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:

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.

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Bobby Burack is a writer for OutKick where he reports and analyzes the latest topics in media, culture, sports, and politics.. Burack has become a prominent voice in media and has been featured on several shows across OutKick and industry related podcasts and radio stations.