(VIDEO) Exclusive Investigation: Separating rumor from fact on Covid-19’s origin


This story was first published in June of 2021.

Sharyl Attkisson investigates Covid-19 origins

  • Numerous scientific insiders are signing onto the “lab origin” theory for Covid-19 and a link to controversial research funded by your tax dollars. 
  • High profile health figures who have worked to “debunk” lab origin questions are linked to funding and vaccine research partnerships with China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV).
  • The U.S.- Chinese research involved genetically engineering bat coronavirus to make it infect human airway cells in mice, in order to invent vaccines and other therapeutics.
  • U.S. taxpayer money supported the controversial vaccine research with Chinese scientists through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Some support came from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), led by Dr. Anthony Fauci. 

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When the former head of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Dr. Robert Redfield, recently said Covid-19 likely leaked from a Chinese research lab, news headlines called it “shocking.” 

Dr. Robert Redfield on CNN: “I still think the most likely etiology of this pathogen in Wuhan was from a laboratory— you know, escaped.”

That was followed by a flurry of media reports ridiculing the notion; insisting that Covid-19 probably jumped from bats to people through an unexplained, natural route. But there’s new information that hasn’t been widely reported. A sizable segment of the research community has formed the same opinion as Dr. Redfield: that Covid-19 leaked from experiments at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. 

Jamie Metzl, World Health Organization International Advisory Committee on Human Genome Editing: “There are scientists all around the world who have told me that they believe the most likely origin of COVID-19, of the pandemic, is an accidental lab leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”

Jamie Metzl is a member of the World Health Organization International Advisory Committee on Human Genome Editing.

Additional info: About Jamie Metzl: Metzl served as Deputy Staff Director of the Foreign Relations Committee under then-Sen. Joe Biden (2001-2003); on the National Security Council (1997-99); and at the State Department (1999-01) under President Bill Clinton.

Sharyl (to Metzl): “What have you been told, and what have you found about scientists who feel like they can’t step forward?”

Metzl: “Many of these people are afraid to step forward. They’ve called it career suicide, because there are so many contentious issues, because the stakes are so high. Because the Chinese government, in collaboration, or conjunction, or maybe not even association, but with some very high-level and prominent scientists have put forward this story that I think is wrong.”

Two scientists with knowledge of the matter told me the U.S. government conducted genome sequencing almost immediately in the pandemic. Among other things, they say Covid-19 shows clear hallmarks of man’s intervention. 

French virologist Luc Montagnier, a Nobel Prize recipient, arrived at the same conclusion a year ago. He says Covid-19’s genetics reveal “manipulation.” “Someone added sequences,” he said. “It’s the work of professionals, of molecular biologists…a very meticulous work.”

Additional info: Analysis saying Covid-19 is lab-derived: Dr. Stephen Quay, M.D., PhD., CEO of Atossa Therapeutics conducted a Bayesian analysis that he says concluded beyond a reasonable doubt that Covid-19 is lab-derived.

Genetic analysis alone isn’t 100% conclusive, because results must be compared to viruses from the Wuhan lab. And sources confirm: “We never got the sample from China.” 

But scientists who spoke with me say genome sequencing, coupled with what’s known about research conducted by a U.S.-Chinese partnership, leaves them with little doubt that Covid-19 is a product of experiments.

The scientists I talked to don’t want to be quoted by name for fear of repercussions in today’s politically-charged environment. They’re highly critical that a U.S. research collaboration was allowed with China— a communist nation that has an active bioweapons program and, is arguably, our biggest world competitor and foe.

Scientists from the U.S. and the Wuhan lab joined up on experiments that involved making bat coronavirus more infectious, to try to invent a vaccine.

It’s called “gain of function” research, and it’s controversial because it could create a lethal virus that escapes and causes a pandemic. So risky, the U.S. temporarily halted such studies in 2014.

But an exception was made. The “gain of function” research underway by the U.S. and Wuhan scientists was “reviewed and approved for continued study by [the National Institutes of Health]” or “NIH.” 

Above: Excerpt from controversial 2015 Gain of Function study funded by NIH and approved to continue beyond publication date

NIH didn’t only approve the research, it paid for it with six grants of tax dollars, including from the “National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,” led by Dr. Anthony Fauci. See grant numbers in image below:

More taxpayer money from Fauci’s institute and the U.S. Agency for International Development was funneled to the coronavirus research with China through EcoHealth Alliance, a New York based nonprofit led by Peter Daszak, a zoologist who specializes in viruses transmitted from animals to people.

Additional info: EcoHealth Alliance: EcoHealth Alliance describes its mission as: “Protecting global health by preventing the outbreak of emerging diseases.” According to tax records, the nonprofit brought in $18.5 million in 2018, almost entirely from U.S. government agencies. Its biggest single, reported expense was about $5.43 million in grants to foreign governments. About 1/3 of that total, $6.3 million, was spent on salaries and other employee-related costs.

EcoHealth Alliances’ Top 5 contributors in 2018

  • $11.5 million: from U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • $2.5 million: from U.S. Dept. of Defense
  • $601,474: from U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • $783,412: from U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • $900,000: from Johnson and Johnson

Additional info: Johnson and Johnson: Vaccine maker Johnson and Johnson did not reply to multiple requests for information on its contribution to EcoHealth Alliance.

Source: EcoHealth Alliance’s 2018 IRS filing

Also working on the research, Ralph Baric at the University of North Carolina. His work centered on genetically manipulating coronavirus in part to allow for “rapid and rational development…[of]…vaccines and therapeutics.”

Additional info: Vaccine tests: Baric’s 2015 NIH-funded Gain of Function study with the lead virologist from China’s WIV involved infecting mice with genetically modified bat coronavirus and testing a “live-attenuated virus vaccination” on them: “For vaccination, young and aged mice were vaccinated by footpad injection…then boosted with the same regimen 22 d later and challenged 21 d thereafter…All experiments were conducted contrasting two experimental groups (either two viruses, or vaccinated and unvaccinated cohorts).”

Together, they teamed up with the renowned Chinese virologist nicknamed “bat woman,” at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Shi Zhingli. They engineered genetic hybrids of bat coronaviruses, successfully getting them to infect human airway cells grafted in mice. 

Additional info: China-U.S. research genetically-maniuplated bat coronavirus to make it infect human airway cells: “…plasmids containing wild-type, chimeric SARS-CoV and SHC014-CoV genome fragments were amplified, excised, ligated and purified. In vitro transcription reactions were then preformed to synthesize full-length genomic RNA, which was transfected into Vero E6 cells …Synthetic construction of chimeric mutant and full-length SHC014-CoV was approved by the University of North Carolina Institutional Biosafety Committee and the Dual Use Research of Concern committee.”

Peter Daszak, EcoHealth Alliance: “You can manipulate them in the lab pretty easily…”

Daszak talked about the collaboration in this interview [Virology Today] just before the Covid-19 outbreak. He said the team’s research was designed to stop coronavirus from crossing into people, and to help develop a vaccine for the resulting illness: SARS.

Daszak: “The logical progression for vaccines is, if you’re going to develop a vaccine for SARS, people are going to use Pandemic SARS, but let’s try to insert some of these related…and get a better vaccine.”

Additional info: From Peter Daszak Virology Today interview: In the interview published online on Dec. 9, 2019, EcoHealth Alliance’s Daszak discussed testing of modified coronaviruses on human cells and humanized mice in the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). EcoHealth Alliance, which receives most of its funding from U.S. federal agencies, has provided funds for bat coronavirus research with the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Phase 1 of a study Daszak coordinated with Shi Zhengli at WIV to catalog bat coronaviruses in China is reported to have taken place from 2014 to 2019.

Above: 2017 study partnership between Daszak and Chinese scientists from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV)
Above: Funding notice for the 2017 China-US study

As far back as 2015, numerous independent scientists objected to the “gain of function” research with China. In a published paper, a virologist at the Pasteur Institute in Paris (Simon Wain-Hobson) noted the research had produced an engineered novel coronavirus that “grows remarkably well” in human cells and “If the virus escaped, nobody could predict the trajectory.” A biodefense expert (Richard Ebright, Molecular biologist, Rutgers University) added: “The only impact of this work is the creation, in a lab, of a new, non-natural risk.”

