Fauci-Linked Virologist Makes a Run For It — But Doesn’t Get Far

Kristian Andersen, the virologist who messaged Dr. Fauci and said that COVID-19 had “strange features” that “possibly look engineered,” deleted around 5,000 tweets and then deleted his whole Twitter account.

Andersen is the professor of Immunology and Microbiology at the highly respected Scripps Research Institute. He is Fauci’s colleague and is getting lots of attention as thousands of emails come to light that mentioned him specifically.

“The virus looks normal and its clustering suggest bats being the reservoir. The weird features make up a small portion of the genome (<0.1%) so one must study closely to find that some of these features (possibly) look engineered,” he said in an email to Dr. Fauci.

After people started asking Andersen about his contradictions, he started deleting his tweets. After he removed 5,000 of them, he said, ,,“My old tweets auto-delete.”,, Users were quick to stress that Twitter does not do that. Caught in what seems to be a lie, Andersen then deleted his whole Twitter account.

The email that kicked this chain of events off was in a group of emails obtained using the Freedom of Information Act and were from January 31, 2020.

The virologist later said in his message to Dr. Fauci: “We have a great team lined up to study this, so we should find out more by the weekend.”

Andersen also mentioned that his team had “all see the genome not consistent with evolutionary process. But we must study this more closely and there might still be more analyses to be had, so these opinions might change.”

In his paper called “proximal Origin” from of last year, Andersen said the exact opposite by pushing the idea that COVID-19 was not designed in a lab or “purposefully altered.”

Five months after this paper, Andersen got $1.88 million from the NIH.

Questions started pouring in from other experts. Professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, Roger Pielke Jr., asked Andersen what he meant by “all see the genome inconsistent with evolutionary theory.”

Andersen responded: “It means we thought – on our preliminary look – that covid-19 could have been manipulated. Turns out the data says otherwise – which is our paper’s conclusion.”

He said to Newsweek back in May that the lab theory was “purely based on speculation” and that he had not found any “good evidence” to support it.

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Author: Steven Sinclaire