Former CDC Director on COVID: 'Looked Like This Virus Was Engineered' in a Lab, Not From Nature

( — Contrary to the claims of Dr. Anthony Fauci that COVID likely occurred in nature, passed from bat to human, Dr. Robert Redfield, a virologist and the former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), testified that the virus has properties at the molecular level that strongly indicate it “was engineered” in a lab. 

He also testified that these properties are consistent with “gain-of-function” research that reportedly was being funded by Dr. Fauci through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to Eco-Health Alliance and on to the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China

As evidence strongly indicates, the coronavirus that has killed more then 6 million people worldwide likely was engineered in the Wuhan lab.

Dr. Redfield testified on March 8 before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis. During the hearing, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) presented a timeline of Dr. Fauci’s communications in January-February 2020 with several other scientists studying the origins of COVID.

In a Jan. 31, 2020 email, quoted by Greene,  Dr. Kristian Anderson with Scripps Research said that some of COVID-19’s “features potentially look engineered” and “the genome is inconsistent with expectations from evolutionary theory.” (Evolutionary theory refers to a naturally occuring virus that evolved in its animal host, as opposed to a man-made or engineered virus.)


Rep. Greene then asked, “Dr. Redfield, did you agre, in your opinion, with Dr. Anderson’s assessment at the time, that this virus did look engineered?”

Redfield then explained in scientific/biological terms how the coronavirus had binding properties and sequencing in it that were human, not animal. 

Why did the virus have “sequences for humans there, not bat?” said Dr. Redfield. “This was very disconcerting to me.”

“It looked like this virus was engineered,” he said. 

Rep. Greene then asked if what he saw was in line with gain-of-function research, and Dr. Redfield said yes.

The congresswoman then detailed, citing emails, how several scientists, including Fauci, had apparently decided to push the narrative that COVID likely developed in nature, passed from animal to human. This decision reportedly was reached over the span of several days, Feb. 1-Feb. 4, 2020. 

On Feb. 4, for instance, Dr. Anderson emailed the Eco-Health Alliance and said the “main crackpot theories going around at the moment relate to this virus being somehow engineered … and that is demonstrably false.” This view seems contrary to Anderson’s Jan. 31 email, in which he said COVID’s “features potentially look engineered.”

Rep. Greene asked Dr. Redfield if he was aware of any evidence that surfaced in Feb. 1-4, 2020 showing that COVID came from nature, not from a lab.

“As I mentioned earlier, unfortunately I was excluded from those conversations, which I found, retroactively, very disappointing since I was obviously a virologist and very engaged, and I had actually asked” Fauci and others “to have these conversations,” said Dr. Redfield. 

“To be excluded I found unusual,” he added.  “I think it illustrates one point that’s worth focusing on: When you have a group of people that decides there can only be one point of view, that’s problematic. And I’ll keep saying this, it’s antithetical to science. And unfortunately that’s what they did.”

In his opening statement before the House Committee, Dr. Redfield, in addition to leading the CDC for four years (2018-2021), noted, “I am a virologist by training and practice. Prior to my time at the CDC, I spent more than 20 years as a U.S. Army physician and medical researcher at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research where I served as the Chief of the Department of Retroviral Research and worked in virology, immunology, and clinical research at the forefront of the AIDS epidemic and other viral threats.

“In 1996, I co-founded the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in partnership with the State of Maryland, the City of Baltimore, and the University System of Maryland where I served as the Director of Clinical Care and Research and also served as a tenured professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology; chief of infectious disease; and vice chair of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.”


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  1. Sounds to me like Fauci and China used US taxpayer money to create a virus and release on the world to cause population decreases and then make a fortune from the vaccines that were made. Where am I wrong?

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