Peter Myers Digest: Covid items

(1) SARS-COV-2 leaked from Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), and it did so before September 12, 2019.
(2) Lawsuit filed against Peter Daszak and Ralph Baric over SARS-CoV-2 gain of function research
(3) Former CDC director Redfield says Fauci funded gain-of-function research: the real “conspiracy is
Collins, Fauci, and the established scientific community”
(4) Register Today to Watch ‘The Real Anthony Fauci,’ Documentary film based on RFK Jr.’s book

(1) SARS-COV-2 leaked from Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), and it did so before September 12, 2019.

The leak occurred probably not at the new BSL-4 lab 12 miles out of Wuhan city, but at the older WIV headquarters complex at Wuchang in downtown Wuhan, where Shi experimented with Coronaviruses in BSL-2 and BSL-3 labs.

On September 12, 2019, WIV’s virus and sample database was suddenly taken down in the middle of the night, without explanation.




[…] The Wuhan Institute of Virology

Last September, the House Foreign Affairs Committee Minority Staff, under the direction of Ranking Member Michael T. McCaul, released a report on the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. That report highlighted the possibility SARS-CoV-2 could have leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). However, as we continued our investigation and uncovered more information, we now believe it’s time to completely dismiss the wet market as the source of the outbreak. We also believe the preponderance of the evidence proves the virus did leak from the WIV and that it did so sometime before September 12, 2019.

This is based upon multiple pieces of evidence laid out in the report, including:

The sudden removal of the WIV’s virus and sample database in the middle of the night on September 12, 2019 and without explanation;

Safety concerns expressed by top PRC scientists in 2019 and unusually scheduled maintenance at the WIV;

Athletes at the Military World Games held in Wuhan in October 2019 who became sick with symptoms similar to COVID-19 both while in Wuhan and also shortly after returning to their home countries;

Satellite imagery of Wuhan in September and October 2019 that showed a significant uptick in the number of people at local hospitals surrounding the WIV’s headquarters, coupled with an unusually high number of patients with symptoms similar to COVID-19;

The installation of a People’s Liberation Army’s bioweapons expert as the head of the WIV’s Biosafety Level 4 lab (BSL-4), possibly as early as late 2019; and

Actions by the Chinese Communist Party and scientists working at or affiliated with the WIV to hide or coverup the type of research being conducted at there.

Genetic Modification

This report also lays out ample evidence that researchers at the WIV, in conjunction with U.S. scientists and funded by both the PRC government and the U.S. government, were conducting gain- of-function research on coronaviruses at the WIV, at times under BSL-2 conditions. Much of this research was focused on modifying the spike protein of coronaviruses that could not infect humans so they could bind to human immune systems. The stated purpose of this work was to identified viruses with pandemic potential and to create a broad-spectrum coronavirus vaccine. In many instances, the scientists were successful in creating “chimeric viruses” – or viruses created from the pieces of other viruses – that could infect human immune systems. With dangerous research like this conducted at safety levels similar to a dentist’s office, a natural or genetically modified vims could have easily escaped the lab and infected the community.

Committee Minority Staff has also identified scientists who are directly tied to the WIV, and who worked on gain-of-function research in the years prior to the start of the current pandemic, who had the ability to modify genetically modify coronaviruses without leaving any trace evidence. An American scientist. Dr. Ralph Baric, assisted in creating a method to leave no trace of genetic modification as early as 2005. And as early as 2016, scientists working at the WIV were able to do the same. This makes it clear that claims by the scientific community that SARS-CoV-2 could not be man-made because it has no genetic modification markers are disingenuous.

We conclude there is ample proof that the virus could have been genetically manipulated, and that it is vitally important we fully investigate this hypothesis to determine if that happened here.

