According to the findings of a legal watchdog, Fauci -- head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since the early 1980s -- as well as the State Department, knew that China was withholding key data on the then-emerging COVID-19 pandemic, meaning, as well, that the virus was almost certainly manufactured in a lab.
In addition, according to The Epoch Times, the National Institutes of Health sent "experts" from the NIH-funded P4 lab at the University of Texas Medical Branch to instruct Chinese technicians at the Wuhan Institute of Virology about "lab management and maintenance" approximately two years before the pandemic, according to records obtained by Judicial Watch via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (and why does it take lawsuits to get information from government agencies when FOIA is already the law?).
The legal watchdog's president, Tom Fitton, said he thinks the 90 pages of communications between the NIH and the lab in Wuhan indicate clearly that Fauci's NIAID has been "hiding information on China's failure to provide essential data on COVID-19."
For instance, Judicial Watch obtained an email from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing circulated Jan. 8, 2020 by staff at NIH and the NIAID, led by Fauci, titled, “PRC Response to Pneumonia Cases Shows Increased Transparency Over Past Outbreaks, but Gaps in Epidemiological Data Remain.”
“Hi, here is the cable from US Embassy Beijing reporting on the pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan, China. It has ruled out SARS, MERS, and flu. [Redacted] confirmed it is [a] viral infection,” says an email to colleagues from Dr. Ping Chen, who was then NIAID’s top official in China.
The Epoch Times notes:
Embassy officials in the email said they were concerned that a “lack of epidemiological data” hindered better risk assessment and response by public health officials. The officials noted that because of “gaps in [detailed] information” provided by the Chinese regime and “lack of a final confirmed pathogen,” the risk to the United States and global health is “difficult to assess at this time.”
The first known cases of COVID-19 appeared in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, according to reports.
“As of January 7, the Wuhan Health Commission has reported 59 local cases of pneumonia with unknown cause,” the email says.
Lab techs from the Wuhan institute were also trained directly by experts funded by NIH in April 2018, The Epoch Times continues.
“In addition to French assistance, experts from the NIH-supported P4 lab at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston have trained Wuhan lab technicians in lab management and maintenance,” an April 19, 2018, email says.
“The Wuhan institute plans to invite scientists from the Galveston lab to do research in Wuhan’s lab. One Wuhan Institute of Virology researcher trained for two years at the Galveston lab, and the institute also sent one scientist to U.S. CDC headquarters in Atlanta for six months’ work on influenza," it continued.
In another email between the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and NIH headquarters on Feb. 23, 2018, officials with the U.S. agency were flagging "China Health News from Chinese Media." Among those flagged reports is a story published by the state-run news agency Xinhua headlined, "Chinese scientists find how bats carry viruses without getting sick" -- another indicator that Chinese virologists were likely conducting gain of function experiments in the lab involving bats.
Chinese scientists identified “bats that harbor highly pathogenic viruses like Ebola, Marburg and SARS coronavirus but do not show clinical signs of disease,” according to the report.
“According to researchers, in humans and other mammals, an immune-based over-response to one of these and other pathogenic viruses can trigger severe illness,” the report reads.
If Anthony Fauci isn't guilty of some form of treason against his own country, then there is no such thing.