Additional info: Coronavirus used as “vaccine vector”: Scientists have long conducted research into the “potential of coronaviruses as vectors for vaccine development” noting that, “[s]everal features make these viruses attractive as vaccine and therapeutic vectors.” Some research has involved “recombinant” coronaviruses altered in a lab, “bringing together genetic material from multiple sources.” Scientists have also noted “unique safety issues associated with virus-vectored vaccines,” warning that such vaccines could mix with wild strains of coronavirus and “theoretically generate a more pathogenic strain.”

Additional info: How viral vector vaccines work: “Viral vector vaccines use live viruses to carry DNA into human cells. The DNA contained in the virus encodes antigens that, once expressed in the infected human cells, elicit an immune response.”

In 2018, the year before China’s outbreak, U.S. State Department science diplomats visited the Wuhan Institute of Virology. They said the research conducted on bat coronaviruses was critically important. But they were so concerned about safety issues at the lab, they dispatched sensitive cables to Washington D.C. warning that the work posed a possible risk of a new SARS-like pandemic. Josh Rogin at the Washington Post later obtained and published the cables.

Additional info: About the State Dept. cables: According to sensitive U.S. diplomatic cables from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China, published by the Washington Post last July, the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) took 11 years to build the highest level biosafety lab, level 4, to research “among the most virulent viruses that pose a high risk of aerosolized person to person transmission.” Construction was finished Jan. 31, 2015 and the lab was accredited by the Chinese in Feb. 2017. The cables, dated Jan. 19, 2018, the year before the Covid-19 outbreak, found, “The new lab has a serious shortage of appropriately trained technicians and investigators needed to safely operate this high-containment laboratory.” According to the cables, the Wuhan lab “has scientific collaborations” with the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston—  supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is led by Dr. Fauci. Further, according to the cables, Fauci’s institute and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) had supported a five year study (2017) on bat coronaviruses with the Chinese scientists from the Wuhan lab and Peter Daszak of EcoHealth Alliance.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: “Obviously, there are a number of theories…”

For his part, Fauci responded to Redfield’s opinion— that Covid-19 escaped from the Wuhan lab— without addressing his agency’s funding of research at issue.

Fauci: “So Dr. Redfield was mentioning that he was giving an opinion as to a possibility. But again there are other alternatives, others that most people hold by.”

Additional info: Fauci comments about Redfield: “The alternative explanation which most public health individuals go by, is that this virus was actually circulating in China, likely in Wuhan, for a month or more before they were clinically recognized at the end of December of 2019. If that were the case, the virus clearly could have adapted itself to a greater efficiency of transmissibility over that period of time, up to and at the time it was recognized.”

Fauci declined our interview request.

Additional info: Fauci documents: The federal government has failed to lawfully respond to multiple Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests I made regarding Fauci’s emails, which are public documents. The documents are required by law to be produced within 30 days. It’s been over a year.

Above: NIH has failed to provide a lawful response to FOIA requests made over a year ago.

So did Baric, the researcher at the University of North Carolina as did Daszak— the researcher who leads EcoHealth Alliance.

Additional info: About Ralph Baric’s vaccine-related work: Baric lists his specific areas of interest as: Coronavirus Reverse Genetics and vaccine development. “We have developed infectious cDNAs from two coronaviruses,” he writes on his bio page. “Specific applications include…rearranging the coronavirus gene… development of coronavirus replicon RNAs and coronavirus replicon particles for vaccine development… Most of the research in our laboratory has used coronaviruses as models to study the genetics of RNA virus transcription, replication, persistence, and cross species transmission. We have also been using alphavirus vaccine vectors to develop novel candidate vaccines against caliciviruses.”

On Twitter, Daszak called the idea that Covid-19 links to his research— “rabbit hole conspiracies.”

The same gang of right wing media outlets are also posting fraudulent claims about my work,” Daszak tweeted. “Pure politics w/out a care for how this ultimately puts public health at risk.”

Despite Daszak’s research partnership with Wuhan lab scientists, the World Health Organization raised eyebrows by inviting him to help investigate the origins of Covid-19. That team recently issued a report saying it’s “extremely unlikely” the virus came from a lab. 

Additional info: WHO findings: In February, a World Health Organization (WHO) team claimed: “The findings suggest that the laboratory incidents hypothesis is extremely unlikely to explain the introduction of the virus to the human population.” 

Additional info: Risk of experiments: Daszak acknowledged in a 2015 presentation that experimenting on coronavirus with the “humanized” mice have the highest degree of risk.

Sharyl to Metzl: “Do you have any idea who was behind the effort in the United States to controversialize the mere asking of the question about whether it came from a lab early on?”

Metzl: “Absolutely. I have repeatedly called for Peter Daszak to be removed from the WHO Organized International Advisory Committee looking into the origins of the pandemic, and the reason why I have done so is Peter has a tremendous conflict of interest as someone through his organization, the EcoHealth Alliance, who is a significant funder of Gain of Function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”

Metzl says Daszak and EcoHealth Alliance were a driving force behind efforts to discredit questions about a lab origin of Covid-19 as “crackpot theories.” 

Additional info: Attempts to discredit China lab link: Early in the pandemic, as reporters followed the Covid-19 trail, medical journals added “Editors’ notes” on the bat coronavirus studies involving China in an attempt to debunk any lab ties at the outset. The notes read: “March 30, 2020, We are aware that this article is being used as the basis for unverified theories that the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19 was engineered. There is no evidence that this is true; scientists believe that an animal is the most likely source of the coronavirus.”

They helped orchestrate a letter signed by prominent scientists labeling talk of lab origins as “conspiracy theories.” Their own ties to the Chinese lab in question were omitted.

Metzl: “This letter was considered at the time, very credible. There were a number of Nobel laureates who signed it. And only later did it come out through a Freedom of Information request that the entire process had been managed and manipulated, and it really took the better part of a year.”

As the question is debated, five scientists who spoke with me said the sensitive U.S. research with China should never have been allowed. 

One source, a medical doctor, says it was “irresponsible” to “partner with China on how to make [coronavirus] more infectious.” Another, also a medical doctor and biodefense expert says, “Hell, no, it’s not a good idea…[China has] an active bioweapons program, a very good one…and you’re going to cooperate with them on gain of function research? Somebody’s IQ dropped sharply when that decision was made.”

Additional info: State Department Fact Sheet Jan. 15, 2021: On January 15, shortly before the end of Trump’s presidency, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a Fact Sheet about the origins of Covid-19. It said “several researchers inside the WIV became sick in autumn 2019 . . . with symptoms consistent with both COVID-19 and common seasonal illnesses.” It also stated that the Wuhan Institute of Virology had not disclosed all of its related work, and collaborated on secret projects with China’s military. In public statements, Pompeo has said there’s “enormous evidence” supporting the idea that Covid-19 leaked from the Wuhan lab.

Shi, of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, has been firm in her denial of anything to do with Covid-19 calling the virus, “nature’s punishment on the human race.” “I swear on my own life that the virus has no connection with the laboratory,” Shi said in a statement. “To those people who believe in and are spreading the rumours perpetrated by third-rate media outlets… I would like to give this advice: Shut your dirty mouths!”

Additional info: Biden administration: The Biden administration has called on the Chinese government to be more transparent and asked WHO to complete a full and independent investigation.

Additional info: Petition: About 1,000 people have signed onto a petition created by independent scientists asking WHO and EcoHealth Alliance’s Peter Daszak to explain more about the 2019 research that was taking place during the time the pandemic broke out. 

Additional info: Ongoing U.S. funding for China’s WIV and EcoHealth Alliance: With the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s (WIV) possible role in the Covid-19 outbreak an open question, the Trump Administration cancelled remaining funding for the EcoHealth Alliance research with WIV on April 27, 2020. After receiving political backlash for the cancelled funding, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reinstated the grant, but made China receiving additional funds contingent upon WIV answering questions about the lab’s practices and the Covid-19 outbreak; and providing a virus sample. EcoHealth Alliance criticized the conditions saying it made the research “impossible.” On Aug. 27, 2020, it was announced that the National Institutes of Health had awarded an even larger grant of taxpayer money, $7.5 million, to EcoHealth Alliance. EcoHealth Alliance is now reportedly one of 11 institutions and research teams approved to receive part of an $82 million bundle of U.S. tax money to study viruses crossing from nature into people, and rapid response strategies.

