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Leading scientists in the US have admitted that they dismissed the Wuhan lab-leak theory because they didn’t want to be associated with President Trump or accused of being “racist”.

When you think that scientists and public health officials couldn’t possibly beclown themselves any further, they beclown themselves further.

Chan said there had been trepidation among some scientists about publicly discussing the lab leak hypothesis for fear that their words could be misconstrued or used to support racist rhetoric about how the coronavirus emerged. Trump fueled accusations that the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a research lab in the city where the first Covid-19 cases were reported, was connected to the outbreak, and on numerous occasions he called the pathogen the “Wuhan virus” or “kung flu.”

“At the time, it was scarier to be associated with Trump and to become a tool for racists, so people didn’t want to publicly call for an investigation into lab origins,” she said.

Science is apolitical, amoral and heads where the evidence leads. Not all scientists can say the same about themselves.

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6 thoughts on “HIDING THE SCIENCE

  1. developing,,,,,

    EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak – who collaborated with the Wuhan Institute of Virology on research funded by Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease in a startling video admitted in 2016 how his Chinese colleagues inserted Spike Proteins into the SARS virus to create “Killer Coronavirus” that could infect humans.

    Now, financial ties unearthed by GreatGameIndia reveal that these experiments were funded by Google and USAID.

    Google.org, the charity arm of the tech behemoth, has been funding studies carried out by EcoHealth alliance researchers including Peter Daszak since at least 2010.

  2. PVR

    Did you do all the investigative reporting yourself or did you read this someplace

    Pete

    Your quote is very selective

    From your own link

    Alina Chan isn’t saying the coronavirus definitely leaked from a lab in China. What she is saying is what more scientists have grown comfortable discussing publicly: There’s no clear evidence either way.

    “I know a lot of people want to have a smoking gun,” said Chan, a postdoctoral associate at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University who specializes in genetic engineering and has been vocal about the need to investigate the possibility of a lab leak. “It’s more like breadcrumbs everywhere, and they’re not always leading in one direction. It’s like the whole floor is covered in breadcrumbs.”

  3. The net is closing in on the monsters.

    British doctor Peter Daszak who tried to gag Wuhan lab leak theory is FIRED from UN commission investigating COVID after he was exposed for organizing letter denying leak claim in The Lancet medical journal
    The British scientist’s profile on commission website now shows him as recused
    Daszak is president of New York-based EcoHealth Alliance, a medical nonprofit
    Earlier this month, it emerged he’d organized a letter co-signed by scientists and published in prestigious medical journal The Lancet denouncing lab leak theory
    Daszak did so despite having strong professional ties to the Wuhan Institute of Virology – the Chinese lab COVID may have leaked from
    He has for years been a strong supporter of the work of the Wuhan laboratory
    Anthony Fauci’s institute gave grants to EcoHealth to support Wuhan work
    Daszak’s passionate defense of the Wuhan lab’s work has raised eyebrows
    He said the idea that COVID-19 could have escaped from the lab was conspiracy
    Daszak insisted live bats were not kept at Wuhan, but now admits they may
    He is increasingly seen as a compromised figure without scientific objectivity

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9710875/Peter-Daszak-removed-COVID-commission-following-bombshell-conflict-report.html

  4. Gulp!

    Three-quarters of the world’s 59 labs that handle deadly pathogens receive poor scores for biosafety and security, report finds
    A report found there are 59 labs worldwide that handle dangerous pathogens
    Researchers looked at each’s biodiversity and biosecurity protections
    The results found 44 of the labs scored low – only one in four have a high score

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9709669/75-worlds-59-labs-handle-deadly-pathogens-receive-low-biosafety-security-scores.html

  5. The plot thickens.

    REVEALED: Google funded virus research carried out by Wuhan-linked scientist Peter Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance for over a decade
    Google’s charity arm, Google.org, has provided financial backing for research and studies carried out by Peter Daszak and his EcoHealth Alliance charity
    The financial ties, which were first reported by The National Pulse , are disclosed in various scientific studies dating back to at least 2010
    Daszak has faced intense scrutiny since it emerged that his charity previously worked with the Wuhan lab accused of being the source of COVID-19
    He has been removed from the COVID-19 commission looking into the origins of the pandemic after it emerged that he tried to gag the Wuhan lab leak theory
    It was not immediately clear how much funding Google has provided over the last decade to Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9712997/Google-funded-research-carried-Wuhan-linked-scientist-Peter-Daszaks-charity.html#comments

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