Former CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield Lays Out Three Red Flags That Point To Lab Leak

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Former CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield laid out the three biggest red flags that he believes point to the coronavirus having leaked from a lab during a Wednesday testimony before Congress.

Redfield was testifying before the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic and laid out several unusual things the Wuhan Institute of Virology allegedly did months before the world shut down over the coronavirus pandemic.

Redfield began criticizing gain-of-function research, saying, “I think it probably caused the greatest pandemic our world has seen.” He then explained what the lab did months before the virus began rapidly spreading.

“In September of 2019, three things happened in that lab. One is they deleted the sequences. That is highly irregular, researchers don’t usually like to do that. Second thing they did was they changed the command and control from civilian control to the military control. Highly unusual,” he said. “And the third thing they did, which I think is really telling, is they let a contractor redo the ventilation system in that laboratory. So I think, clearly, there was a strong evidence that there was a significant event that happened in that laboratory in September.”

Redfield also testified that National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci “sidelined” him from any internal discussions about the origin of the pandemic and alleged Fauci didn’t like that Redfield supported the lab-leak theory.

“This was an a priori decision that there’s one point of view, that we’re going to put out there, and anyone who doesn’t agree with it is going to be sidelined,” Redfield testified. “And as I say, I was only the CDC director, and I was sidelined.” (RELATED: Emails Allegedly Show Fauci Commissioned Paper To Disprove Lab Leak Theory In 2020)

Redfield testified he was unaware that Fauci and Francis Collins, the then-director of the National Institutes of Health, held a conference call on February 1, 2020 to discuss the outbreak. Redfield said he only became aware after internal emails were published.

The Senate unanimously voted to declassify all intelligence relating to the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic after the Energy Department concluded the virus likely leaked from a lab.