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When the former head of the Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Robert Redfield, recently said Covid-19 likely leaked from a Chinese research lab, news headlines called it “shocking.” 

Dr. Robert Redfield on CNN: “I still think the most likely etiology of this pathogen in Wuhan was from a laboratory— you know, escaped.”

That was followed by a flurry of media reports ridiculing the notion; insisting that Covid-19 probably jumped from bats to people through an unexplained, natural route. But there’s new information that hasn’t been widely reported. A sizable segment of the research community has formed the same opinion as Dr. Redfield: that Covid-19 leaked from experiments at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. 

Jamie Metzl, World Health Organization International Advisory Committee on Human Genome Editing: “There are scientists all around the world who have told me that they believe the most likely origin of COVID-19, of the pandemic, is an accidental lab leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”

Jamie Metzl is a member of the World Health Organization International Advisory Committee on Human Genome Editing.

Sharyl (to Metzl): “What have you been told, and what have you found about scientists who feel like they can’t step forward?”

Metzl: “Many of these people are afraid to step forward. They’ve called it career suicide, because there are so many contentious issues, because the stakes are so high. Because the Chinese government, in collaboration, or conjunction, or maybe not even association, but with some very high-level and prominent scientists have put forward this story that I think is wrong.”

Two scientists with knowledge of the matter told me the U.S. government conducted genome sequencing almost immediately in the pandemic. Among other things, they say Covid-19 shows clear hallmarks of man’s intervention. 

French virologist Luc Montagnier, a Nobel Prize recipient, arrived at the same conclusion a year ago. He says Covid-19’s genetics reveal “manipulation.” “Someone added sequences,” he said. “It’s the work of professionals, of molecular biologists…a very meticulous work.”

Genetic analysis alone isn’t 100% conclusive, because results must be compared to viruses from the Wuhan lab. And sources confirm: “We never got the sample from China.” 

But scientists who spoke with me say genome sequencing, coupled with what’s known about research conducted by a U.S.-Chinese partnership, leaves them with little doubt that Covid-19 is a product of experiments.

The scientists I talked to don’t want to be quoted by name for fear of repercussions in today’s politically-charged environment. They’re highly critical that a U.S. research collaboration was allowed with China— a communist nation that has an active bioweapons program and, is arguably, our biggest world competitor and foe.

Scientists from the U.S. and the Wuhan lab joined up on experiments that involved making bat coronavirus more infectious, to try to invent a vaccine.

It’s called “gain of function” research, and it’s controversial because it could create a lethal virus that escapes and causes a pandemic. So risky, the U.S. temporarily halted such studies in 2014.

But an exception was made. The “gain of function” research underway by the U.S. and Wuhan scientists was “reviewed and approved for continued study by [the National Institutes of Health.]” or “NIH.” 

NIH didn’t only approve the research, it paid for it with six grants of tax dollars, including from the “National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,” led by Dr. Anthony Fauci.

More taxpayer money from Fauci’s institute and the U.S. Agency for International Development was funneled to the coronavirus research with China through EcoHealth Alliance, a New York based nonprofit led by Peter Daszak, a zoologist who specializes in viruses transmitted from animals to people.

Also working on the research, Ralph Baric at the University of North Carolina. His work centered on genetically manipulating coronavirus in part to allow for “rapid and rational development…[of]…vaccines and therapeutics.”

Together, they teamed up with the renowned Chinese virologist nicknamed “bat woman,” at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Shi Zhingli. They engineered genetic hybrids of bat coronaviruses, successfully getting them to infect human airway cells grafted in mice. 

Peter Daszak, EcoHealth Alliance: “You can manipulate them in the lab pretty easily…”

Daszak talked about the collaboration in this interview just before the Covid-19 outbreak. He said the team’s research was designed to stop coronavirus from crossing into people, and to help develop a vaccine for the resulting illness: SARS.

Peter Daszak: “The logical progression for vaccines is, if you’re going to develop a vaccine for SARS, people are going to use Pandemic SARS, but let’s try to insert some of these related, and get a better vaccine.”

As far back as 2015, numerous independent scientists objected to the “gain of function” research with China. In a published paper, a virologist at the Pasteur Institute in Paris (Simon Wain-Hobson) noted the research had produced an engineered novel coronavirus that “grows remarkably well” in human cells and “If the virus escaped, nobody could predict the trajectory.” A biodefense expert (Richard Ebright, Molecular biologist, Rutgers University) added: “The only impact of this work is the creation, in a lab, of a new, non-natural risk.”

In 2018, the year before China’s outbreak, U.S. State Department science diplomats visited the Wuhan Institute of Virology. They said the research conducted on bat coronaviruses was critically important. But they were so concerned about safety issues at the lab, they dispatched sensitive cables to Washington D.C. warning that the work posed a possible risk of a new SARS-like pandemic. Josh Rogin at the Washington Post later obtained and published the cables.

Dr. Anthony Fauci: “Obviously, there are a number of theories…”

For his part, Fauci responded to Redfield’s opinion— that Covid-19 escaped from the Wuhan lab— without addressing his agency’s funding of research at issue.

Dr. Anthony Fauci: “So Dr. Redfield was mentioning that he was giving an opinion as to a possibility. But again there are other alternatives, others that most people hold by.”

Fauci declined our interview request. So did Baric, the researcher at the University of North Carolina as did Daszak— the researcher who leads EcoHealth Alliance. On Twitter, Daszak called the idea that Covid-19 links to his research— “rabbit hole conspiracies.”

The same gang of right wing media outlets are also posting fraudulent claims about my work,” Daszak tweeted. “Pure politics w/out a care for how this ultimately puts public health at risk.”

Despite Daszak’s research partnership with Wuhan lab scientists, the World Health Organization raised eyebrows by inviting him to help investigate the origins of Covid-19. That team recently issued a report saying it’s “extremely unlikely” the virus came from a lab. 

Sharyl to Metzl: “Do you have any idea who was behind the effort in the United States to controversialize the mere asking of the question about whether it came from a lab early on?”

Metzl: “Absolutely. I have repeatedly called for Peter Daszak to be removed from the WHO Organized International Advisory Committee looking into the origins of the pandemic, and the reason why I have done so is Peter has a tremendous conflict of interest as someone through his organization, the EcoHealth Alliance, who is a significant funder of Gain of Function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”

Metzl says Daszak and EcoHealth Alliance were a driving force behind efforts to discredit questions about a lab origin of Covid-19 as “crackpot theories.” 

They helped orchestrate a letter signed by prominent scientists labeling talk of lab origins as “conspiracy theories.” Their own ties to the Chinese lab in question were omitted.

Metzl: “This letter was considered at the time, very credible. There were a number of Nobel laureates who signed it. And only later did it come out through a Freedom of Information request that the entire process had been managed and manipulated, and it really took the better part of a year.”

As the question is debated, five scientists who spoke with me said the sensitive U.S. research with China should never have been allowed. 

One source, a medical doctor, says it was “irresponsible” to “partner with China on how to make [coronavirus] more infectious.” Another, also a medical doctor and biodefense expert says, “Hell, no, it’s not a good idea…[China has] an active bioweapons program, a very good one…and you’re going to cooperate with them on gain of function research? Somebody’s IQ dropped sharply when that decision was made.”

Shi, of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, has been firm in her denial of anything to do with Covid-19 calling the virus, “nature’s punishment on the human race.” “I swear on my own life that the virus has no connection with the laboratory,” Shi said in a statement. “To those people who believe in and are spreading the rumours perpetrated by third-rate media outlets… I would like to give this advice: Shut your dirty mouths!”

This story was first published on April 24, 2020.


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174 thoughts on “(VIDEO) Exclusive Investigation: Separating rumor from fact on Covid-19’s origin”

    1. Vaping pneumonia started in August 2019. Nobody tests covid on those cases. E- cigarette users are worldwide, but only American users had respiratory outbreak. Why?

      1. June/July 2019 Maryland , Fort Detrick Level 4 BioLab leak ,hundreds of residents in vicinity fell sick with respiratory disease. Why? CDC closed it in August 2019.

        1. Sara M. Woods Kender

          Truth…..I saw on a post in CHD . A woman and her husband were living near by…got a weird upper respiratory ‘flu’. Dec 2019. We know it was here at least in August.