The Cover-Up

In the original report, we laid out many of the ways the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) went to great lengths to cover up the initial epidemic, and how their cover-up likely turned what could have been a local outbreak into a global pandemic. The CCP detained doctors in order to silence them, and disappeared journalists who attempted to expose the truth. They destroyed lab samples, and hid the fact there was clear evidence of human-to-human transmission. And they still refuse to allow a real investigation into the origins. At the same time, the WHO, under Director General Tedros, failed to warn the world of the impending pandemic. Instead, he parroted CCP talking points, acting as a puppet of General Secretary Xi.

In this addendum, we have uncovered further evidence of how top scientists at the WIV and Dr. Peter Daszak, an American scientist, furthered that cover-up. Their actions include bullying other scientists who questioned whether the virus could have leaked from a lab; misleading the world about how a virus can be modified without leaving a trace; and, in many, instances directly lying about the nature of the research they were conducting, as well as the low-level safety protocols they were using for that research.

These actions not only delayed an initial investigation into the possibility of a lab leak costing valuable time, but provide further proof the virus likely leaked from the WIV. These actions also call into question the way in which U.S. government grants are used in overseas labs and call for more oversight of those grants.

The Wuhan Institute of Virology

The WIV was founded in 1956 as the Wuhan Microbiology Laboratory and has operated under the administration of the Chinese Academy of Sciences since 1978. The institute currently occupies at least two campuses – the much-discussed Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory (WNBL) in Zhengdian Scientific Park (see Figure 1), and the older facility (hereafter WIV Headquarters) located in the Xiaohongshan park in the Wuchang District of Wuhan (see Figure 2). The WNBL is a large complex with multiple buildings that house 20 Biosafety Level II (BSL-2) laboratories, two Biosafety Level III (BSL-3) laboratories, and 3000 square meters of Biosafety Level IV (BSL-4) space, “including four independent laboratories areas and two animal suites.” Construction was completed

Missing from the majority of public debates regarding the WIV is the research conducted at the WIV Headquarters, the older location in the Wuchang District of Wuhan. Located 12 miles northeast of the WNBL, in the Wuchang District, this facility remains the administrative headquarters of the WIV. In addition to the BSL-2 labs at this location, the WIV constructed a BSL-3 laboratory at the facility in 2003.

It was here, in the center of Wuhan, that Dr. Shi Zheng-li and her team conducted gain-of-function research on coronaviruses in the years leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

New LeaderShip and PLA Involvement

The WIV’s website indicates that Yuan Zhiming serves as the Dean of the Wuhan Branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and director of the WNBL BSL-4 lab. However, news posted on Weibo Douban, a PRC website, on February 7th,

2020 stated that PLA officials were dispatched to assume control of the response. The report says PLA Major General Chen Wei, an expert in biology and chemical weapon defenses , was deployed to Wuhan in January 2020 and took control of the WNBL BSL-4 lab. The posting of this information to Douban is significant given the website’s history of censoring posts critical of the CCP, including censoring words related to the Tiananmen Square Massacre. The post’s survival on a heavily CCP censored site confirms its legitimacy.

Committee Minority Staff have also received testimony from a former senior U.S. official that Gen. Chen actually took control of the WNBL BSL-4 lab in late 2019, not January 2020 as was publicly reported. Gen. Chen taking over part of the WIV demonstrates the CCP was concerned about the activity happening there as news of the virus was spreading. If she took control in 2019, it would mean the CCP knew about the virus earlier, and that the outbreak began earlier – a topic discussed further in this section.

{p. 27} The PRC government recruited 236,000 volunteers for the games, which required 90 hotels, three railroad stations, and more than 2,000 drivers. An archived version of the competition’s website from October 20, 2019, lists the more than thirty venues that hosted events for the MWGs across Wuhan and the broader Hubei province. The live website is no longer accessible – it is unclear why it was removed.

