientist becomes infected with the virus, which leads to an outbreak and ultimately triggers a pandemic?”
What was Fauci’s response to a pandemic caused by dangerous gain-of-function research?
“Scientists working in this field might say – as indeed I have said – that the benefits of such experiments and the resulting knowledge outweigh the risks."
It’s entirely possible that we might all be living in that no longer hypothetical world right now.
A year later, Fauci lifted a gain-of-function moratorium on influenza viruses. In 2017, NIH lifted a pause on gain-of- function research on influenza, SARS, and MERS. The pause had been implemented by the Obama administration which offered guidance for lifting it in its final days.
Nature Magazine succinctly described the move in a headline, "The National Institutes of Health will again fund research that makes viruses more dangerous."
This year, Fauci dismissed the funding for the Wuhan Institute of Virology as a “a modest collaboration with very respectable Chinese scientists who were world experts on coronavirus.”
But the very respectable lab and its scientists were, as former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said, “engaged in efforts connected to the People's Liberation Army” with “military activity being performed alongside what they claimed was just good old civilian research.”
Fauci insisted that the NIH was not directly backing gain-of-function research that could have produced a pandemic, but the NIH could not deny that the Chinese Military could have done so.
He admitted in a Senate hearing, “You never know” when asked about possible gain of function research being carried out anyway, but kept insisting that he trusted Chinese researchers.
Some of the researchers had to be hospitalized with an unusual illness before the pandemic. The revelation of that and other research has helped demolish Fauci’s attempt to stonewall the theory that the pandemic had come out of the very same lab funded by his National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Fauci has signaled a greater openness to the theory he once fought, but it’s much too late to salvage his reputation. The latest release of Fauci emails, heavily censored in places, once again shows that he was the man who knew too much.
As the National Geographic interview went live, a National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases employee gushingly emailed him, “I am grateful to say my Director is Dr. Anthony Fauci and share with my family, friends, and church that if you said it, it’s gospel.”
But the faith in Fauci is falling into expert heresy as new revelations arrive every day. The prayer candles and t-shirts, the tide of Fauci fantasies and fan mail, are beginning to recede. Even his biggest fans are turning from the gospel of Fauci to ask some very hard questions.
The experts and the media made it a priority to suppress the China lab leak theory under President Trump. Without Trump, the media no longer has any real need to cover for Fauci and China. What was once falsely described by the media as a “conspiracy theory” is now science.
And if those Fauci emails set off alarm bells, the ones he’s sending now must be deafening.