        2. So seldom I see Fort Detrick mentioned, when in fact it was the epicenter of gain of function development world wide and source of many local and wider outbreaks. Plague of Corruption, provide its most intimate information by someone who for years was on inside and Fauci’s decades of criminal activities that went on there for decades. Fauci hold patents and makes big money from public investments. America doesn’t really have much of a medical system as a Cure for anything is the last product they even want to come up with. A MD/JD medical doctor friend warned me long ago, “There’s more politics in MEDICINE than in Politics.

        3. And how many cases have been reported worldwide re flu/virus infections within proximity of biolabs? [perhaps these go unreported]

        1. I know it was already here because my daughter had covid symptoms in February 2020! Tested negative for flu A & flu B ans streptococcus ! Dry cough that sounded like croup! Nasal congestion with no mucus or real reason to feel congested. Inability to taste food. Finally, antibiotic alone wasn’t working. Finally did an albuterol sulfate nebulizer treatment at home and was 80% better the next day!! Another 2 daily treatments and she was cured!

          Months later, a dr. In Texas was interviewed ans revealed he was using the same treatment to treat covid because he couldn’t get HCQ!

          (Her meds were slightly expired because she hadn’t used it in years and it still worked!)

          1. I’ll try albuterol. Nebulizers are inexpensive to purchase. H2O2 diluted down from 3% was recommended by my doctor. I breathed it in for 2 or 3 minutes a few times per day.
            The simple oxygen release kills virus on contact in mouth and nose where multiplication first occurs, It’s instant protection of killing gives your lungs an immediate break from the illness. So, in a few minutes it probably changes any outcomes of a “test” dramatically too.

        1. Webb has been at the forefront and he needs to be acknowledged more often. In a world where a legit Free Press is represented by TV Media–Webb would be a trusted News Anchor. Perhaps we will live to see this day come.

    2. If Sharyl and Jennifer Zeng teamed up to report this on Sunday morning, it would be fabulous. Jennifer had the full story all along and is also very credible. A perfect pair for this story- my 2 favorite reporters.

    3. The lab in Wuhan China is also owned by the world’s health organization As I understand it.. The CDC had a patent on this virus back in 2003 as well as a pattent the testing and vaccine…as of now there has not been 1 sars 2 genome mapped…this is sars 1 and there is nothing novel about it…I’ll find the reading if anyone wants email me

    4. Dear Sharyl, I’m writing from Italy, where we had a very regime creation following all of the MSM lies on the false pandemic that created a situation that incompetent governments were very culprit of many many crimes.
      In italy and all of EU nations are in a very criminal situation of dictature and everyday we are experimenting what Ukraine nazism is doing from 2014 and before. Political parties of opposition we had in past are now non existent, political elections born from precedent crisis are a demential example of another way to have regime change and a very new dictature, almost all EU nations maken sanctions to Russia obtaining a very enormous economical crisis (while Russia is flourishing from all aspects), poor people in one year decuplicated, and almost all we have very concern of our future. Many problems came from last Usa president (a parkinsonian which is for sure manipulated) and american diktats on a war lost before the start bring us in a real situation of war and whenever Russia decide to bombing us we are with no defences at all, and……. WE DO NOT WANT A WAR for american interests.
      All the continue american provocations obtained 3/4 of the world pratically isolated western nations and Dollar is falling rapidly. And you can see France finally going to finish that demential situation, soon many other european nations will follow fench example, I hope also italy (but italian people are a very sheep people which in last 3 years demonstrated to are not ready to change things also if in front of immense number of crimes of the governments). All of that is the signal of the very fall of capitalist, neoliberist, colonialist behavior of western failed system. African nations are throwing out French, american, english assets from their nations and Russia and China are takung all the positions that were of west, Middle East also seeing double standards on Israelian and american behavior are going to make a sole thing to send home the western axis of evil. Thinking of all of the situations described, Sharyl, what do you think?
      Please, all of you must excuse me for little english.

  1. Nice work Ms. Attiksson. Your report confirms my research and previous reports I have published on this topic. Other interesting information includes the timing of Event 201, a simulation of a global coronavirus pandemic conducted by the WEF, the Gates Foundation, the CDC from the US & China, the media, UN, central banks and J&J in Oct 2019. Just before the actual outbreak occurred.

    Event 201 took place the exact same day as the world military games opening ceremony was held in Wuhan China, where military’s from 110 nations were all at ground zero, just weeks before the world learned of covid. Strangely, nobody wants to talk about the games. There are reports of athletes getting sick after retuning home from the games. I could go on, but instead will just thank you for this report.

    Spiro

    1. In my research, every single member of the Canadian team became sick during the games and arrived home in Canada to be quarantined. The CCP “worked” with Canada to keep the whole incident mum. I will leave it to your own searching to understand what “worked” means.

    2. Covid is a bioweapon, jointly developed and funded by China and the US. It was intentionally released by the US during the Military Games in a False Flag / Blow Back operation. The US could point a finger at China. The response wasn’t incompetent, it was planned. Only 6% of the reported 500,000 US deaths were from Covid, the rest were from other causes and Covid was present. This means only 30,000 of the deaths were caused by Covid, half the yearly number of deaths from influenza in the US.

  2. Sharyl, thank you for this eye opening report. What I have suspected is true about the origin of the virus. What is shocking is how deep and wide the conspiracy has been to fool the world that our government along with the Chinese developed a virus to make it have “enhanced functions” which to me is another term for bio weapon which could, without vaccine, wipe out the world. Now I wonder what other enhanced function viruses may have been cooked up in a government lab.

    1. Shouldn’t we form protests for transparency on this important matter. Maybe make “visual factual charting” showing the factual relations between the key players….and organizations. How do we educate the public to understand these corrupt connections? It is right in front of our eyes but no one seems to care. The elephant in the living room is not wearing a mask Mr. Fauci. Or maybe they have heard immunity.

      1. Of course we should. The US public is shellshocked, demoralized and depressed after 16+ months of lockdowns, mask mandates, coercive vaccinations, and a 24/7/365 propaganda campaign disseminating non stop panic porn. We must form community groups and resist this growing tyranny. To some extent it is
        already happening.

    2. Maybe we need to make a “visual factual chart” showing the factual relations between the key players….and organizations. How do we educate the public to understand these corrupt connections? It is right in front of our eyes but no one seems to care.

      The elephant in the living room is not wearing a mask Mr. Fauci, or maybe he has Hurd immunity.

  3. Thank you for posting this! I have been praying foe over a year now that the truth would come out about everything and everyone involved. People have died because of the lying that we’ve endured for years by the global elite people and organizations spinning their web to make money, get rich and depopulate the globe! The “leak” may have been accidental, but the research wasn’t accidental at all. Those responsible for such deadly “gain of function” research to create a “vaccine” need to be exposed.

    May God allow all involved to be exposed and held to account so those who suffered may be vinidicated!

  4. Most of this information was coming out last year on January 28 when Professor Charles Lieber was arrested by the FBI for lying when questioned about the Coronavirus. Sharyl, an Emmy winning journalist, did a good job verifying and putting everything together in this article.

    It is also known that Jeffrey Epstein and a team of American scientists and Bill Gates were involved with Lieber and his Wuhan project. I do not trust the people funding and performing this research. President Trump tried to have a real investigation and was obstructed by Congress and the Deep State. The coverup has been blatant especially with Daszak investigating a project that he was also funding.

  5. Thank you Sharyl. Very sobering. I am deeply concerned about the deep-6 of your FOIA request. Obviously, that’s not the only thing to be concerned about. It seems “novel” to me that pointing out conflicts of interest is tantamount to holding “crackpot theories.” To close, yes, the US working with China on this high-risk experimentation, does justify speculation about the IQ of those involved in making such decisions. The only other explanation I can think of would be some sort of Faustian bargain. Sometimes, redemption moves too far beyond the reach of regret and even remorse. But I actually feel secure in doubting that there is either regret, or remorse. Hubris and narcissism have made history through eons, and few of those with these traits exhibited anything a reasonable person would recognize as regret. Let alone remorse.

  6. I believe that the NIH was involved with the Wuhan Lab as explained in this article. Further, I believe the Chinese Government weaponized the virus once they recognized the virus had accidentally escaped from the lab.

