Former Presidential adviser Dr Deborah Birx admitted recently that Covid could’ve come from a lab. The former presidential Covid adviser asserted that Covid was already more infectious than flu when it first arrived.
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According to the adviser to former President Donald Trump, Covid-19 may have leaked from a Wuhan lab where researchers were developing vaccinations for related viruses.
Coronavirus “came out of the box ready to infect” when it appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2020, according to infectious diseases specialist and former presidential Covid adviser Dr. Deborah Birx.
According to the advisor, most viruses take months or even years to develop into highly contagious forms for humans. But according to Dr. Birx, Covid “was already more infectious than flu when it first arrived.”
She explained that either Covid was a “abnormal thing of nature” or Chinese scientists who were “working on coronavirus vaccines” contracted the virus.
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“It happens, labs aren’t perfect, people aren’t perfect, we make mistakes and there can be contamination,” she said.
She claimed that China first concealed how contagious Covid was.
According to Birx, Covid’s contagiousness was compatible with a virus that has undergone laboratory testing.
“In laboratories you grow the virus in human cells, allowing it to adapt more. Each time it passes through human cells it becomes more adapted,” she said.
Dr. Birx claims that a Wuhan scientist might have easily left the lab with Covid because people can contract it asymptomatically, which means they do not display symptoms.
“Someone working in the lab with one of the strains could’ve caught it and not known they had it,” she said.
Dr. Birx further said that if China had acknowledged the virus transmitted asymptomatically when it was first detected, lives might have been saved.
“China was implying that they were containing it, but asymptomatic spread cannot be contained without testing,” she said.
“I think the world lost several months of preparation because we were thinking there wasn’t that level of human-to-human spread when there clearly was.’”
After the MoS reported that the director of the World Health Organization secretly thinks the Covid pandemic began as a result of a Chinese lab breach, Dr. Birx made her remarks a month later.
Claims of a lab leak have been consistently refuted by China, which has called the allegations “conspiracy theory.”
Alternative theories, however, such as the ones that claim Covid originated in a meat market in Wuhan or from human contact with bats, are unsupported by data.
The lab leak notion gained popularity early on but was quickly discredited by liberal media, which mocked it and even called it racist.
More than a year after the virus first started to circulate, many prominent left-leaning news outlets finally agreed that the lab idea was plausible.
Some media publications, including the Huffington Post, even referred to any hypothesis that the virus originated in a lab as a “toxic conspiracy theory.”
The New York Times, CNN, and NPR quickly made fun of Donald Trump’s assertion on May 1, 2020 that he had “a high degree of confidence” that the virus had emerged from a lab.
CNN mocked the possibility that the virus originated in a lab with an almost delighted tone.
The Washington Post, New York Times, and NPR all rejected the idea that the virus might have originated in a lab.
Few were able to raise the possibility that COVID-19 originated from a research institution without receiving negative feedback, but that did not stop certain journalists, including the Daily Mail, from challenging the story.
Tucker Carlson of Fox News was adamant in his desire for a probe into the possibility that it might have escaped from the facility.
Early in 2021, the first indications that opinion was beginning to shift finally appeared.
After Beijing tightly controlled an on-site inspection and who the researchers speaking to for the report’s compilation spoke to, a World Health Organization (WHO) study released in January only served to raise additional suspicions. The WHO delegation was only permitted in the Wuhan lab for three hours, and it was not permitted to look through any of the Wuhan institute’s safety logs or records of tests conducted on its employees.
By May 11, 2021, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top public health specialist in the United States, had conceded that the possibility of the virus escaping from a lab had been disregarded far too early.
Fauci responded when asked if the virus had a natural genesis by saying he wanted to look into it more.
“I am not convinced about that,” he said. “I think we should continue to investigate what went on in China until we continue to find out to the best of our ability what happened.”
Birx and Dr. Fauci were two of President Trump’s most prominent advisors at the start of the pandemic and frequently spoke with one another.
Birx attended the April 2020 press conference where the president made the suggestion that people may inject themselves with disinfectant as a potential COVID treatment as the White House’s coordinator for the coronavirus response.
A close-up of Birx’s reaction became viral online, and many social media users adapted the music from comedic shows to the reactions.
Dejection crept up on Birx, who smirked momentarily and glanced down.
The medical professional came under fire for holding back on openly refuting Trump’s assertions that ingesting bleach may eradicate the infection.
“Frankly, I didn´t know how to handle that episode,” Birx told ABC television in March 2021. “I still think about it every day.”
However, by the summer of 2020, things started to fall apart after she lost Trump’s favor, who had previously thought of her as “classy” and “a lady,” according to White House sources.
The president replaced her in August of that year with Dr. Scott Atlas, a radiologist with no background in epidemiology whom Trump had seen on Fox News.
When Birx informed Americans that the virus is “extraordinarily widespread” in the US, Trump later referred to her as “pathetic.”
Birx then apparently tried to counterbalance Atlas’ public messaging on masks and social distance by taking her message to states and communities.
Earlier this year, Birx released ‘Silent Invasion: The Untold Story of The Trump Administration, COVID-19, and Preventing the Next Pandemic Before It’s Too Late,’ a candid memoir about her time as the Covid-19 task force coordinator.
“I wrote `Silent Invasion’ to document the full extent of what I witnessed as I tried to save lives during this devastating time,” Birx said in a statement. “In the book, I expose the true cost of mistakes that were made at all levels of the federal government, but I also clarify the things that went right yet remained largely unseen – the insights and innovations that saved American lives in this pandemic and are essential to preparing for the next.”
Birx had a stellar reputation when she joined the White House coronavirus task committee.
Birx has worked for the government since the Reagan administration and has held positions as a US Army doctor and a well-known AIDS researcher.
In late February 2020, she was called away from her ambassadorial role as the US global AIDS coordinator to support the task committee.
Unlike Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health, who repeatedly disagreed with Trump, she remained in his good graces for a far longer period of time.
But Birx also came under fire when, in 2020, she visited Delaware over Thanksgiving despite the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) advice against doing so.
She traveled on Black Friday with her husband Paige Reffe, one of her daughters, a son-in-law, and two grandkids, despite having advised people to “be vigilant” and keep festivities to “your immediate household.”
Insisting that she did not spend Thanksgiving there, Birx stated that the nearly 50-hour trip to Fenwick Island was to handle the winterization of the property before a possible sale.
In an interview with congressional investigators in October, Birx claimed that the 2020 election served as a “distraction” for the Trump campaign from the Covid response, which she believed cost the United States over 130,000 lives.
According to Birx, the election year “just took people’s time away from and distracted them away from the pandemic in my personal opinion.”
“I believe if we had fully implemented the mask mandates, the reduction in indoor dining, the getting friends and family to understand the risk of gathering in private homes, and we had increased testing, that we probably could have decreased fatalities into the 30-percent-less to 40-percent-less range,” she concluded.
Birx has also given testimony regarding her conflicts with Dr. Atlas, her replacement.
“I could see the consequences of what was occurring out across the United States and the severity of the virus among the most ill, and my concern about those who were potentially less ill,” Birx told the congressional panel. “And inside the White House is a person that is basically wanting community spread to increase.”
Over 200,000 Covid deaths occurred in the UK last week, but more than six million people have died from the illness globally.