Former CDC Chief Says Scientists Threatened His Life For Saying Coronavirus Came From Lab

Evidence continues to point to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) as the origin of SARS-CoV-2. Meanwhile, based on the now publicized emails sent to and from Dr. Fauci, it has become evident that there was a strong push to downplay this theory and convince the world the virus evolved naturally.

The story grew thicker on Thursday.

According to a report from Vanity Fair, last March, leading scientists aggressively tried to silence former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield after stating his belief on CNN that the virus originated from a lab in Wuhan. Following his public comments, Redfield told the outlet that fellow scientists sent him death threats.

“I was threatened and ostracized because I proposed another hypothesis,” Redfield told Vanity Fair. “I expected it from politicians. I didn’t expect it from science.”

Redfield adds the messages came from prominent scientists, some of whom used to be his friends.

Here were Redfield’s comments to CNN’s Sanjay Gupta on March 26, 2020:

“I’m of the point of view that I still think the most likely etiology of this pathology in Wuhan was from a laboratory — escaped. Other people don’t believe that. That’s fine. Science will eventually figure it out.

“It’s not unusual for respiratory pathogens that are being worked on in a laboratory to infect the laboratory worker. That’s not implying any intentionality.”

“It’s my opinion, right? But I am a virologist. I have spent my life in virology.”

That, of course, wasn’t allowed. Not by some random Twitter user with four followers, and certainly not from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director.

Two points should not have to be made, but must:

First, once a death threat is sent — for any reason — the story is taken to another level, and each individual who issued the threat should be punished.

Second, the fact that only one point of view on the virus’ origin was accepted last year should be a warning about the country’s direction. This was not a one-off. Forget free speech, free thought is now up for debate.

What makes this matter all the more troubling is that the scientists, the so-called experts, the politicians, and the journalists who belittled those who questioned COVID’s origin appear to have participated in a world-changing cover-up.

Right now, all signs point to the virus leaking from the WIV.

Thursday, a week after a report revealed that three researchers from the WIV were hospitalized in November 2019 with symptoms mirroring COVID-19, former White House coronavirus testing czar Admiral Brett Giroir says it’s likely SARS-CoV-2 was part of an offensive bioweapons program and leaked out accidentally.

Giroir says there are no patterns of mutations that suggest the virus naturally went from an animal to a human, which experts and leaders promulgated.

Go back in time to one year ago. Remember to whom we were told to listen. Did their responses, dismissals, demands, and actions slow the virus’ spread? Or did they help China potentially cover up one of the biggest stories in world history?

We weren’t allowed to ask questions a year ago. Now, those who were silenced need to speak up. They must demand answers from those who silenced them.

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.


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  1. The only surprising thing is how many moron “journalists” boo boo’d the “debunked” idea that it came from a lab close by in Wuhan (that includes you “fact checkers” at Facebook and Twitter). THAT takes a special brand of stupid. After all, the Chicoms are such honest people.
    Somewhere, probably hot, Goebbels is smiling.

  2. Release Covid on U.S. population to enable the Biggest Election Fraud in world history, China gets their guy in control of U.S. policies. China defeats the U.S. without firing a shot.

    Sounds like a BS conspiracy theory, but then Reality Kicks In, and here we are.

    • Yeah dude, I wouldn’t put it past China to do anything and the motives are definitely there. I’ve been rolling with lab leak for about a year now but I’m gonna give everyone the benefit of the doubt and assume it was incidental/covered up.

      However, I wouldn’t be totally surprised if it’s proven to be premeditated.

    • I agree. I’ve felt for over a year that the release of the virus was purposeful on China’s part. They wanted Trump out because he didn’t take their shit and he had the American economy smoking along. Fauci naively said in his interview with John Berman yesterday that, “Do you really think China would kill their own people”? Hell yeah they would! They have a huge population and don’t give a fuck about many of them if screwing America will advance their communist agenda. Especially, the elderly and Ugyairs (sp).

  3. My question to Redfield would be, “If your life was threatened by opposing scientists at the time why the heck didn’t you SAY SO?” He apparently didn’t want to upset the Trump derailment either, even if it meant sitting on death threats. These people aren’t as smart as we all assume they are.

    • He probably saw what the left and the media did to the National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, and thought if they did that to him, what would they do to me? Have you taken a look at what out FBI is doing these days? I seriously doubt that they would have helped or provided any protection.

      Nice to know we have all of this sciency stuff going on these days. But sure, trust the scientists who don’t allow anything to be questioned…. Why would scientists threaten the life of another scientist? Money, perhaps? Oh, but believe companies like Pfizer that everything is fine, never mind the fact that we’re hit with. $2.3B (not a typo, that’s $2.3 billion) judgement for falsifying test results and bribing doctors…..hmmm… could the same thing be going on today????
      SHUT UP OR WE’LL KILL YOU….. yeah, but science……

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