The former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Robert Redfield, explained in detail during a television interview the arguments why he claims that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus escaped from a laboratory and was not transmitted from an animal as claimed by the communist regime and its allies.
The former CDC director during part of the Trump administration over the weekend spoke about the ongoing debate over the origins of the pandemic during an extensive interview with Dr. Marc Siegel aired on Fox News.
While so far the theory about the start of the pandemic that had gained traction was the transmission of the virus from a Wuhan market animal to a human being, which was fueled by CCP-friendly professionals such as Dr. Anthony Fauci and other members of the scientific community, in recent days the theory that the virus had escaped from the Wuhan infectious disease laboratory, which has close ties to the Chinese Communist regime’s military, has gained momentum again.
Redfield is one of the main proponents of the latter theory, along with most Trump administration officials. His argument is on the basis that the highly efficient human-to-human spread of the virus contradicts the behavior of other deadly coronaviruses with similar profiles, such as SARS and MERS, which first reached humans through confirmed animal contact, both of which spread at a much slower rate.
“When I said earlier that I didn’t think it was biologically plausible that COVID-19 went from a bat to an animal unknown in humans and now had become one of the most infectious viruses,” Redfield said, “that’s not consistent with how other coronaviruses have entered the human species.”
The virologist went on to say that if the virus did indeed transmit from a bat to a human, the only way it could spread as it is currently doing is because after it mutated, it entered a laboratory where “it was taught, educated and evolved so that it became a virus that could effectively transmit from person to person.”
Public calls to investigate the lab leak hypothesis had intensified since last month, when the Wall Street Journal reported that three researchers at China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan sought hospital treatment for symptoms consistent with the CCP Virus in late 2019, prior to public notification of the start of the pandemic, as reported by doctors and journalists in China who were then silenced by the communist regime.
So far, the U.S. hegemonic media and the entire left-wing political arc had attacked the theory of the virus escaping from a laboratory as a conspiratorial idea.
“I’m just giving my best opinion as a virologist, and I don’t think it’s plausible that this virus went from a bat to an animal—we don’t know that animal yet—and then went to humans and immediately learned how to be transmissible from person to person to the point of now causing one of the biggest pandemics we’ve ever had in the history of the world,” Redfield added.
As he has done on other occasions, Redfield also expressed doubts about the integrity of the World Health Organization (WHO), which concluded in a joint report with the Chinese regime authorities published in March that a laboratory leak was “extremely unlikely.”
Redfield claims that the WHO is “too compromised” by Beijing’s influence to conduct a truly transparent investigation. In fact, several allegations claim that Chinese authorities constantly restricted the professionals conducting the investigation from accessing key information to reach accurate conclusions.
The former CDC director made headlines 10 days ago when he reported receiving death threats and a significant amount of backlash from other scientists after claiming to espouse the theory that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus had originated in a laboratory in Wuhan.