During the games, many of the international athletes became sick with what now appear to be symptoms of COVID-19. In one interview, an athlete from Luxembourg described Wuhan as a “ghost town,” and recalls having his temperature taken upon arriving at the city’s airport. In an interview with The Financial Post, a Canadian newspaper, one member of the Canadian Armed Forces who participated in the games said (emphasis added):

This was a city of 15 million people that was in lockdown. It was strange, but we were told this was to make it easy for the Games’ participants to get around. [I got] very sick 12 days after we arrived, with fever, chills, vomiting, insomnia…. On our flight to come home, 60 Canadian athletes on the flight were put in isolation [at the back of the plane] for the 12-hour flight. We were sick with symptoms ranging from coughs to diarrhea and in between.

{p. 28} At least four countries who sent delegations to the MWGs have now confirmed the presence of SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 cases within their borders in November and December 2019, before the news of an outbreak first became public.

Italy. In February 2021, researchers from Italy published a research letter in the CDC’s Emerging Infectious Diseases journal describing a case involving a 4-year-old boy from Milan. A retrospective analysis of samples taken in 2019 identified the boy, who developed a cough on November 21, 2019, as having been infected with SARS-CoV-2 three months before Italy’s first reported case. The boy had no reported travel history.73

Brazil. A March 2021 article by researchers in Brazil examined wastewater samples from October to December 2019. Previous studies have confirmed that humans infected with the virus can experience prolonged viral shedding via their gastrointestinal tract. A sample from November 27th tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 RNA, confirming the virus was circulating in Santa Catarina, Brazil months before January 21, 2020, when the first case in the Americas was reported.

3. Sweden. Sweden’s Public Health Agency said it is likely that individuals in the country were infected with SARS-CoV-2 as early as November 2019.75

4. France. Researchers in France also re-tested samples from late 2019 in an effort to identify early COVID-19 cases. They identified a 42-year-old male who presented to the emergency room on December 27th with an influenza-like illness. He had no connection to the PRC and no recent travel history. Upon re-testing, the patient’s samples were positive for SARS-CoV-2. It should be noted that one of his children also had similar symptoms before the man became sick, suggesting that the first case in France was likely earlier than December 27th.

As stated above, athletes from France, Italy, and Sweden also complained of illnesses with symptoms similar to COVID-19 while at the MWGs in Wuhan. The presence of SARS-CoV-2 in four countries, on two separate continents, suggests a common source. If, as presumed, SARS-CoV-2 first infected humans in Wuhan before spreading to the rest of the world, the 2019 Military World Games in Wuhan appears to be a key vector in the global spread – it other words, potentially one of the first “super spreader” events.

[…] In 2014, Shi and Daszak coauthored two more joint WIV-EcoHealth Alliance papers. The lead author for one of the papers, entitled “Detection of diverse novel astroviruses from small mammals in China,” was Ben Hu, a WIV researcher who was a coauthor of earlier Shi/Daszak papers. Shi is listed as the corresponding author, and the paper was again jointly funded by the PRC government (including grant no. 2013FY113500) and USAID’s PREDICT program.

The next year, in 2015, Shi provided Ralph Baric and other researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with spike protein sequences and plasmids of SCH014, one of the viruses Shi, Daszak, and WIV researchers identified in bat feces samples in 2013. American researchers used those samples to create “a chimeric virus expressing the spike of bat coronavirus SHC014 in a mouse-adapted SARS-CoV backbone.” In other words, they removed the spike protein from SHC014 and inserted it into a SARS coronavirus that was genetically manipulated to better infect mice. This work was done under BSL-3 conditions. The newly created virus was then shown to bind to ACE2 in humans, replicate “efficiently” in primary human airways cells, and withstand antibodies and vaccines. Researchers concluded that the work “suggests a potential risk of SARS-CoV re-emergence from viruses currently circulating in bat populations.” This research was funded by NIAID and the NIH under multiple awards (nos. U19AI109761, U19AI107810, AI085524, F32AI102561, K99AG049092, DK065988), USAID’s PREDICT program via EcoHealth Alliance, and the PRC government. Baric was the corresponding author.

