Top Scientist Told Fauci Coronavirus Could Have Been Engineered. Days Later, He Called It A ‘Crackpot’ Theory. Republicans Wants Answers.

Early in the pandemic, a top scientist sent Dr. Anthony Fauci an email suggesting the coronavirus may have been engineered. The next day, this scientist was on a call with Fauci and other top doctors. Days later, he called the suggestion that the coronavirus may have been engineered a “crackpot” theory.

What was said on that call to make a scientist change his mind so quickly? That’s what two top House Republicans are now wondering, Fox News reported. Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) or the House Judiciary Committee and James Comer (R-KY) of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee sent a letter to Kristian Andersen, the scientist whose opinion changed so quickly. Andersen, a virologist at Scripps Research Institute in California, wrote to Fauci on January 31, 2020: “The unusual features of the virus make up a really small part of the genome (<0.1%) so one has to look really closely at all the sequences to see that some of the features (potentially) look engineered.” He added that he and several other scientists “all find the genome inconsistent with evolutionary theory.”

Andersen also noted at the time that his team needed more time to research the virus.

The next night, Jordan and Comer wrote, Andersen and other international virologists joined a conference call with Fauci.

“The American public does not know what happened on this call, as all emails pertaining to the content of the discussion have been redacted. But we do know what happened after,” the congressmen wrote.READ MORE