Dr. Peter Navarro, former assistant and trade advisor to former President Donald Trump has laid out the so-called “indisputable” facts that he thinks are linking Dr. Anthony Fauci to COVID-19’s origin.
Navarro hypothesizes that Fauci has funded research into creating the COVID-19 (CCP Virus) in a Wuhan lab through the federal agency under his watch—the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
In an article posted in National Pulse, Dr. Navarro claimed that Fauci used NIH grant money to fund the Wuhan Virology Lab. This American taxpayer money was routed to the Chinese lab through Peter Daszak and the EcoHealth Alliance in New York City—a non-profit organization focused on research that aims to prevent pandemics and promote conservation in hotspot regions worldwide.
Since 2014, 30 papers have been published under the auspices of a roughly $3.7 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) titled “Understanding the Risk of Bat Coronavirus Emergence,” Navarro said. Authors from the Chinese Communist Party-run scientific organizations appear in more than half of these papers, with the Wuhan Institute of Virology appearing in 13 of them.
Furthermore, both EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak and Shi Zhengli, Director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, are named grant money recipients.
Navarro cited one example study named “Isolation and Characterization of a Novel Bat Coronavirus”, in which it said that “National Institutes of Health (NIH) provided funding to Peter Daszak and Zheng-Li Shi under grant number NIAID R01AI110964.” Navarro also cited seven more occasions when the NIH has been accused of financing Shi Zhengli’s research. (Here, here, here, here, here, here, and, here.)
Furthermore, Navarro said that Fauci and NIH Director Francis Collins worked behind Trump’s back in Dec. 2017 to override a 2014 Obama Administration rule prohibiting “gain of function” technologies to boost virus lethality. According to a revelation from Australian journalist Sharri Markson, Fauci utilized a “low level” White House meeting to stay under the radar.
The trade advisor noted that just before the pandemic, Peter Daszak boasted on TV about how easy it was in the Wuhan lab to employ gain of function to make viruses more lethal.
Because of the considerable potential of a weaponized virus escaping even the most securely guarded labs, Obama’s National Security Council advised barring gain of function research. Deadly pathogens have routinely escaped from the highest security labs, including a virus that escaped from the Beijing Virology Institute and caused the first SARS virus in 2002, Navarro wrote. He noted that the U.S. State Department warned in 2021 that gain of function research could result in a weaponized virus escaping from even the most secure labs.
Last, the University of California–Irvine professor claimed that Fauci’s NIH helped fund the research of Ralph Barric of the University of North Carolina, who employed gain of function techniques with China’s infamous “Bat Lady,” Wuhan Lab virologist Shi Zhengli. Besides, many scientists now concur that COVID-19 originated in the Wuhan lab, including Dr. Robert Redfield of the Centers for Disease Control, CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, and Nicholas Wade, who has authored what could be the ultimate case in support of the lab theory.
By the end of his article, Navarro blamed Fauci for errors in judgment that led to a global pandemic that has killed millions, destroyed tens of millions of jobs, and caused trillions of dollars in economic harm to the United States and the rest of the world. He also slammed Fauci for lying to the public in a hearing on COVID-19, denying funding to the Wuhan lab while facing harsh and sharp questions from Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.). He also blamed the main culprit—the Chinese Communist Party—for the outbreak.