1/ The Jan 31-Feb 2 timeline is so significant because it reveals the origins of the lab leak cover up. As soon as Fauci saw the Science article he knew he had a big problem. This kicked off a frantic 48h in which Fauci planted the seeds for a natural origins narrative.
2/ The Science article itself wasn't all that bad for Fauci but it linked to a Nature article that was far more troublesome. We know Fauci spotted this problem because he began sending his soon to be collaborators both the Science and the Nature articles.
3/ The Nature article describes gain-of-function experiments at the Wuhan lab and specifically mentions that Fauci (i.e. NIAID) had funded the experiments. Thus, we know for certain that by Jan 31, Fauci *knew* that US taxpayers had funded reckless bat virus experiments in China.
4/ The only thing Fauci could try and do now (he is already trying) is to argue that these experiments were conducted without his knowledge. However that excuse doesn't fly. The mere act of instigating a cover up strongly suggests that he knew exactly what was going on in China.
5/ Even more importantly, the Nature article had been out in public for five years, including its reference to Fauci/NIAID funding. Nature articles are a big deal in Fauci's circles. It is inconceivable that everyone at NIAID overlooked the funding statement within the article.
6/ There is something else that Fauci knew beyond any doubt. That same evening (Jan 31) Fauci reached out to Andersen (we don't know why but we do know that Andersen receives Fauci funding). Andersen replied quickly saying that the virus looked like it had engineered features.
7/ This was another huge problem for Fauci. The next morning Fauci started organizing and the cover up. A number of virologists including Anderson were hastily put on a teleconference call. Notably that teleconference also included three head honchos from the Wellcome Trust. Why?
8/ The Wellcome guys are not affiliated with the US government or US citizens or even virologist. Their role remains shrouded in mystery. After the teleconference Anderson immediately changed his tune, doing a 180 turn away from his earlier "engineered" features analysis.
9/ Andersen sent an email to Daszak (who was not on the teleconference) to say that lab leak theorist are "crackpots". Daszak then organized the infamous Lancet letter that has been used ever since by media and Big Tech to categorically dismiss and suppress any lab leak theory.
10/ Within a few days of the teleconference, Anderson also wrote a letter, which was published in Nature. This was the Proximal Origin letter that purported to prove there was no lab leak. How do you go from engineered to definitive proof of no lab leak within one teleconference?
11/ Andersen's letter was perhaps even more effective in shaping the narrative than Daszak's letter. Fauci famously cited it while standing next to Trump on Apr 17, omitting that he himself was involved in instigating it even feigning not to know Andersen.

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7 Jun
The Nature op-ed of March 17, 2020 was an even more forceful message to scientists the world over: Investigate lab leak and you will be tarred as a crackpot.

'any type of laboratory-based scenario is NOT plausible'

The op-ed also seeded the pangolin hoax.

Who were the authors? Image
The main author is Kristian Andersen, the guy who just deleted all his tweets. On Jan 31, 2020 Andersen told Fauci that the virus had engineered looking features. The next day, they had their secret, emergency teleconference. After the teleconference, Anderson changed his tune. Image
The Nature op-ed had a huge impact in shaping the media's narrative and was used by Fauci himself to dismiss any suggestion of a lab leak. A few months later, Andersen got a huge grant from Fauci.
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On the very day that the country was shut down , Fauci took the time to agreeably respond to a random TDS sufferer.
On the day before the country was shut down, Fauci took the time to agreeably respond to a random TDS sufferer.
Another one.
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29 Mar
"SARS-CoV-2 was remarkably well adapted to humans from its first appearance, yet poorly adapted to bat infection, the natural reservoirs for SARS-r-CoVs, with little evidence for gaining its human adaptation through natural recombination."

Aka "evidence".
"SARS-CoV-2′s receptor binding domain (RBD) appears to be highly optimized for binding to human ACE2"

Aka "evidence".
"The combination of binding strength, human and mouse peptide mimicry, as well as high adaptation for human infection and transmission from the earliest strains might suggest the use of humanized mice for the development of SARS-CoV-2 in a laboratory environment."

Daszak *2019*:
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1/ Some additional info related to my WIV piece in @EpochTimes.

On Feb 6, 2020, a Chinese scholar in Wuhan, Xiao Botao, published an article on the academic portal Researchgate that directly implicated the WIV in the outbreak...

2/ Xiao said that “somebody was entangled with the evolution of 2019-nCoV coronavirus.” The article was taken down quickly but not before it was archived:


(Xiao is the sort of guy that the U.S. gov should be protecting instead of people like Danchenko)
3/Strangely, on Dec 31, 2019, the day the Wuhan "pneumonia" was first announced, Daszak started a tweet thread pointing the finger at the human-wildlife-livestock interface while conspicuously omitting the “high risk” laboratory interface that he himself had warned about earlier. Image
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My latest in @EpochTimes: Investigating the investigator

"The World Health Organization's (WHO) latest mission to Wuhan to trace the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic is back in the headlines. But not for the right reasons...It is no coincidence that Daszak was handpicked for this effort. "
"To understand why, we need to go back and look at Daszak’s close affiliation to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), dating back to at least 2013, when he co-authored a bat coronavirus study with the director of the lab, Shi Zhengli."
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Here's Twitter openly admitting that they make editorial decisions, that these decisions have to be made in secret and that Twitter is actually no different from a newspaper. Wow.
And here's Twitter admitting that they are relying on First Amendment rights meant for the press.
Twitter says it can't share information on their moderation process because that would undermine the moderation process.

Here's the problem. Section 230 protection only applies to those acting in good faith. By hiding their process, we can't know if they're acting in good faith.
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