Vallance wants you to 'look over there'.
Sir Patrick Vallance, formerly president of research and development at the pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and chief scientific adviser to the Government since March 2018 and another top British scientist; Sir Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, were both involved with Dr Fauci's cover-up of the Wuhan lab leak, newly released emails show this week.
The Wellcome Trust is an immensely wealthy foundation which distributes £1billion annually for global health research. It was formed in 1936 after the death of Sir Henry Wellcome, who founded the company that went on to become GlaxoSmithKline. Farrar also has a position on the UK’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) and is on the board of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, which gave $1billion to Covid-19 vaccine development.
Vallance, whose shiftiness at Covid conferences is only outdone by Chris Whitty, was revealed by the Telegraph last year to have a £600,000 shareholding in GSK, prompting claims of a conflict of interest. He had already cashed in more than £5million worth of shares he received from the company during his tenure there. Must have just slipped his mind. Vallance is titled Chief Science Officer,and just happen to also chair the Government’s 'expert advisory panel on vaccines', which is immensely convenient that, of all the science topics that could concern the government, the one that crops up just happens to be the discipline that Vallance is an expert in.
Whilst Anthony Fauci has, for the past 40 years, led the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and has been the most public face of the US handling of the crisis.
Despite clashes with President Trump, he is a hero to many, and the emails are being interpreted by some of his supporters in the media as evidence of the huge pressures he faced.
But Tucker Carlson, Fox News television host and political commentator who has called for a criminal investigation of Fauci’s behaviour, says the emails show that from the beginning, Fauci was worried the public might conclude Covid had originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
"Why would Tony Fauci be so concerned that Americans would conclude that? Possibly because Tony Fauci knew perfectly well that he had funded gain-of-function experiments at that very same laboratory. The emails prove that Fauci lied about this under oath."
The first email Carlson showed viewers was dated January 31, 2020 – the day the World Health Organisation declared that Covid represented a global health emergency.
It was sent to Fauci late that evening by immunologist Kristian Anderson, of the Scripps Research Institute in California, considered the most influential in the world for its role in scientific advances. It was copied to only one other person – Jeremy Farrar.
Anderson warned that the virus had features which might make it look as if it could have come from a laboratory.
His email said: ‘The unusual features of the virus make up a really small part of the genome (less than 0.1 per cent) so one has to look really closely at all the sequences to see that some of the features (potentially) look engineered.’ The next day, Fauci wrote back: ‘Thanks, Kristian. Talk soon on the call.’
He then sent an urgent email to his deputy, Hugh Auchincloss, marked IMPORTANT. It read: ‘Hugh – it is essential that we speak this AM. Keep your cell phone on . . . Read this paper as well as the email that I will forward to you now. You will have tasks today that must be done.’ The paper was described in the email as: ‘Baric, Shi et al – Nature Medicine – SARS gain of function’.