2015 also saw the publication of another Shi/Hu/Wang/Daszak paper. Entitled “Isolation and Characterization of a Novel Bat Coronavirus Closely Related to the Direct Progenitor of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus,” it was published in the Journal of Virology. Nine of the twelve authors were WIV researchers, including Hu and Shi, who was the corresponding author. Here the WIV reported the successful isolation of a second novel coronavirus, WIV 16. The SARS-like coronavirus was isolated from a single sample of bat fecal matter collected in Kunming, Yunnan Province of the PRC in July 2013. Like previous papers, this work was supported by a NIAID grant (no. R01 All 10964) and by grants from the PRC government (including grant no. 2013FY113500).

In addition to her aforementioned work with researchers at UNC Chapel Hill, Shi also provided them with additional bat coronavirus sequences and plasmid of WIVl’s spike protein. The resulting paper, “SARS-like WIVl-CoV poised for human emergence,” was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America in March 2016. While neither Shi nor Daszak (nor any WIV researcher) are listed as coauthors, Baric was the corresponding author.

This paper is significant because the authors discuss moving from disease surveillance to creating chimeric viruses as a means of pandemic preparedness; “this manuscript describes efforts to extend surveillance beyond sequence analysis, constructing chimeric and full-length zoonotic coronaviruses to evaluate emergence potential.”

During this work, researchers produced chimeric viruses created by inserting the spike protein from WIV1 into a strain of SARS-CoV adapted to infecting mice. They subsequently tested this chimeric virus in human airway epithelial cells as well as in mice. In addition to standard BALB/c mice (a strain of albino, lab-breed house mice used in experimentation ), researchers genetically manipulated the mice to create a strain of mice expressing the human ACE2 (hACE2) receptor. While hACE2 was found primarily in the lungs of the mice, it was also present in the brain, liver, kidneys, and gastrointestinal tract. The WIV1 chimeric virus was then tested in these hACE2 expressing mice, proving that the chimeric virus could infect humans. This work was funded by NIAID and NIH awards (nos. U19AI109761, U19AI107810, AI1085524, F32AI102561, K99AG049092, DK065988, AI076159, and AI079521).

In 2016, Shi and Daszak also coauthored two additional papers focused on infectious diseases that year. One, entitled “Bat Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Like Coronavirus WIV1 Encodes an Extra Accessory Protein, ORFX, Involved in Modulation of the Host Immune Response,” was coauthored by Wang and represents a major step forward in the WIV’s work. While working on this project, WIV researchers created a reverse genetics system and used it to genetically modify WIV1, the live coronavirus that was successfully isolated in 2013 and that UNC researchers manipulated months earlier. WIV researchers created multiple versions of this virus by deleting or adding genetic information to the virus’ RNA. According to the paper, all experiments with live virus for this paper were done under BSL-2 conditions, which does not require respirators or biological safety cabinets. Nine of the eleven authors are WIV researchers, and Shi is the corresponding author. The experimentation for the paper was supported by a grant from NIAID (no. R01 All 10964) and funding from the PRC government.u

The following year, Ben Hu was the lead author of a paper entitled “Discovery of a rich gene pool of bat SARS-related coronaviruses provides new insights into the origin of SARS coronavirus.” As with previous papers, the overwhelming majority (14 out of 17) of the authors worked at the WIV. Daszak, Shi, and Wang are all listed as coauthors. Hu is the lead author and Shi is one of two corresponding authors. Daszak is credited for “funding acquisition.”

Additionally, using the reverse genetics system they debuted the previous year, WIV researchers created eight separate chimeric viruses by inserting the spike protein of various SARS-like coronaviruses into WIV1. Two of these chimeric viruses (WIVl-Rs4231S and WIVl-Rs7327S), and one natural virus, Rs4874, all replicated within hACE2 expressing cells.

