If you asked the average American today about the relationship between the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and COVID-19 you would get – at a minimum – a healthy amount of skepticism. The disease may or may not be the result of Chinese genetic modification of an existing virus, but it is looking increasingly likely that the point of origin of this was a Chinese lab – not a seafood market. Perhaps even more significantly, however, it is now indisputable that the Chinese Communist Party deliberately withheld information from the world for months after the outbreak began thereby effectively guaranteeing that other nations would be unable to get ahead of the crisis and adequately prepare. We may never know exactly how many Americans died as a consequence of these CCP actions.
What has perhaps largely escaped the attention of the average American to date, however, has been the relationship between the Chinese Communist Party and Dr. Fauci, self-proclaimed patron saint of lockdowns and our “only hope” against the deadly scourge of the ongoing pandemic. The exact nature of that relationship has not yet fully been revealed perhaps, but what we do know certainly suggests strongly that somebody else ought to be giving us advice on how to navigate this crisis.
To begin with we know now that Fauci provided funding for “gain of function” research to the same Wuhan lab from which the virus may well have escaped. “Gain of function research” is work designed to make naturally occurring organisms more dangerous to humans. It is based on the premise that by anticipating natural mutations that will eventually occur anyway, scientists are able to begin to develop medicines and vaccines to counter these mutations and be one step ahead when the next pandemic hits.
The dangers of this work are obvious. Firstly, there is no guarantee an engineered new disease will not be turned into a biological weapon. Secondly, even if the scientists involved are truly focused only on the medical uses of their research there is no guarantee a new “super-bug” will not simply escape the lab and begin to infect the human population. While we do not know that this is what happened in Wuhan, it remains one of the possible explanations for the origins of COVID-19. In fact, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Avril Haines, said that the intelligence community did not agree with the World Health Organization (WHO) report which dismissed the possibility that the COVID-19 virus escaped from a lab in China.
Due to the dangers of “gain of function research” in 2015, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) ordered that all such work would be terminated. This meant that ongoing work inside the United States came to an end. Fauci responded – it appears – by continuing to funnel money, in violation of the CDC order, through a private entity, EcoHealth, to the lab in Wuhan. This funding continued until it was discovered by President Trump in April 2020 and finally cut off.
During the timeframe that Fauci was funneling money to the Wuhan lab, it now seems that Chinese military personnel were also present in the lab and conducting work on animal viruses, presumably for the purpose of developing biological weapons. This work apparently had the particular purpose of identifying new diseases found in nature, which could infect humans. Work at the Wuhan lab also attracted the attention of the U.S. State Department during this time period. Reporting from the Department of State raised concerns about risky ‘gain of function” experiments to manipulate coronaviruses at the Wuhan lab.
We also now know that as the pandemic began and the Chinese Communist Party was desperately attempting to restrict information on the virus and prevent the world from knowing the full scope of the outbreak, Fauci cooperated with the CCP and agreed to their confidentiality terms. Judicial Watch and the Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF) recently gained access to 301 pages of emails and other records of Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. H. Clifford Lane from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. These documents show that National Institutes of Health (NIH) officials tailored confidentiality forms to China’s terms.
“These new emails show WHO and Fauci’s [National Institutes of Health] gave special accommodations to Chinese communist efforts to control information about COVID-19,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement.
As Americans were dying and the nation was desperate to understand the threat it faced, Fauci was intent on protecting the interests of a hostile, totalitarian regime.
Fauci’s focus on accommodating the Communist Chinese has apparently not abated. Last month Fauci appeared via a Zoom session with Chinese Communist Party “health expert” Dr. Zhong Nanshan. The two discussed COVID-19 policy at an event organized by the University of Edinburgh, which also featured “experts” from the Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization.
Zhong’s comments were largely devoted to attacking the Trump administration. He also trotted out the predictable litany of CCP lies about China’s COVID-19 response and statistics and then credited China’s lockdown policies with winning its battle against COVID-19. Nowhere in any of his comments did Zhong address the fact that lockdowns have never been part of planning for dealing with a pandemic. Nor did he bother to address the now overwhelming evidence that lockdowns have, in fact, failed miserably wherever they have been employed.
Just for good measure, Zhong also presented slides “proving” that Communist China had the world’s best response to the pandemic and the United States the worst.
Our man Fauci endorsed Zhong’s comments, saying, in fact, that he “would underscore everything that Professor Zhong said.” Predictably enough, Fauci’s remarks were picked up and trumpeted by all of the usual Chinese Communist propaganda outlets.
Since the beginning of the pandemic in the United States, Dr. Fauci has presented himself as the voice of reason to whom we should turn in this time of need. We have become increasingly aware that his guidance is erratic and often ineffectual. We are now beginning to see the outlines of something potentially much worse and more sinister.
We may yet discover that COVID-19 not only originated from the Wuhan lab but that it was the product of research being conducted in part with U.S. taxpayer funds being funneled to the Chinese Communists in complete contradiction of clear guidance that “gain of function” research no longer be conducted. At a minimum, it is increasingly clear already that from the outset of this pandemic, Fauci has been more concerned with placating the Communist Chinese and towing the “Party” line than he has been with ensuring that Americans know the truth about what is happening.
The question remains. Who DOES Fauci work for?