Former CDC Director Claims He Was Excluded From Meetings Because He Did Not Support a ‘Single Narrative’

Former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Dr. Robert Redfield claimed he was excluded from early meetings of the Covid-19 origin because he “had a different point of view.” Redfield described that National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins wanted to promote a “single narrative” of the virus’ origins, which Redfield believed was “not scientifically accurate.” In speaking to the House Oversight Select Subcommittee, Redfield stated, “I felt it was not scientifically plausible that this virus went from a bat to humans and became one of the most infectious viruses we have in humans. All viruses are not the same.” He added, “So when you look at coronaviruses, SARS and MERS for example, when they entered the human species which they did via an intermediate, they never learned how to go human to human. Even to this day they don’t know how to go human to human.”

From Daily Caller:

“I was quite upset as the CDC director that I was excluded in those discussions. Why would they do this? Because I had a different point of view and I was told they made a decision that they would keep this confidential,” Redfield testified.