Whistleblowers are coming forward regarding efforts within the State Department during December and January to stifle any probes into the origins of COVID-19. A recent Vanity Fair report detailed the lengths some of these officials were going to silence many of their colleagues over the virus’ emergence.
The report detailed how staffers were warned about investigating the Wuhan lab leak theory because it could “open a can of worms.” Officials like Thomas Dinanno, the former acting assistant secretary to Arm’s Control, Verification and Compliance at the State Department, said those warnings smelled like a cover-up.
As of now, it seems many officials within the highest levels of government were supposed to not ask questions and simply accept this explanation regarding the dawning COVID-19.
“The mutations that it took to get to the point where it is now is totally consistent with a jump of a species from an animal to a human,” asserted Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of NIAID, during an April 2020 coronavirus task force press briefing.
In a January 9 report, Dinnano described apprehension and contempt from State Department technical staff along with a lack of response to briefings and presentations on the lab leak topic. However, Dinanno was not alone. The Vanity Fair report also mentioned four other State Department employees who were warned against investigating the lab leak theory because it could “open Pandora’s box.”
Another revelation goes back to December of last year when some State Department employees received classified intelligence on three Wuhan Institute of Virology staffers who fell sick in December of 2019. This knowledge wouldn’t become publicly known until just a few weeks ago when the Wall Street Journal reported the story.