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March 9, 2023

Redfield Unloads on Fauci

Smugness, deception, outright lies, and all manner of anti-scientific behavior are Anthony Fauci’s ultimate legacy.

Pretty soon, it seems to us, a lot of rats are going to be fleeing the Bad Ship Fauci.

We say this because yesterday on Capitol Hill we heard some devastating testimony from Anthony Fauci’s former colleague, Dr. Robert Redfield.

Redfield, the former CDC director, told the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic that he was intentionally excluded from early conference calls about the origins of COVID-19.

Why? “Because,” he says, “it was told to me that [Fauci and then-NIH Director Francis Collins] wanted a single narrative and that I obviously had a different point of view.”

Redfield continued: “This was an a priori decision that there’s one point of view that we’re going to put out there, and anyone who doesn’t agree with it is going to be sidelined. And as I say, I was only the CDC director, and I was sidelined.”

We know what you’re thinking: Isn’t science supposed to embrace multiple possibilities rather than immediately reject all but a single favored explanation?

We were thinking the same thing. And so was Dr. Redfield: “I was told that they had made a decision that they would keep this confidential until they came up with a single narrative — which I will argue is antithetical to science. … Science never selects a single narrative. … We foster debate. And we’re confident that with debate, science will eventually get to the truth.”

Redfield, who was an early proponent of the commonsensical lab-leak theory and has been a vocal critic of the sham investigations conducted by the World Health Organization, wasn’t done. Far from it. He also said he believes the China virus was likely created by dangerous gain-of-function research conducted in China’s only biosafety level 4 super lab and funded by Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

“I obviously had a different point of view,” Redfield told New York Republican Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis. “I felt it was not scientifically plausible that this virus went from a bat to humans and became one of the most infectious viruses we have in humans. All viruses are not the same. So when you look at coronaviruses, SARS and MERS for example, when they entered the human species which they did via an intermediate, they never learned how to go human to human. Even to this day they don’t know how to go human to human.”

All in all, it was a good day for science and a bad day for The Science™.

Just like Senator Tom Cotton, Dr. Redfield has been vindicated. And, though we didn’t take the slings and arrows that these men took, we might also claim vindication for having called out these liars, these disgraceful ChiCom toadies, nearly two years ago. Of course, all of this only goes to show that a lie can travel halfway around the globe — from Wuhan, China, to Washington, DC — before the truth can throw on his Carhartts.

Senator Rand Paul now has some good company, and we suspect he’ll have even more in the days and weeks ahead, as the preposterous “wet market” and “natural spillover” theories continue to lose scientific support.

House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan was in top form yesterday, cutting through complicated matters in clear and understandable language:

“Three years ago, if you thought it came from a lab, you got called a nutjob, you got censored on Twitter, you got blacklisted on Twitter,” Jordan said. “You were even called a crackpot by the very same scientists who in late January [2020, at the earliest stages of the pandemic] sent emails to Dr. Fauci and said it came from a lab. They called you crackpot. Is that right, Dr. Redfield?”

“I think the most upsetting thing to me,” Redfield responded, “was the Baltimore Sun calling me a racist because I said this came from a Wuhan lab.”

Just despicable.

A couple of weeks ago, our Nate Jackson pondered whether any individual has done more damage to our nation than Anthony Fauci — especially when one considers not just the catastrophic human and financial costs but also the incalculable costs of a deeply eroded trust in our health institutions and our government generally.

This leads us to ponder: Why is it that Anthony Fauci is a free man, and this harmless guy is behind bars for 41 months?

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