Fox News journalist and program host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night, Sept. 15 targeted the scientific community and in particular the American scientists who did not ask themselves the key question, “Where did this disease come from?
“Scientists believe nothing until they can prove it,” said “Tucker Carlson Tonight’s” host. “Scientists who simply believe what they’re told aren’t scientists at all. They are dangerous posers.” With that comment he was strongly criticizing most of the scientific community that accepted without resistance the idea that the CCP Virus was born in a market in Wuhan.
The pandemic caused by the CCP Virus paralyzed the operations of the United States and the world. Several months have passed, the economic consequences worldwide are devastating, and there is still no answer that explains reliably where the virus came from and how it developed, and something that is even worse, scientists do not seem to care.
However, as Carlson pointed out, the American scientific leadership clung to the propaganda offered by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and led the United States to believe that the virus developed in the wet markets of Wuhan and was transmitted from animals to humans.
“That’s what the Chinese government [the CCP] told our leaders. That’s what our leaders told us,” he said. “There was never any proof that it was true. There was quite a bit of evidence that it wasn’t true. But under pressure from their Chinese donors, international health organizations endorsed that explanation.”
Carlson went on to mention that U.S. officials, such as Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) began asking the essential questions that science and most of the media did not want to ask. Cotton proposed in February that the CCP Virus could have been created by man in a laboratory, but the media immediately refused to consider it.
Unfortunately, the questioning, which Carlson rightly proposed about the true origin of the virus, seems to have been left to politicians and not to the scientific community that should actively collaborate in answering the question.
In February Cotton had already spoken of considering the possibility that the CCP Virus had been created in a laboratory and not emerged from a market as suggested by the CCP.
When Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum pressed Cotton in February about his startling claim, Cotton cited a study published by Chinese scientists in The Lancet, which he called a “respected international scientific journal.”
“I’m suggesting we need to be open to all possibilities and we need to demand that China open up and be transparent so a team of international experts can figure out exactly where this virus originated. We know it didn’t originate in the Wuhan food market based on the study of scientists.”
“That’s not saying this is a bioweapon,” Cotton clarified, “but we do know they were investigating and researching coronavirus in that laboratory. It could’ve been an accidental breach, it could’ve been a worker that was infected.”
“My point is that we don’t know,” Cotton said. He then added, “Until we get all the evidence from the Chinese Communist Party, it is only responsible, not irresponsible, to keep an open mind about the hypotheses.”
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was asked in an interview published on the State Department’s website about the probability that the CCP Virus emerged in a laboratory. His response was forceful and critical of the Chinese Communist Party, which he accused of deceiving and denying information to the West from the beginning and without rest. He also stated that on several occasions the CCP was asked to admit professionals to investigate exactly the origin of the virus, but it was always denied. This is key for scientists and epidemiologists to develop vaccines and therapies to fight it.
Although there are many examples from the Trump administration that show its effort to try to discover the true origin of the virus, as explained Carlson, unfortunately it is very difficult to move in that direction if there is not total support from the media and the scientific community.