To reiterate, WIV researchers created chimeric coronaviruses able to infect humans in 2017, before the WNBL BSL-4 lab became operational. This work was jointly funded by NIAID (no. R01 All 10964), USAID’s PREDICT program, and the PRC government (including grant no. 2013FY113500).

[…] The WIV’s sequence library was taken offline in September 2019 and is not “accessible for people to check.” Given the previously discussed undisclosed coronavirus research and military activities at the WIV, it is obvious that not “all” of the WIV’s work has been published. Daszak confirmed this in an interview with Nature: “we have data that we’ve gathered over 15 years of working in China — 5 years under a previous grant from the NIH — which haven’t been published yet.”

[…] WIV Disinformation Campaign Involving Peter Daszak

As we have previously explained, Peter Daszak was heavily involved in the gain-of-function research taking place at the WIV, including research that was done at BSL-2 levels and that was done while the United States had a moratorium in place on funding gain-of-function research. In addition, we have uncovered strong evidence that suggests Peter Daszak is the public face of a CCP disinformation campaign designed to suppress public discussion about a potential lab leak. Emails obtained by a third-party organization show that Daszak organized a February 19, 2020, statement in the Lancet “condemning] conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin.”

(2) Lawsuit filed against Peter Daszak and Ralph Baric over SARS-CoV-2 gain of function research

Groundbreaking lawsuit filed against Peter Daszak, Ralph Baric over SARS-CoV-2 gain of function research and hazardous release


By Mike Adams

A groundbreaking lawsuit has been filed by attorney Thomas Renz, naming EcoHealth Alliance president Peter Daszak and University of North Carolina researcher Ralph Baric as defendants, claiming they are responsible for the deaths of plaintiffs due to their involvement in funding gain-of-function research of the SARS-CoV-2 virus which is believed to be responsible for the “covid pandemic.”

According to the lawsuit, a copy of which is posted at, Daszak and Baric conspired to circumvent gain-of-function funding restrictions and transfer both money and technology to Dr. Zheng-Li (the so-called “Bat Lady”) at the Wuhan bioweapons research facility in China, where the final work on SARS-CoV-2 was conducted, weaponizing it against humanity. Once completed, the weapon was released upon the world, causing the deaths of plaintiffs.

(3) Former CDC director Redfield says Fauci funded gain-of-function research: the real “conspiracy is Collins, Fauci, and the established scientific community”

‘Fauci knows’ he funded gain-of-function research, ‘misled Congress,’ former CDC director says

“Nothing’s going to happen as long as the Biden administration is here,” Robert Redfield says, citing threats on his life for promoting the lab-leak theory.

By Greg Piper
Updated: September 16, 2022 – 12:40pm

The former Center for Disease Control and Prevention director who was cast as a conspiracy theorist for saying the evidence supported the lab-leak explanation for COVID-19 – allegedly provoking death threats – claims that the real “conspiracy is Collins, Fauci, and the established scientific community.”

Robert Redfield told former Senate Finance Committee investigator Paul Thacker that National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci “knew” he funded gain-of-function research that makes viruses more dangerous, and “misled Congress” when he denied it,” but “[n]othing’s going to happen as long as the Biden administration is here.”

“Tony and I are friends, but we don’t agree on this at all,” Redfield said in an interview published in Thacker’s Disinformation Chronicle newsletter.

“Everyone had to agree to the narrative” pushed by Fauci and then-National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins that SARS-CoV-2 emerged from a “wet market” in Wuhan, not the Fauci-funded Wuhan Institute of Virology miles away, to avoid becoming a public target of the two officials, he said.

The virologist Redfield told the immunologist Fauci from the “second or third week in January” 2020 that “I’m very concerned that he was championing this theory that it came from animals.”

The particulars of the novel coronavirus, such as the furin cleavage site and the “human” sequence in it, make clear that it’s not from bats, he said. “This thing was manipulated, orchestrated. That cleavage site was created.”

