Emails Expose NIH, Media and Big Tech Covering Up Lab Leak Hypothesis

Last Updated on August 17, 2022 by Shaun Snapp

Executive Summary

  • The NIH, media, and Big Tech stated that the lab leak hypothesis was a conspiracy theory.
  • The emails from the NIH prove the NIH performed a cover-up.


Fauci, Collins, and many others who interacted with them at the NIH have been exposed to cover up the likelihood that the covid virus was created in a lab and leaked from a lab. This ruins the credibility of establishment media entities and Big Tech that censored this information and called it a conspiracy theory, as this article will explain.

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Reviewing the Media Coverage Before the NIH Emails

It is essential to review the coverage of the lab leak hypothesis by the establishment media and Big Tech and what Fauci and the NIH said about the lab leak. The NIH provides the “fuel” of this false contradiction. Then the establishment media and Big Tech circled the wagons around this “fake knowledge” and evidence-free hypothesis. Matt Taibbi explains the mechanism as is explained in the following video.

This illustrates a highly doctrinal media system, with journalists presenting themselves as the standard-bearers of what is true when they repeat biased claims by powerful entities. This shows the media as the victim of a massive Dunning Kreuger Effect. As soon as the establishment hypothesis is created, media entities do the work of discrediting any competing hypothesis. A competing hypothesis is then called a “conspiracy theory.” Taibbi explains that in his experience, anyone who would naturally question the establishment’s explanations is run out of establishment media. This leaves a mass of conformist journalists who the establishment easily manipulates. 

This video shows how Fauci was caught lying about the funding he approved not being gain of function research. 

The NIH Emails Are Exposed in Jan of 2022

This video shows that Fauci knew that it was most likely that the virus was made in a lab, hid this information from the public, and continues to lie about the topic. 

More on the NIH Emails

The following quotations show what was contained in the NIH emails in more detail.

This response, which included a secret Feb. 1, 2020, teleconference, was loosely detailed in previously released and heavily redacted emails. Those emails strongly suggested that Fauci and a small group of top scientists sought to promote the natural origin theory, despite having evidence and internal expert opinions that pointed to the possibility of a leak from the Wuhan lab.

Unredacted versions of some of the emails made public by lawmakers on Jan. 11 further confirm this.

The newly unredacted emails, released by House Oversight Committee Republicans, confirm and illustrate a pattern of lies and coverup. From the emails, it appears the effort was spearheaded by Fauci himself but also involved his boss, recently retired National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins, as well as Jeremy Farrar, the head of the British Wellcome Trust.

It was previously revealed that at least two scientists, both of whom had received funding from the NIH, had told Fauci during the teleconference that they were 60 to 80 percent sure that COVID had come out of a lab. The most significant new revelations in the unredacted emails come from two of these scientists, Robert Garry and Mike Farzan, who both noted the difficulties presented by the presence of a furin cleavage site in the COVID-19 virus—a feature that would later be cited as the defining characteristic of the virus. – The Epoch Times
Yes, Fauci did not once communicate the potential of a lab leak, even though he had people telling him that he knew much more than he did on the topic that a lab was the most likely source of the virus.
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Farzan, an immunologist who in 2005 discovered the receptor of the original severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus, sent his post-teleconference notes to Farrar, who then shared them with Collins, Fauci, and Lawrence Tabak—top officials at the NIH. In those notes, Farzan wrote that he was “bothered by the furin site” and had difficulty explaining it “as an event outside the lab.” Farzan noted that it was theoretically possible the virus’s furin cleavage site could have arisen in nature but that it was “highly unlikely.” The furin cleavage site is the defining feature that gives COVID-19 the ability to easily infect humans and has long been puzzled over by scientists, since no such site has ever been observed in naturally occurring SARS-related coronaviruses. – The Epoch Times

Other biologists have repeatedly observed the furin cleavage site as a telltale sign that covid is a chimera virus or genetically engineered virus. This genetic engineering was performed to provide a “gain in function” to the virus to allow it to jump to humans.

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Farzan, like scientist Kristian Andersen, who has received funding from Fauci’s NIAID, works at the Scripps laboratory. As was already known from previously released emails, Andersen had privately told Fauci on Jan. 31, 2020 that the virus looked engineered. Andersen would later spearhead Fauci’s efforts to promote a natural origin narrative. – The Epoch Times

Therefore Farzan did not care what was true. He went ahead and supported Fauci in supporting the false claim that covid was natural in origin, as Fauci could provide him with many millions in US funding for his loyalty.

In layman’s terms, Farzan concluded that the pandemic likely originated from a lab in which live coronaviruses were passed through human-like tissue over and over, accelerating virus mutations with the end result being that one of the mutated viruses may have leaked from the lab. Farzan placed the likelihood of a leak from a Wuhan lab at 60 to 70 percent likely.

The emails indicate that Farzan was cognizant that the Wuhan lab conducted these types of dangerous experiments in Level 2 labs, which have a very low biosecurity standard. This fact was later admitted by the Wuhan lab’s director, Shi Zhengli, in July 2020. Notably, since the start of the pandemic, Farzan has received grants totaling almost $20 million from Collins’s NIH and Fauci’s NIAID.

Further revelations in the newly unredacted emails came from Garry, another scientist funded by Fauci’s NIAID, who told the senior members of the teleconference group in no uncertain terms that “I really can’t think of a plausible natural scenario where you get from the bat virus” to COVID-19.

