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Sixteen Top Scientists Write a Letter to Fauci About COVID-19 Origins
RTM Staff, Resist the Mainstream, Sept. 21, 2021
A group of sixteen renowned scientists has published an article in the leading medical journal The Lancet condemning a letter organized by Dr. Anthony Fauci, Peter Daszak of the EcoHealth Alliance, Jeremy Farrar of the Wellcome Trust, and others.
When Fauci saw the first evidence the Covid pandemic may have originated in the Wuhan Lab that he funded through Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance in February of 2020, he put together a conference call to figure out how to suppress this information.
Later that month, Daszak, Farrar, and others published a letter in The Lancet, saying that “We stand together to strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin.”
Now, a group of scientists that includes Jacques van Helden of Aix-Marseille University in France, Richard Ebright of Rutgers University, and 14 others have published a new article in The Lancet calling out Fauci and his apologists’ unscientific Fake News “which claimed overwhelming support for the hypothesis that the novel coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic originated in wildlife.”
“The authors associated any alternative view with conspiracy theories by stating: ‘We stand together to strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin.’” these scientists wrote. “The statement has imparted a silencing effect on the wider scientific debate, including among science journalists.”
Contrary to what Fauci and his backers said, “there is no direct support for the natural origin of SARS-CoV-2, and a laboratory-related accident is plausible. There is so far no scientifically validated evidence that directly supports a natural origin.”
“Neither the host pathway from bats to humans nor the geographical route from Yunnan (where the viruses most closely related to SARS-CoV-2 have been sampled) to Wuhan (where the pandemic emerged) have been identified. More than 80 000 samples collected from Chinese wildlife sites and animal farms all proved negative,” the fed-up researchers continued.
Not stopping there, they went on to say that the international research community “has no access to the sites, samples, or raw data” related to the Wuhan Lab and the Covid outbreak. They then pointed out that even the WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has now declared “that all hypotheses remained on the table, including that of a laboratory leak.”
The sixteen scientists proceeded to criticize Fauci for placing “unity” and their political agenda over critical evaluation and science:
“As scientists, we need to evaluate all hypotheses on a rational basis, and to weigh their likelihood based on facts and evidence, devoid of speculation concerning possible political impacts. Contrary to the first letter published in The Lancet … we do not think that scientists should promote “unity” (“We support the call from the Director-General of WHO to promote scientific evidence and unity over misinformation and conjecture”).
As shown above, research-related hypotheses are not misinformation and conjecture. More importantly, science embraces alternative hypotheses, contradictory arguments, verification, refutability, and controversy. Departing from this principle risks establishing dogmas, abandoning the essence of science, and, even worse, paving the way for conspiracy theories. Instead, the scientific community should bring this debate to a place where it belongs: the columns of scientific journals.”
This is an excerpt from LifeZette.