    Biological warfare requires a vector to spread the virus. That vector was infected Chinese. They traveled from Wuhan around the world spreading the virus. The gestation period is 14 days. Wuhan was locked down for travel within China but, not for air travel outside of China. The rest is history.

    A failure to hold China accountable is a grave mistake. They will attempt this type of an attack again. It is far cheaper than economic or physical warfare and they have a compliant target. The rest of the world of nations.

      1. Is it possible that after having weaponized the virus and even manipulating it further, that the very virulent strain evident in India now could have been deliberately introduced by their “friends” across the border? So much we don’t know.

  7. Excellent chronology Ms. Attkisson…and might I add I’m an admirer of your reporting.

    Indeed many of the ‘Gain of Function’ Papers were published prior to ‘Event 201’ clearly identifying these studies authored by people now caught up in ‘smear campaigns’ or have simply ‘disappeared. Independent researchers have long ago concluded C-19 was engineered but have been censored or simply drowned out by Propagandists.

    Deep inside the ICs of many Nations Bio-Defence experts ‘likely’ came to this very conclusion long ago and reported their findings to their ‘superiors’ only to be succinctly ‘dismissed’ after a cursory ‘thank you’. Those in the ‘trade’ generally recognize the ‘Tenor’ and ‘Body Language’ presented to the proferror of ‘bad news’ to know when their silence is required, as is often the case.

    The big question before us now is whether its release was accidental or deliberate (with a few ‘outliers’ that don’t believe it exists at all).

    I do find it curious, however, that the Chinese knowing of its effects, while restricting travel within their own country, did nothing to stop the exodus of its citizens sojourning to the ‘four-corners of the Earth’ during the largest annual holiday celebrated World-wide: The Chinese Lunar New Year. Holiday travelers make excellent disease ‘vectors’ in that regard.

    Determining motives is much more complex as each ‘regime’ generally responds to crises as their Politics dictates.

    ‘Never let a crisis go to waste…’ I believe is a popular retort.

  8. You are one of few true reporters. Have you looked into the level 4 bio research lab the government has built in Manhattan, KS? They are going to be working with viruses that are harmful to animals and humans but have no cure. All this in the center of our agriculture. There goes our food supply. So a Wuhan lab in the middle of our country. This can lead to nothing good. Please look into this.

  9. Sharyl,
    Have you contacted or followed media on Dr .Li-Meng Yan of Hong Kong University. She has written several papers on SARS-Cov-2 pertaining to “gain of function” research. Additionally, she reports that the Chinese Military was actively involved in that research.

  10. There are a few other things that happened in Feb 2020… that suggest China knew they had a problem with the lab… https://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/zxxx_662805/t1745270.shtml (read 4th paragraph knowing that the Chinese would never actually admit an problem) and then this https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8003713/China-appoints-military-bio-weapon-expert-secretive-virus-lab-Wuhan.html The same day Xi gives a speech about the need to tighten biosecurity he puts their top bioweapons expert in charge of the lab.

  11. Did the CCP turn this thing loose to slow our economy down to get Trump out of office? Did they turn a more contagious strain loose on their new enemy India? Are they putting out more strains to sell more vaccines and PPEs. Why are not more Countries upset about germ warfare.

    1. Because Xi along with other political and corporate leaders who embrace globalism are a part of WEF/YGL who have embedded in them a technocratic ideology of global governance through the great reset /build back better/new world order agenda by designing and implementing such a global crisis to through chaos cause the ignorant to submit to their totalitarian control.

      Many should go after WEF/YGL along with its members of which this plandemic is the brainchild of to exploit the chaos to further their agenda.

      https://sociable.co/government-and-policy/timeline-great-reset-agenda-event-201-pandemic-2020/

      https://wikispooks.com/wiki/WEF/Young_Global_Leaders

      https://www.glennbeck.com/contributor/revealing-joe-bidens-deep-ties-to-the-radical-great-reset-movement-and-its-globalist-leaders

  12. It is unconscionable that Dr. Fauci remains in charge of the covid pandemic in the United States. I question also whether he should remain employed by NIH.

    1. If all of the information continues to confirm what Sharyl has reported then he should not only be removed from his position but I think he should end up in prison.
      It appears he has known all along where this virus came from and yet has continually lied to the American public.

  13. Sharyl, as usual, you hit it out of the park! Thanks for your hard work on this! I’m shocked that we have people in our country who would inflict such a dangerous virus on people. Now I’m beginning to wonder if AIDS really was man-made, as with MERS, Ebola. I wonder if all of this is to maintain the super wealth of Big Pharma & bureaucrats, forsaking people’s lives. You see very costly drug cocktails are basically sustaining AIDS victims, as they have to .maintain these regimens for the rest of their lives. This is all very tragic and frightening! One thought about this virus “accidentally” escaping from the Wuhab lab…if this were the case, then how did Fauci know in early 2017 that “President Trump would most likely dealing with a very serious epidemic” in his Presidency? Seems suspicious to me that it was “accidental”.

    By the way, you should interview Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche, a Belgian DVM and virologist. He’s been demonetized by You Tube because he has cast severe doubt on Vaccines & says these mRNA shots actually kill your antibodies, so that it’s difficult to fight off viruses.

    1. I would go even further – where did viruses come from to begin with? The whole virus origination is very sketchy to say the least…

  14. I have always loved your work, Sharyl Attkisson. Americans have a hunger to simply know the truth in what is going on in the world of news.

  15. I wish your work were more widely known. Some news anchors like Tucker Carlson, Mark Levine or Mike Knowles should invite you on their shows for a long-form interview. Your work is exceptional.

  16. Great job! I’m reminded of a year ago when the “crackpot,” “nutty as a fruitcake,” Judy Mikovits accused Fauci of many things related to Coivd-19 and she was thoroughly trashed by Fauci, NIH, WHO, the media, etc., as a fraud and worse. Judy may have been a bit too conspiracy theorist, but one thing that she clearly pointed out was that this virus could have only originated from two places: The Wuhan lab or Fort Detrick (where Dr. Birx worked), that this virus could not have evolved from human interaction with bats. Maybe Mikovits wasn’t such a “crackpot” or ‘nutty as a fruitcake.”

    How is it that Fauci funded the study of coronaviruses in 2017 thru NIAID but was completely clueless about Covid-19 in Dec. 2019? Did he not get periodic reports from the Wuhan lab? Why would he, at least up until 2/18/2020, continue proclaiming that this virus would be “no big deal” to America? Has not Fauci, or his NIH underlings, ever read the 2006 coronavirus study re: bats by the U. Hong Kong (https://cmr.asm.org/content/20/4/660 + various updates) published by the Amer. Society of Microbiology, and if so, why were they surprised? There were signs along this road and Fauci was either incompetent, or intentionally deceptive (like with masks, herd immunity achievement, etc.).

    Fauci has been at NIH for 38 years, how many people are ever at the top of their game for 38 years? This guy should have retired and faded away after his epic failure with the H1N1 virus – Ron Klain said that they “did every possible thing wrong.” But he adores the attention and that attention will likely turn on him and he’ll wish he had faded away 6/7 years ago.

  17. Great work! Will you now investigate who and why treatments, especially early, have been suppressed? Big money and power behind that story!

  18. Dear Sharyl:

    Conclusions that may be drawn from your work might include:

    1. Dr. Fauci has lied to the public he’s sworn to protect, specifically by covering up when the FDA lead said that COVID-19 was “most likely” manmade and leaded from WIV.
    2. Dr. Fauci has possibly benefitted financially from the US/CCP WIV collaboration and intergovernmental funding.
    3. EcoHealth has benefitted financially from monies coming from US taxpayers and used it to fund this bat virus, gain of function work that resulted in nothing for SARS-1, yet provided the deadly novel SARS-COVID-2.
    4. CCP gained on its adversaries by weakening them physically, financially, militarily.
    5. Big Pharma has enjoyed a risk-free windfall in producing, marketing, and distributing these experimental mRNA “vaccines” to use on the public as lab animals for its experiments in DNA modification.

    Please edit my stream of thought list.

    Thank you for doing your kind of journalism: pursuing truth, itself, with courage and vigor.

    Sincerely,
    -BT

    1. I care more about what they are now doing to us, even as much as how this happened and especially how very shoddy the reporting and data gathering has been – all strategic errors resulted in Democrat political gain.

