(JustPatriots.com)- A former doctor from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just revealed that he believes the COVID-19 virus escaped from a Chinese laboratory. That’s precisely the claim made by Republicans including members of former President Donald Trump’s cabinet, and one that was mocked and ridiculed by the Democrats, the media, and Big Tech.
Dr. Robert Redfield revealed his analysis of the virus during an interview on March 28 with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the virologist who headed up the CDC during the Trump administration.
“Now, I am of the point of view that I still think the most likely aetiology of this pathogen in Wuhan was from a laboratory, escaped. The 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 said.
He added that, if he were to guess, “the virus started transmitting somewhere in September, October in Wuhan.”
“I do not believe this somehow came from a bat to a human, and at that moment in time, the virus came to the human, because one of the most infectious viruses we know in humanity for human-to-human transmission,” he continued.
Redfield said that the theory of the virus coming from a bat – or a frozen bat, as scientists from the World Health Organization have claimed – doesn’t make “biological sense.”
The question of where the COVID-19 virus originated has been hotly debated since the beginning of the pandemic. China banned scientists from foreign nations from entering the country during the early days of the outbreak, making it difficult to establish facts related to the earliest documented cases. China also previously suggested that the virus may have originated from American soldiers, further muddying the waters.
However, recent theories have been put forward by World Health Organization officials, including the possibility of a bat infected a human, or contaminated frozen foods being sold at markets in the country being to blame.
With China’s absolute refusal to be transparent on the issue, however, it seems unlikely at this point that we will ever know for sure.