According to a Daily Mail exclusive, experts are calling for lab-leak denier Dr. Jeremy Farrar to be removed from his position as Chief Scientist at the World Health Organization —a position he assumes later this year.
From The Daily Mail:
New emails uncovered by House Republicans put the British infectious diseases doctor at the center of the lab leak cover-up, fueling fresh criticism about the WHO’s appointment.
They show he made direct edits to a scientific paper written in February 2020 specifically to squash the theory that Covid may have escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV).
On the day that paper, titled ‘Proximal Origin’, was first published, emails also show Dr Farrar pushed through a crucial change that poured even more doubt over the theory – despite privately expressing concerns the virus was man-made.
“Sorry to micromanage/micro edit! But would you be willing to change one sentence?”, Dr Farrar asked in the email chain. He asked for the word ‘unlikely’ to be swapped with ‘improbable’ in a statement talking about the lab leak.
The tweaked sentence then read: “It is improbable that SARS-CoV-2 emerged through laboratory manipulation of an existing SARS-related coronavirus.”
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) says Farrar should lose his appointment for his role in the COVID-19 la leak cover-up.
“Jeremy Farrar, the guy who then publicly disdained the lab leak theory despite privately admitting he was still 50:50 on the lab leak should not be in charge of the WHO or any investigations into the origins of Covid,” Paul said.
New evidence suggests Dr. Fauci prompted the drafting of “Proximal Origins” to disprove the lab leak theory, the authors of this paper skewed available evidence to achieve that goal, and Dr. Jeremy Farrar went uncredited despite significant involvement.
— Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic (@COVIDSelect) March 5, 2023