      You wrote: “5. Big Pharma has enjoyed a risk-free windfall in producing, marketing, and distributing these experimental mRNA “vaccines” to use on the public as lab animals for its experiments in DNA modification.”

      NB: The generation that remember the major thalidomide horror – will never accept without question any new drug or treatment as “safe and effective”.

      Any risk to “prevent” a condition with a 99% cure rate on its own gives one pause. What will ever cure the hysteria? Why were we so ripe to take a concern and turn it into a national control freak hysteria. Plumbing the psychology of our nation, and even the world is another unfolding chapter.

      I was too young for the actual origins of the McCarthy Era, to understand what was it in the national psychology that let it control and grip our nation for so long? What were the parallels to the same impact now, even though the factual patterns may differ

      McCarthy Era vs Covid Hysteria? Compare and contrast as the professor might say.

      The unsettling nature of instant electronic global communications impacting every part of our lives – compared to the unsettling impacts of post WWII?

      Global powers that be manipulating the world stage in ways we can’t see or understand? Capitalism vs Communism then — and now Communism vs Capitalism. (In broad definitions)

      1. Apt & insightful remarks. Have had similar thoughts re: McCarthy era. Perceived Existential threats versus actual existential threats get brilliantly manipulated by those who know how to pull the levers — all the time. This is the war game we’re all unwittingly caught in.

      2. Daniel Goorevitch

        There has always been an endless supply of mass hysteria movements. “The end is at hand!” may have been one of the first things a human being ever said to a crowd. I think they stem from a fear of death, for starters. It’s easier to accept one’s personal death if that is made universal. The end of the world has a strange appeal over dying alone. Misery loves company.

        Building on the fear of death is also the fear of the failure of the robust function of youth, to the elderly, and, for the young, the fear of losing the opportunity to exercise that robust function at large in a world full of possibilities.

        Every time we put off any difficult decision for fear of the consequences, we don’t just kick the problem down the road, we kick our anxieties about the problem down the road too. Those anxieties are like free radicals looking for something — anything — to complete them and take away the instability.

        Along comes sudden bee hive syndrome and in fly the anxieties, the free radicals. They swarm into the issue and all of a sudden we have three years to live. Or the temperature increases for a decade and we are in an unstoppable warming of the planet that will be the end of the world.

        And then, of course, is the genuine problem of real evil, contingency plans. Fear makes defensiveness bristle… like the spikes on the Wuhan virus.

  19. Sheryl:Iam wondering if the shutting down of Fort Detrick was central to release
    Of virus. Did you interview Judith M. Her thoughts are central to info on FaucI.
    Also the infamous picture of Fauci, Obama, Bill and Melinda Gates at the Wuhan
    Lab is very suspicious. Perhaps you can enlighten us also about participation by
    WHO. There are many connections.

    1. I recall a picture of Obama and Fauci in a lab with a Chinese looking technician. This was taken at a lab at NIH in Maryland 2014 and was erroneously reported as at the Wuhan Lab in 2015. Interestingly, Obama had banned “gain of function” research in the USA in 2014 but his NIH visit was to discuss work on Ebola.
      In late 2014 however, Obama did travel to China for an APEC Meeting and again in 2016 for a G-20 meeting.
      Now a photo with the Gates at Wuhan I have not heard of but understand Fauci was in Wuhan the Fall of 2019. Maybe those emails Ms. Attkisson is after will reveal if that is the case.

  20. “For there is nothing hidden that will not become visible, and nothing secret that will not be known and come to light.” – Luke 8:17

    Thank you Sharyl for your ongoing efforts to make what is hidden visible; and to bring truth to light. God bless and take care…

  21. This is reveals a massive cover-up that will no doubt be censored as it is contrary to the current mainstream narrative. This needs to be widely reported –the truth needs to be told and people need to be held accountable for what will turn out to be the biggest and deadliest blunder in the history of humankind. People like Tucker Carlson need to jump all over this. Factual, professional and reported objectively.

    1. Steve Hilton of Fox reported a lot of this on January 25,2021. I am unaware of FOX or Hilton continuing the reporting but Tucker has a larger audience for this fresher reporting.

      Thank you Sharyl!!

  22. Are these viruses patented so that Fauci and others can make big money from the vaccine?
    I’ve read or seen a couple different stories that Fauci and others including Bill Gates have actually patented these viruses. I don’t know if that is true but it sure warrants investigation. It would make sense otherwise why would they want to do gain of function research.

  23. Excellent presentation!! I can’t say “thank you” enough for providing information in an ethically journalistic manner. Everyone needs to see this video!

  24. Excellent reporting. I have been discussing this for the past year. A FOX host did a segment on it some time ago but no follow up. One more thing, “gain of function” means the virus is capable of changing faster then normal, so that’s why variants are showing up faster.

    Finally, it takes months if not years to figure out the gene sequencing of a virus (for instance). It was reported late 2019 or early 2020 the Chinese were able to share the gene sequencing with the World and that’s why we got an antidote so quickly. The question is why did the CCP have the gene sequencing available. One answer, they engineered or had been studying the virus.

  25. Josh Phillips of The Epoch Times did a documentary on this subject about a year ago and came to the same conclusion. although, I believe, YouTube try to silence that info. Fauci shouldn’t be believed as he hasn’t been right on almost anything with regard to Covid.

  26. FIRST KEEP UP THE GRATE WORK YOUNG LADY. HISTORY DOES REPEAT IT SELF . THIS IS THE SAME KIND OF COVER UP THAT TOOK PLACE WHEN AIDS COME ON THE WORLD . AND IT TO WAS A LOT OF LYES . CHANGE 2 FACTS OF HOW AIDS CAME ABOUT AND YOU HAVE THE TRUTH. 1 THEY DID NOT GIVE 1.000,000 PEOPLE A POLEIO VACCINE . IT WAS ALL WOMAN. 2 IT WAS NOT A POLEIO VACCEN IN THE FIRST PLACE . IT WAS BIRTH CONTROL VACCINE . NOW THEY SAID THAT THERE WAS NO WAY THAT THE POLEIO VACCINE COULD CAUSED (AIDS ) AND THERE RIGHT . BUT TO RESCEARCH THAT BIRTH CONTROL VACCINE WILL GIVE YOU THE ANSWERS. AND IT ALL WAS DONE BY THE U.S. GOV. AND THEM WENT AND GAVE THEM SHOTS WAS NOT OUT TO DO A GOOD DEED. HERE WERE TACKING A SHORT CUT. THEY WAS SO SURE THAT THERE (BIRTH CONTROL VACCINE WOULD WORK . AND THEY WOULD BE COME MILLIONAIRS OVER NIGHT .BUT WHAT COME FROM THERE ACTIONS WAS WORLD WIDE NIGHT MARE . AND WITH THE SAME CRAP GOING ON NOW . EVERY ONE OF THEM NEEDS TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE . IT IS EASY TO SEE THERE OWNED BY CHINA . AND BEING USED TO COVER UP CHINA MASS . NOW LOOK AT THE VIRUS AS A WEPON. AND LOOK AT THEM THAT WAS TARGETED . CHINA IS OUT TO OVER THROW THE U.S. FROM THE INSIDE OUT . THEM THEM THAT THIS VIRUS EFFECTS . WOULD BE THE ONES YOU WOULD WPNT TO REMOVE AS A FIRST STRIGHT FOR THAT TACK OVER . THEM EFFECTS. THEM OF COLOR,THE OLD, MORE MEN THAN WOMAN , KILLS THE OLD, YES ALL OF THEM THAT WOULD BE IN THE WAY FOR CHINA’S PLANS

  27. Thank you again for your fact based, clear and concise reporting on this enormous issue. I listen to you all the time. I have your audiobooks (and hard copies) You help me to realize I have not lost my mind!

  28. Our creator provided self-healing machines; those lacking the ability to easily repair – look into poor eating habits; poor thoughts, maybe living a stressed life stemming from feelings of fear. We’d all be dead if there truly was the possibility of a killer virus, bat soup, or even lab generated. Man nor devil cannot trump God’s biological machine. The whole storyline is made up because evil’s goal got people to fear that which is “fake” so they’d take the killer injection. That’s the real eugenics program.

