A signatory of the controversial Lancet journal letter – which prematurely dismissed the theory that COVID-19 traced its origins to the Wuhan Institute of Virology – was privately telling colleagues that it was impossible to “definitively state that the virus could not possibly have come from that lab,” internal emails have revealed.
The news confirms that while the general public were being told to believe something under penalty of censorship, those demanding such beliefs were, in fact, not convinced of their own claims.
The February 2020 Lancet statement – which concluded that COVID-19 occurred naturally, in animals – was leveraged by politicians, scientists, and the corporate media to silence further discussion over the origins of the virus, and the now infamous Wuhan laboratory in China.
No ‘Definitive’ Position
Charles Calisher – professor of microbiology at Colorado State University and the top of nearly 30 individuals who signed the Lancet letter – emailed several others scientists on April 19th, 2020, just weeks after the statement’s publication.
Appearing to be reacting to a news update entitled, “Director of Maximum-Security Wuhan Lab Denies Being Source of Coronavirus,” Calisher’s emails reveal private sentiments about the validity of the “lab leak” theory at odds with his publicly stated position from weeks prior.
“I do not see how anyone could definitively state that the virus could not possibly have come from that lab…”
– Charles Calisher
The statement published in the Lancet journal just 60 days prior saw over two dozen scientists affirm that “we stand together to strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin.”
“Scientists from multiple countries have published and analysed genomes of the causative agent, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), and they overwhelmingly conclude that this coronavirus originated in wildlife,” it continued.
In full, Calisher’s email reads:
“I do not see how anyone could definitively state that the virus could not possibly have come from that lab. An incidental/accidental error infecting a lab worker who subsequently and asymptomatically shed virus could have occurred. I’m not suggesting that it did occur, only that it is possible.”
The emails were released as part of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the nonprofit U.S. Right to Know (USRTK), which also revealed that scientists at the Wuhan Institue of Virology were invited to revise documents prepared for a congressional briefing.
The revelation follows a number of narrative shifts since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the admission that the Chinese Communist Party hand selected collaborate Peter Daszak to lead the World Health Organization’s investigation into the origins of the virus.
The National Pulse was the first to expose Daszak’s conflicts of interest regarding the Chinese Communist Party and his relationship with Anthony Fauci, in 2020.