(RoyalPatriot.com )- Kristian Andersen, an Anthony Fauci confidant who has received millions in research grants from the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is said to have offered to secretly delete a research paper exposing the erasure of a database containing information relevant to the origins of COVID-19.
Fauci’s close friend, a virologist at the Scripps Research Institute, made the proposition during a Zoom call with Fauci, former National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, and the paper’s author Jesse D. Bloom.
Bloom, an evolutionary biologist, had retrieved many early SARS-CoV-2 genomic sequences destroyed by the National Institutes of Health at the behest of Chinese Communist Party experts at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
The Zoom conversation was scheduled two days after Bloom handed Fauci and Collins a study copy.
Collins invited two outside scientists to participate — Andersen and virologist Robert Garry. Fauci’s agency has given both men millions of dollars. Bloom asked evolutionary researcher Sergei Pond and genetic biologist Rasmus Nielsen on the call as his guests.
It didn’t occur to Bloom that it was highly contentious within moments of the start of the Zoom call. But six months later, he was still so concerned by what had happened that he penned a recounting of the meeting.
Bloom’s recounting of the Zoom call contains a startling revelation. Fauci’s confidant, Kristian Andersen, offered to delete the paper secretly.
Andersen’s resistance to the study came months after he privately wrote Fauci that specific components of COVID-19 possibly appear manufactured.
The papers also said that the Chinese Community Party sought to conceal details about the early days of the virus’s escalation.
The email was sent on January 31, 2021, almost five months before Bloom’s retrieved the erased database. This information was learned via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
It was then that Andersen offered an unexpected proposal to Bloom. He claimed to be a screener for the preprint service, which gave him access to papers that had not yet been made public. He then volunteered to either completely erase or edit the preprint so that there would be no trace of the
Bloom declined the offer, given the aggressive character of the discussion.
According to Bloom’s notes, Andersen found the preprint “very unsettling,” causing him and another call participant to start “yelling at each other.”
Fauci and Collins distanced themselves from their colleague’s suggestion to secretly remove the manuscript from the preprint database, with Fauci reportedly saying, “just for the record, I never advised you delete or amend the pre-print,” according to Bloom.
This story is troubling. If Fauci’s close colleague is perfectly willing to push the boundaries on information manipulation, how do we trust the information we are receiving?