    1. Fear controls – look around, a sea of stoooopid masked fools, skooled well.
    2. Fear buys Big Pharma products – without fear you’d never need what they’re selling.
    3. Fear causes stress affecting health – yet the deaths in 2020 prove a normal yr.
    4. Fear has people staying inside (causes ill health)
    5. The “Fear” List is seemingly endless while fully affecting health.
    6. The fear factor hasn’t reached the rest of the animal kingdom – guess their smarter than the average man.

    Check out the Amish (others) communities that never bothered with the propaganda because they’ve not the media to fool. They’d smirk – what, wear a mask for what. I’ve shopped the local dry goods Amish store in one of the states still with Nazi lockdown/masked measures. I’ve never worn a mask and am one of the few, wiser than the “educated” based upon fake medicine – “germ theory” – fraudulent from it’s conception. People refuse to connect the dots, ALL societal institutions are man-made, thus fake – figure that out and you’ll know why there really isn’t a killer germ. Yet because “majority rule” the world “believes”, upholds all that is fake.

    The average individual’s swum in the world’s lakes, rivers and oceans. Just imagine all of the animal feces one might ingest, never mind thoroughly bathing ones whole body. Talk about a lab petri dish of life – E-coli and all that jazz.

    One might look into direct toxins in municipal water, food (chemicals such as aspartame) and other poisons compromising humans directly, in addition to the fools taking the jab.

    Thinking about that word “fact” – it’s based upon a specific reality one embraces, while putting faith in man, is troubling. On concoctions/lies— fear factor of the mind is as real as the velveteen rabbit.

    Thank you for the opportunity~@

  29. Spencer W Anderson

    Cheryl,

    What happened to the Chineese scientists that defected and reported that COVID was deliberately manipulated. I remember one female scientist that was in newspaper articles and on tv shows then….she hasn’t been heard from since. Who silenced them and why?

  30. I live near Austin, Texas, and look forward to your show Full Measure every Sunday morning! It was not on CBS this morning May 1, 2021! This is the 1st time in many years, the repeated show is also not on late tonight! I’m so happy to have found the show here, and now know why you were not on! The cancel culture has hit you and I will not be quiet!!!!! You’re the only sane voice in the local none cable programming and now you are gone!!! May GOD BLESS YOU and protect you! I’ve recorded you for years through my TIVO! I hope I can always find you on line somewhere! Thank you for all you do!!!!!

  31. One key point beyond the Gates funded “Event 201” and it’s suspect timing and simulated waves of lockdown and simulated “fake news” reporting to control the populous from revolt during lockdown.

    That point being the fact that Bill Gates himself is on tape, just a couple years prior to the Covid 19 Outbreak, stating that the next big crisis would not be a World War but would likely be a virus from pigs or bats and woild likely come from a place such as the Wet Markets of China. I am paraphrasing here, but you can confirm this info.

    Bill Gates is no prophet…rather this is what you would call, “Self-Fullfilled Prophecy”. He is in the thick of this Deep State Legion and it doesn’t take much depth of thinking to realize that this was no accidental release, when considering the key timing of the outbreak.

    1. Perhaps off-topic to a degree, but not insofar as the reference to “Self-fulfilled Prophecy”. Late in 2000 25 NeoCons signed onto an extensive paper which included reference to the imperative for a 21st Century Pearl Harbor if Americans were to become galvanized behind elaborate plans to change the political power structure in the middle east. Less than 12 months later the official 9/11 narrative was used to justify insane interventions into political leadership of several such nations with severe social and economic consequences that reverberate to this day. Must bring smiles to the faces of the financial and political elites of America and other western nations. Citizens of those countries have lived through real hell as opposed to mind-numbing psy-op induced fears.

  32. Very early on it was speculated a badly underpaid Wuhan lab worker made extra money stealing dead experimental lab animals and then selling them to the local markets.

    It was floated in the media way back when, then what happened to that story?

  33. WOW! This is amazing reporting. I’ve gained some of this information bit by bit, but this pulls a lot of the pieces together. I recently saw Sen. Rand Paul on a news show and he was talking about the term “gain of function”. I had never heard that term and as he was explaining it, my skin was crawling. What is even more scary is the fact that honest scientists/reporters are being silenced. The so called “scientists” that currently have the msmedia’s favor should be called out for their outrageous lies and harm that they have done to the citizens of this great nation. Thank you again Sharyl for your fantastic investigative reporting.

  34. Sharyl, always great reporting. You are honest and objective like real journalists are supposed to be. That means soon you will be labeled the “enemy” and you will be CANCELED!!!! 🙂

  35. Ms. Attakisson, Thanks for your courage in pressuring the truth. I have known since late 2019 from reading The Epoch Times, this was a Plandamic. The Rockefeller Foundation published a document out linning the Lock-Step that has taken place the past year.

    I pray for your protection, and that you will be able to connect with other truth-tellers, who are trying to expose the crimes against humanity that are taking place globally.

  36. Theres a guy (Pukhraj Vohra) treating covid without hiding behind a plastic suit. He is sure his immunity will protect him. I think his work can be very important in battling the oxygen crisis in India by reducing the demand
    He uses neem inhalation which is an age old remedy for respiratory deseases. He has been featured in various Indian media but no one yet doing fact checking and getting him traction for doing a study.
    In theory there are two studies which support his work: a ESIC medical college study showing neem capsules have 55% efficiency afainst covid and a KGMU study showing neem’s molecular structure show’s covid negation properties.
    Please take a moment to check his work and get him traction. It can help us all

  37. This Commie Wuhan virus did NOT accidentally leak from the lab. This WAS a form of BIO-WARFARE pure & simple. NOTICE, not one country is holding Commie China responsible & accountable.. WHY? Because the Commies CONTROL them just like this U.S. Regime.

  38. Please share this, vital information:
    “SARS-CoV-2 mass vaccination: Urgent questions on vaccine safety that demand answers from international health agencies, regulatory authorities, governments and vaccine developers”
    “Exclusive: 57 leading scientists, doctors, and public policy experts call for IMMEDIATE HALT to Covid vaccine programs”
    “This may be the most important document ever written about the Covid-19 vaccines.”
    by JD Rucker May 8, 2021 in Healthcare, News, Science
    https://noqreport.com/2021/05/08/57-leading-scientists-doctors-and-public-policy-experts-call-for-immediate-halt-to-covid-vaccine-programs/
    I am stunned to see that there is almost no coverage of this. I found one article in French: https://www.francesoir.fr/societe-sante/57-scientifiques-et-medecins-demandent-larret-immediat-de-toutes-les-vaccinations
    Also, for mask lovers, you should know:
    “Researchers conclude this will have a substantial environmental impact and, in addition, raise the question of the potential damage to public health — warning that repeated exposure could be hazardous as the substances found have known links to cell death, genotoxicity and cancer formation.”
    https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/scientists-find-lead-nanoplastics-in-disposable-face-masks-fibres-095715292.html

  39. Daniel Goorevitch

    I don’t get it. Why take a bat virus and enable it to infect humans with a disease to make a vaccine for something that not only doesn’t exist but that you are making?

    What are the chances that such a virus would infect humans without adding that function to the virus? What is the rationale. It escapes me.

    1. Money!! It’s all about money!! Big Pharma get richer as they create diseases and get money from governments to “create” a cure they already have!

    2. Problem – Reaction – Solution

      When you have something you want to implement (vaccines, new laws or policy or simply a product or service you want to sell) you create a problem that generates a reaction leading to the solution you have ready.

      The issue here is that humans with functioning, strong immune systems are resilient and the laws of nature are ultimately unbreakable. So they’re “assisting” disease evolution to stay ahead of the ability of humans to adapt.

      And a significant part of it is just simply that there’s no profit in chronically healthy people who only need occasional medical attention from an acute injury or illness. Much of our chronic disease increase the past few decades is due to poor nutrition and constant exposure to toxicity rather than finding new natural causes for disease.

  40. Daniel Goorevitch

    “Scientists from the U.S. and the Wuhan lab joined up on experiments that involved making bat coronavirus more infectious, to try to invent a vaccine.”

    For what? For Sars\-Cov-1? Where did that originate? Are they samples of that virus? Has anyone cloned them to use for research/virology/immunization research? If not, why not?

    We need a lot more information but politicians treat everyone like a dummy.

