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It’s an extensive account of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s deceptions and obfuscations regarding his support—as the former director of NIAID—of high-risk virology research and its connection to the possibility of a lab leak in Wuhan triggering the Covid pandemic. The article does not make an argument about the lab leak. Rather, it is about Fauci’s actions and public statements. For those who have not been following the story closely, I think it will be surprising and alarming.
One additional piece of evidence not in the piece:
Fauci often publicly referred to a paper, published in the journal Nature Medicine, that suggested the pandemic likely began from a natural origin. He called the paper a study. Except, the paper Fauci referred to was not a “study”—which implies deep analysis. It was a “correspondence,” which Nature Medicine explains is “a forum for discussion or to present a point of view… Correspondences should not contain new research data.”
It may seem picayune, but it’s an example of how language choices—that superficially appear neutral—can subtly but distinctly reframe evidence. It is not irrelevant that by using the term “study,” Fauci gave the paper’s conclusion far more weight and validity than it would have earned had he used the term “correspondence.”
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