Further revelations in the newly unredacted emails came from Garry, another scientist funded by Fauci’s NIAID, who told the senior members of the teleconference group in no uncertain terms that “I really can’t think of a plausible natural scenario where you get from the bat virus” to COVID-19.

Garry cited the remarkable sequences that would have to occur naturally, telling the group that “I just can’t figure out how this gets accomplished in nature. Do the alignment of the spikes at the amino acid level – it’s stunning.” He noted that a lab-created virus would readily explain the data he was seeing, telling Fauci’s group that “Of course, in the lab, it would be easy to generate the perfect 12 base insert that you wanted.”

Along the same lines of what Farzan had said, Garry was telling Fauci’s group that it was extremely unlikely that the furin cleavage site could have evolved naturally, whereas creating it in a lab was easy.

The primary difference between Farzan’s and Garry’s view lies in whether the lab created the furin cleavage site through serial passage in human-like tissue or through direct insertion of the site. In either case, both scientists thought it was likely that the virus came out of the Wuhan lab rather than having originated in nature.

Garry’s privately stated view is even more remarkable because only a day earlier, on Feb. 1, 2020, Garry had helped to complete the first draft of the Proximal Origin paper that promoted the idea that the virus had originated in nature. That paper became the media’s and the public health establishment’s go-to evidence for a natural origin for the COVID virus.

It was published online on Feb. 16, 2020, and firmly excluded the possibility of a lab leak.

One of Garry’s co-authors for the Proximal Origin paper, Andrew Rambaut, also is cited in the newly redacted emails. In congruence with the other two scientists, Rambaut told Fauci’s teleconference group that he also was bothered by the unusual furin cleavage site. But unlike Garry or Farzan, he speculated that the virus might have arisen in another animal, a so-called intermediate host. – The Epoch Times

All of the scientists fell in line with Fauci and Collins, who did not want the public to know about the virus being made in a lab, and most likely make in a lab funded by the NIH, DOD, and other US government entities.

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The day after these three scientists shared their views with the senior members of the group, on Feb. 3, 2020, Fauci attended a meeting at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). That meeting had been urgently convened at the behest of White House Director of Science and Technology Kelvin Droegmeier, who wrote that he was seeking answers about the origins of COVID-19.

The meeting, which included a presentation by Fauci, was also attended by Peter Daszak–the person through whom Fauci had funded the Wuhan Institute of Virology–and Kristian Andersen. Fauci and his group promoted the natural origin theory to the Academy, despite having just been told on the teleconference and in subsequent emails that a lab leak provided the most likely explanation for the virus.

While they were pushing their natural origin narrative to NASEM, and by extension to the White House, Fauci and his group made no mention of their private discussions—which were taking place at the same time—that the virus most likely originated in a Wuhan lab. – The Epoch Times

There is no way around it – Fauci lied to the National Academy of Sciences and the White House. This smoking gun provides irrefutable evidence of the 180-degree difference between what Fauci knew and what Fauci communicated to the public.

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The new emails fill some of the gaps left by previous redactions, but still only cover a small portion of the many emails that remain redacted. A close examination of the newly unredacted emails reveals that none of the usual justifications for redactions, such as private information about people or threats to sources and methods, apply. Instead, it appears that all of the redactions were made solely on the basis of shielding the NIH from scrutiny over its coverup of the virus’s origins.

These efforts at obfuscation tie in with the fact that we only found out about these new emails after a months-long battle between the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the parent organization of Fauci’s NIH and NIAID, and House Republicans. – The Epoch Times

There is no reason for these emails to be redacted, and the redactions are only designed to hide the cover-up. The entire point of the redactions is to allow Fauci and the NIH to continue to lie to the public about covid.

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In order to obtain this information, House Republicans were forced to avail themselves of a rarely used law from 1928, the so-called Seven Member Rule. Under this law, an executive agency, such as HHS, is required to provide requested information when requested by seven members of the House Committee on Government Operations (now called the Committee on Oversight and Reform).

It isn’t known why Republicans haven’t used this law earlier or with greater frequency.

Eventually, HHS allowed the House Republicans’ congressional staffers to view the unredacted emails in person. The staffers then transcribed what they saw, which is how we came to know about these new revelations. – The Epoch Times

How the Establishment Media and Big Tech Provided False Information to the Public

The question of the value add of the establishment media is pertinent. If all the establishment media does is repeat information from the establishment, it essentially just scrapes the websites of the Pentagon, CIA, CCP, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Oracle website, etc… A bot can be trained to scrape these sites and spend no time thinking through what is true or verifying anything. It isn’t easy to see this as, in part, an outgrowth of the 1996 Telecommunications Act that led to a consolidation of US media into only six media companies. We have the media system that billionaires want, and it is only good at repeating the official positions.

Has media consolidation brought “economies of scale?” Consider Comcast, NewsCorp, Disney, Viacom, Time Warner, and CBS. None of these entities has any other public duty than profit maximization. 

The failure of the media to verify the wet market hypothesis is also covered in the following video.

Iraq, the war on terror, Russiagate, presenting Bill Gates as the world’s epidemiologist and expert on virology, the establishment media appears to have no natural defenses against false information provided by establishment sources and billionaires. 


The NIH, the establishment media, and Big Tech have been exposed for lying about the origins of covid. A combination of suppression, releasing false information, intimidation can pillorying those that were right all along about the source of covid being created in a lab with NIH and DOD funding.