Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act and the fortitude of a few reporters, it is now known that former President Donald Trump was potentially right about the origin of COVID-19. While he claimed it most likely leaked from a lab in China, the Democrats and Dr. Fauci fought this narrative, even labeling Trump as a racist in the process. But according to leaked emails, Fauci not only knew about the leak but also helped cover it up. And to make it worse, the White House is standing behind him.
Recently, White House press secretary Jen Psaki was taking her usual rounds of questions when Dr. Fauci came up. With his emails leaked, Americans want to know who might have been behind the deadly pandemic.
But instead of clearing the air, Psaki reiterated how important Facui was during the height of COVID-19. She said, “He’s been an undeniable asset in our country’s pandemic response. It’s obviously not that advantageous for me to relitigate the substance of emails from 17 months ago.”
While the White House sees Fauci as an “undeniable asset”, let’s take a look at just a couple of the emails he sent pertaining to the virus. The first one is about masks. While the doctor encouraged Americans to wear them, it appears he himself never trusted them either.
Take a look at what Fauci said in a Feb. 2020 email. “Masks are really for infected people to prevent them from spreading infection to people who are not infected rather than protecting uninfected people from acquiring infection. The typical mask you buy in the drug store is not really effective in keeping out virus, which is small enough to pass through material. I do not recommend that you wear a mask.”
And that’s just the start as another email sent to Fauci shows how he purposely covered up the Lab Leak Theory. The email reads, “I just wanted to say a personal thank you on behalf of our staff and collaborators, for publicly standing up and stating that the scientific evidence supports a natural origin for COVID-19 from a bat-to-human spillover, not a lab release from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”
So while Dr. Fauci did nothing more than play politics with a virus that crippled the country, the White House again believes he is the best person for the job.
This piece was written by Jeremy Porter on June 5, 2021. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.
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