Transmission doesn’t make sense under natural evolution, according to Redfield. “You have a virus that is one of the most infectious viruses in the history of humanity, and yet that virus no longer can infect the bat? … No, this is highly abnormal.”

Redfield said he believes The Lancet spring 2020 letter that lumped in the lab-leak hypothesis with “conspiracy theories” was “orchestrated … under direction of Fauci and Collins, trying to nip any attempt to have an honest investigation of the pandemic’s origin.”

“There was nothing scientific about that letter. It was just an attempt to intimidate people,” he also said.

“Tony had over a year looking for an intermediate host” to explain the natural-evolution theory of COVID-19 “and still hadn’t found one” when Redfield went on CNN in 2021 to defend the lab-leak hypothesis, Redfield continued.

Scientific American accused Redfield of promoting a conspiracy theory based on “xenophobia,” which Redfield suspects was due to Fauci’s influence at that publication.

“I was threatened, my life was threatened,” he said. “I have letters I got from prominent scientists, that previously gave me awards, telling me that the best thing I could do for the world was to shoot myself because of what I said.”

He believes that “Fauci and Collins were behind a lot of” the conspiracy and “anti-Asian hate” claims about the lab-leak theory, and plans to elaborate in a book once Chinese Communist Party leadership changes. Redfield said “big publishers” frowned on his book proposal because it promotes the lab-leak theory. …

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“The Real Anthony Fauci,” a full-length feature documentary based on Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s runaway bestseller, will be available to watch free — for 10 days only — beginning Oct. 18 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern.

By Suzanne Burdick, Ph.D.

“The Real Anthony Fauci,” a full-length, two-part feature documentary based on Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s runaway bestseller — “The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health” — will be available to watch free, for 10 days only, beginning Oct. 18 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern.

The film, produced by Jeff Hays, exposes Fauci’s influence on government policy, the pharmaceutical industry and medical research.

It also examines the relationship between Big Pharma and the military, the outsized power of the news media and the concentration of technology companies.

The documentary’s launch follows in the wake of Fauci’s Sept. 21 admission that he was aware the “draconian” COVID-19 policies he dictated would have negative consequences on the economy and schoolchildren.

It also follows an investigation by that showed Fauci’s net worth jumped to $12.6 million between 2019 through 2021 — an increase of $5 million.

In the trailer for the movie, Kennedy said he once regarded U.S. government and health regulatory officials with admiration — but that changed when he witnessed their response to the pandemic.

Kennedy said his book is “a product of my own struggle to understand how the idealistic institutions our country built to safeguard both public health and democracy suddenly turned against our citizens and our values with such violence.”

Kennedy — a lifelong Democrat and founder, chairman and chief legal counsel for Children’s Health Defense — said he has a unique vantage point on the government response to COVID-19 because his family has 80 years of deep engagement with America’s public health bureaucracy and long friendships with key federal regulators — including Fauci, Dr. Francis Collins and Dr. Robert Gallo.

“Members of my family wrote many of the statutes under which these men governed,” Kennedy said. “They nurtured the growth of equitable and effective public health policies and defended that regulatory bulwark against ferocious attacks funded by industry.”

Kennedy added:

“I built my own alliances with these individuals and their agencies during my years of environmental and public health advocacy. I watched these figures, often with admiration.

“But I also watched how the industry — supposedly being regulated — used its indentured servants on Capitol Hill and its financial clout to systematically hollow out those agencies beginning in the 1980s, disabling their regulatory function, transforming them into sock puppets for the very industry Congress charged them with regulating.”

According to Hays, Kennedy’s book — “a phenomenon” — was “the most suppressed book of my lifetime.”

The book has sold more than 1 million copies and spent 17 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, despite having received no major media coverage or reviews by leading newspapers.

Hays told Real America’s Voice he was initially dumbfounded when he read Kennedy’s book.

