Former CDC Director Robert Redfield has doubled down on previous statements he made confirming his belief that the virus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
As a virologist, I find it biologically not feasible now that, all of a sudden, this virus… has somehow learned how to be highly infectious for man.
Appearing on Fox News earlier this week, Redfield said in regards to the lab leak theory “my professional opinion, as a virologist, is that’s the hypothesis that I support.”
Redfield explained, “I had a very high-security clearance to work with the State Department and the national security group, including the secretary, Pompeo, where we reviewed material together to try to understand, help him understand what it meant scientifically.”
He added, “I don’t know if he also asked Dr. Fauci to do the same. But I would say I had probably the highest clearance within the agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services, and therefore was privy to a lot of information, some of which now has been declassified.”
“And I think, as you see more and more of it declassified, people start saying, well, wait a minute, maybe we ought to look at this other hypothesis at least with the same rigor,” Redfield continued.