The former Director of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) told CNN he does believe the Coronavirus likely originated in a Chinese laboratory.
Today on Sekulow, we discussed the breaking news that former CDC Director Robert Redfield has said that, whether intentional or not, COVID-19 likely did originate in a Wuhan, China lab, not just randomly from a bat or a wet market.
Former CDC Director Robert Redfield said the following to CNN’s Sanjay Gupta:
If I was to guess, this virus started transmitting somewhere in September/October in Wuhan.
Dr. Gupta, seeming surprised, asked:
Dr. Redfield replied:
That’s my own view. It’s my opinion. I’m allowed to have opinions, and I am of the point of view that I still think the most likely etiology of this pathogen in Wuhan was from a laboratory, you know, escaped. Other people don’t believe that, that’s fine. Science will eventually figure it out. It’s not unusual for respiratory pathogens that are being worked on in a laboratory to infect the laboratory worker.
Dr. Redfield also said:
That’s not implying an intentionality, you know? It’s my opinion. Alright? But I am a virologist, I’ve spent my life in virology. I do not believe this somehow came from a bat to a human, and at that moment in time, the virus came to a human, became one of the most infectious viruses we know in humanity for human to human transmission.
Dr. Redfield is the former CDC Director who served under President Trump. Now that he can speak freely, he’s saying that he doesn’t buy the World Health Organization’s (WHO) idea that that this stemmed from a single bat. In his opinion, it came from the lab. He did make a point to say that it was intentionally created – not necessarily intentionally released, but intentionally created.
At a minimum, former Director Redfield is saying that he does not agree with the current CDC or the WHO.
My dad, ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, gave his thoughts:
Understand this, the original theory was that this came from the wet market so that it was a virus that was created from a bat. Now we know, or at least the indications are, despite what the World Health Organization is saying, is that this is something the Chinese government was creating. So ask yourself this question: Why was the Chinese government creating a virus and why aren’t the world organizations, WHO and others, asking that question?
That is a very good question. The entire world has been affected by COVID-19. It made the economy stand still, killed a lot of people and made others sick. In some fashion, shouldn’t the government of China have to answer for this?
We are in the final days of our Matching Challenge month and your support is desperately needed. During the Matching Challenge, every donation is effectively doubled. $5 becomes $10. $10 becomes $20.
As you know, this year has brought even more challenges under a new Administration and the critical work that the ACLJ does is needed now, more than ever. We could not defend the unborn, expose the Deep State, fight for religious freedom, add key assets to our team like former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, or bring you the information you need on this broadcast without your help and support. We need your help. Please support the work of the ACLJ and double your impact by donating today.
The full broadcast is complete with much more discussion by our team about Dr. Redfield’s comments about the COVID-19 virus originating in a Chinese lab.
Watch the full broadcast below.
Take action with the ACLJ as we continue fighting for life and liberty. Make a tax-deductible gift today.
When our very own ACLJ Senior Counsel for Global Affairs Mike Pompeo was Secretary of State, he led a State Department investigation into the origin of the COVID-19 virus. However, the Biden Administration has shut down that investigation after they were briefed on the State Department’s draft...
How are the American people supposed to interpret our relationship with China when the Biden Administration has entered a global agreement to combat climate change while China is simultaneously committing global genocide? Over the weekend, the U.S. Special Envoy for Climate and previous Secretary...
Last night President Biden gave his first primetime speech to the entire country, and somehow took credit for the COVID vaccine. Today on Sekulow , we discussed last night’s primetime address by President Biden during which he took credit for the COVID-19 vaccine, completely ignoring Operation Warp...
The Senate just passed its version of a stimulus bill. But will Americans get any real COVID-19 relief from the current legislation ? Today on Sekulow , we discussed the Senate’s the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan, which was passed this weekend by the slimmest of partisan margins. Is this is a...