“I was aware of what Fauci was doing during COVID,” he said, “but I had no idea [of] his history and the damage that he had done and the power base that he had built during the AIDS crisis and how much he hurt people all over the world as he really assembled his powerbase during that period.”

Hays asked Kennedy if he would be open to allowing Hays to create a documentary based on the book, and Kennedy said yes. But then Hays started having second thoughts.

“Half of the people that worked on this film were not willing to have their names on it, for fear of retaliation,” he explained.

After Jeff Hays Films Studio took on the project, Käla Mandrake joined the project to write and direct the film.

Mandrake is an independent filmmaker with 15 years of experience as a producer and writer in film and television, working on several award-winning HBO original series, including “Game of Thrones.”

She told The Defender it was her “privilege and honor” to write the documentary’s script.

“I was asked to write a comprehensive, chronological timeline while remaining diligently faithful to the book,” Mandrake said. “To do so was a massive undertaking and more importantly a labor of love.”

“Because Bobby had done all of the research in the book, it ended up being the fastest documentary film I have ever worked on,” she said.

Mandrake added:

“In the masterful writing of the book, Bobby not only points to the surrounding characters in this vast medical corruption, but interweaves his own personal experience of awakening — as an environmental lawyer and activist — into the world of vaccines and the criminality behind it.

“So in order to design a compelling visual interpretation of Bobby’s work, I felt it was crucial to put focus on his own battle to understand how the public health policies that his family fostered, and the health statutes which members of his family actually wrote, had systematically been undermined and overtaken by industry.

“Highlighting some of the many profound and shocking truths from the book, I also pulled prominent expert voices for interviews, did a deep dive into their professional backgrounds, and wrote up questions that, in many cases, spanned four decades. The answers are riveting and often disturbing — Bobby’s interview being perhaps the most extensive of them all.

“My research for this film included locating the most powerful archival footage to further substantiate the truths told in this story. The extensive endnotes of each chapter in Bobby’s book were paramount to this task.

“However, I soon found that the censorship of this book was so pervasive that even the links to the source material in the book had been scrubbed from many websites, leaving me to search alternative routes for the footage in some cases. That was one of the challenges that came up in my journey to design this visual counterpart to the book. Another component to the design, was to incorporate the book itself as a sort of character.”

Fauci is ‘a puppet to an even bigger, more perversive system’

Mandrake highlighted several key takeaways from the film:

Fauci’s criminal behavior stems back to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In order to understand the strategies that were employed during the COVID epidemic, the answers can be found at the beginning of Anthony Fauci’s career, when he became director of the NIAID [National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases] in the year 1984.

Once Fauci partnered with Bill Gates in 2000, profiteering, gain-of-function experimentation and the amplification of vaccination in Africa, India, America and beyond really accelerated dramatically. Starting in 2001, there was a new epidemic scare almost every other year — whether it was a bioterrorism threat or of zoonotic origin.

Fauci has utilized a specific tried-and-true ‘playbook’ with each epidemic or burgeoning pandemic over the past 40 years.

Fauci is a government employee whose finances should be transparent, and yet his payouts (and those of the scientists that work for him) are shrouded in secrecy. FOIA [Freedom of Information Act] documents on Fauci have been extremely difficult to obtain, and those financial documents that have been released are heavily redacted, which should raise a huge red flag.

Fauci is the highest-paid government employee. He earns more than the President of the United States. His net worth is approximately $12 million, and growing.

The film’s timing couldn’t be better, Mandrake said.

“As Fauci has publicly stated that he will step down as director from the NIAID in December, we may feel like the story is over. But the fight is not over after he is no longer in office,” she said.

According to Mandrake, Fauci is a figure in a larger disturbing story that continues to unfold.

“One of the most disturbing takeaways I got from Bobby’s book was that although Fauci is at the center of this 40-year corruption and his influence is enormous and worldwide — he is still a puppet to an even bigger, more perversive system in place,” she said. ==

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