In this crisis, have we been trusting the judgment of someone who bankrolled the Wuhan labs — contrary to explicit government directives — to make the virus that swept the planet?
The US government has taken dramatic and unprecedented steps in getting ahead of this viral outbreak. They did this largely because they followed Fauci’s recommendations and a fatally-flawed virus mortality model predicting 2 million dead.
Even now we are busy sorting through whether the price we paid was truly worth the benefits gained for having shut everything down. We won’t really know until we have a more complete data picture of the virus with its effects on the infected, and the contrast that with data for the swath of destruction the shutdown has wreaked in both human and economic costs.
No doctor wants to be the guy who made the mistake that causes lives, so naturally he is going to be like that helicopter mom telling junior to be careful in the playground.
But should we really be following his judgment? Because we’re not entirely sure he didn’t play a role in getting into this situation in the first place.
According to a report, the U.S. intelligence community has growing confidence that the current coronavirus strain may have accidentally escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology rather than having originated at a wildlife market, as the Chinese Communist Party first claimed. During a Sunday interview on The Cats Roundtable, Giuliani questioned why the U.S. gave money to the lab.
“Back in 2014, the Obama administration prohibited the U.S. from giving any money to any laboratory, including in the U.S., that was fooling around with these viruses. Prohibited! Despite that, Dr. Fauci gave $3.7 million to the Wuhan laboratory — and then even after the State Department issued reports about how unsafe that laboratory was, and how suspicious they were in the way they were developing a virus that could be transmitted to humans,” he claimed.
He added, “We never pulled that money. So, something here is going on, John. I don’t want to make any accusations. But there was more knowledge about what was going on in China with our scientific people than they disclosed to us when this first came out. Just think of it: If this laboratory turns out to be the place where the virus came from, we paid for it. We paid for the damn virus that’s killing us.”
…Giuliani called for an investigation into the Wuhan laboratory, saying, “Today, if I were U.S. attorney, I’d open an investigation into the Wuhan laboratory. And I’d want to know, what did we know? How much did we know about how bad the practices were there? Who knew about it? And who sent them money anyway? And that person would sure as heck be in front of a grand jury trying to explain to me — what are you asleep?” —WashingtonExaminer [Emphais added]
Is it time we just cut our losses, acknowledge that most cities are not facing serious danger, and just let Americans asses their own risk tolerances as we move forward in the Coronavirus Shutdown aftermath?
And do we take Guliani’s advice of launching an investigation into this Wuhan Laboratory and find out exactly what went wrong, who knew about it, and who needs to be held to account.