  41. This is old information. Dr Judy Mikovitz was explaining all of this over a year ago. Read her book Plague of Corruption. Sorry., Sharyl’s info is not new or original. Where ya been, Sharyl??
    Dr. Judy’s book explains the whole dirty cabal, not just this one virus. Also, Look at the Rockefeller Foundations paper called Lockstep.This has been planned for over a decade.

  42. Sharyl, you were ahead of the curve on this. It’s now being reported on Tucker and Nicholas Wade’s column just affirms you were on track. Thanks to you and reporters like Wade and Glen Greenwald for upholding the virtues of investigative journalism.

  43. Concerned Citizen

    Hi Sharyl,

    Journalism!! Awesome work!!! A. F. will have lots of “splaining” to do. Some quick comments and loose ends. Each of the studies now contain an editors note that briefs the reader that certain media outlets are using the information to make the link with Wuhan Inst. Vir. I don’t see the links to W. I. V. in these study papers; have they been removed? Fauci just claimed (hearing with Rand Paul) that no GOF was being performed in Wuhan. Is it just Peter D statements that the work in China was happening? Need to find the direct link of funding, which went to W. I. V. GOF was certainly going on, but as these studies claim, it’s all happening stateside…. we should continue to DIG.

  44. Certainly it looks like according to documentation & testimonials that the Wuhan Lab/NIH/NIAID angle checks out. But I personally think that that’s a “Cover Story” that like many other “9/11 stories” that seemingly refute official angles, somehow end up reenforcing The OFFICIAL STORY/PSEUDORELIGIOUS DOCTRINE. It’s what I call “The Alternate Route to the SAME Destination”. No…a so-called “Gain-Of-Function” from Wuhan gives you your resident “Boogeyman”. This’s WAY larger than that & @least goes 2 the heart of the IDEOLOGY of The GLOBAL ELITES: TRANSHUMANISM & MALTHUSIANISM(Eugenics). It isn’t just EVENT201; it’s Crimson Contagion, Dark Winter, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s ‘Decade Of Vaccines’, the changing definitions of a ‘Pandemic’ by The W.H.O. in the middle of a FALSE pandemic(Miss Attkisson exposed in 2009) from massive deaths to simply ‘…more cases than normal, a worldwide epidemic of a disease, & a new virus in which humans have no immunity(how is that ‘novelty’ established).
    Much more than that 2 point out, but b4 it drags on Jon Rappoport has done stellar work on this subject, especially the PSYOPS aspect of this: nomorefakenews.com

  45. Why no commission on Covid? What? Over 400 k Americans dead isn’t enough?
    Yes, where did it come from? Accident or gain of function released on purpose ?
    Why wasn’t more done to research effective treatments ie ivermectin, HCQ, inhalers, keeping immune system up etc ?
    Why were Covid deaths inflated? Why were PCR testing numbers set so high?
    Why did they insist on masks when testing shows they are ineffective?

  46. When the CDC officially collected data as “PIC” incidents- combining pneumonia, influenza and “covid” in the same category, all scientific rigor was lost.

    When the CDC refused to distinguish between dying from “covid” and dying with “covid”, all scientific rigor was lost.

    When HighTech Media cancelled any and all discussion of alternative facts, opinions or exploration of therapeutics, all scientific rigor was lost

    You have junk data chasing junk science reaching junk conclusions.

    Just wrap this horrid chapter up as a partisan and pathological expression of Trump Derangement Syndrome and thank HighTech Media for this global perversion. Sufficient numbers fell for this artificially induced mass hysteria, and we need to better understand why.

  47. Fauci has blood on his hands. His dishonesty is monumental. How he could stand at the podium and lie day after day knowing he helped fund the creation of that virus and not acknowledge it is unimaginable.

  48. Thanks Sharyl for your courageous reporting. Your honesty and candor about media censorship and election fraud is refreshing.

  49. Questions: why was Sharyl’s FOIA request denied last year, but subsequent requests granted? Who makes those decisions and what shifted behind the scenes to start filling the requests? Will Fauci/others be thrown under the bus through these requests in order to protect something else? Sharyl Attkisson has done outstanding reporting despite the lack of cooperation, and the questions and comments her reporting elicits are excellent as well.

    Recently, a reader of Alex Berensen’s twitter account pointed out that when Fauci was discussing Gain of Function in his emails, the recipients were always limited to a small, non-government circle, despite there being over 6K scientists at the NIH. Good question here:
    https://twitter.com/AlexBerenson/status/1402842657806852096

  50. Chuck in Richmond

    The COVID-19 US death toll just reached 600,000. (Worldometer noted it surpassed several days ago.) Silence on the TV networks. Burying the subject to protect Biden? Not the same outrage at every milestone under Trump. Death is apparently political as well.

    1. per Simone Gold MD, the average number of co-morbidities (obesity, diabetes, etc) in those labeled “Died from Covid” is four. Her extrapolation from that fact is that approximately 6% of those actually died from a covid virus ALONE. 600,000 x 0.06= 3,600

      1. MATH CHECK — 6% of 600,000 is 36,000 … just sayin’ … your point is nevertheless well-taken and, per my own independent research, is absolutely correct. AND, 36,000 is a number very much in line with the number of deaths caused yearly by influenza. SO, the fear-spreading is Democrats’ control grab.

    1. You are making a big mistake. She is one of the few that tell it as she sees it. I trust her to give me the facts with NO spin.
      Kent in Ventura

  51. I’m shocked to be sharing this news (I really hope Sharyl sees this — I’m not on social media to contact her directly) … they are now — in New Jersey — going door to door — asking people who in the household has been vaccinated — and who hasn’t. I can’t even believe this is legal, and not a violation of our privacy and right to decide if we want to get vaccinated, or not. I asked if giving them the info was voluntary … and he said: “NO … it’s mandatory.”
    This is NOT the America (or New Jersey) that I grew up in.

  52. Thank you Sharyl for your hard work. I would also like to see an investigation into the origins of Lyme Disease. Another “lab leak” conspiracy theroy.

  53. I’m convinced this was done on purpose by the Chinese Communists. It’s a payback for Trumps hard stance on China. I have no evidence, just an opinion.

  54. An obvious point is that if China had nothing to do with creating covid, then why are they not cooperating on the investigation? Where are all the early samples, data, medical records? I also understand scientists and others have died or disappeared but little information is being shared. I’m sure with Trump at least there was a chance we would get answers or punish China in some way for all the damage they’ve caused, but now that we’ve got Biden that’s gone out the window.

  55. Thank you Sharyl Attkisson! In-depth-insightful-detailed-and accurate! When are you going to start running a major news network? In the New Paradigm of truth and humanity, I mean. [ one detail that never sees the light of day: DARPA…Shhhh]

  56. I SAID FROM DAY ONE THAT THE DEMCOCRATES PAYED CHINA TO MAKE THIS VIRUS. AND DID SO TO USE TO GET ALL THEY HAVE FROM IT .AND THEY PUT FAUIC IN CHARGE TO COVER THERE SORRY ASSES IN THIS(TRUMP TRYED TO STOP OUR TAX DOLLARS GOING TO THIS THE DNC OVER RULED HIM) AFTER READING ALL OF THIS. WHAT I SAID BACK THEN FITS EVEN BETTER THAN I THOUGHT IT DID. HOPE PEOPLE CAN SEE THIS (AND KEEP IN MIND THERE IS NO LOW THE DEMOCRATES WONT GO TO GET WHAT THEY WONT AND TO KEEP THERE ASSES OUT OF PRISON FOR LIFE )IF YOU CAN SEE THIS AS I DO =PLEASE PUT THE WORD OUT. AND PUT A STOP TO THE D.C. SWAMP THAT HAS SPREAD AROUND WORLD

  57. This Article speaking of China and the World ? I watched a segment of 60 Minutes the other night about World population Growth concerns from now over 8 Billion people ? ” Um I watched others talking about this back around 2011 and I posted a Idea about having all the countries around the World regulate Ocean over fishing , Then have all the countries in the World that bordered a Ocean to pay there people to start New Ocean fish Hatcheries to help fill the oceans back full again of fish. I think my posting was on feedback at that time and date to PBS..If every country back then in 2011 would have listened just think of all the New Fish we would have in Ocean today as a result ?? NEW energy in filling our oceans H2o life = ( E>>P;E )

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