A treasure trove of emails from Dr. Fauci has been released. Many of the emails appear to suggest that it’s possible Dr. Fauci may have known more about the origin of the Wuhan virus than he disclosed. One email, in particular, is raising a few eyebrows…
On February 21, 2020, Dr. Fauci received an email from Michael Jacobs, a Weill Cornell Medical College Associate Professor of Dermatology.
In his letter, Jacobs, who explained that he got Dr. Fauci’s email address from Mr. Michael Lockshin, wrote: “We have been following the coronavirus pandemic closely,” he wrote. “We think that there is a possibility that the virus was released from a lab in Wuhan, the biotech area of China.”
The Weil Cornell Medical College student added, “We also think the virus might be complexed with another organism, such as yeast or fungus to make it more sticky.”
He requested a meeting with Dr. Fauci to discuss their findings, saying, “We feel that immediate action must be taken by United States scientists to try to neutralize this threat.”
Here’s the tweet by Buzz Feed’s senior investigative reporter who disclosed the email:
Here's a Feb 21, 2020 email to Fauci from a Weill Cornell Medical College associate professor of dermatology who wrote: "we think that there is a possibility that the virus was released from a lab in wuhan, the biotech area of china"
Fauci fwds to a colleague: "please handle" pic.twitter.com/ZjIZztCNU1
— Jason Leopold (@JasonLeopold) June 1, 2021
Instead of responding to Michael Jacob’s email directly, Dr. Fauci forwarded the email to NIH Deputy Director of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Dr. Cristina Cassetti and told her to “please handle.”