A Sky News Australia reporter joined “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Monday to share a recently released video that appears to show the Wuhan Institute of Virology experimenting with bats and “humanized mice” with viruses, as well as a band of researchers going into the field to capture bats.
The video comes after more than a year of claims by the scientific community that claims that the Chinese lab was conducting research that led to the coronavirus pandemic were a “conspiracy theory.”
Host Tucker Carlson noted that there is now a growing list of so-called “conspiracy theories” that are instead potentially true as new evidence emerges.
Carlson pointed to British-born zoologist Peter Daszak, whose New York-based nonprofit “EcoHealth Alliance” has reportedly funded research on gain-of-function on coronaviruses in Wuhan, China.
“Peter Daszak is one of the virologists who received taxpayer money from Tony Fauci and the NIH to conduct dangerous and reckless experiments at the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” Carlson said, then pointing to a tweet from December of Daszak claiming that no bats had been experienced. on in this lab.
Meanwhile, Carlson reported on a report by Sharri Markson of Sky News Australia which claimed to show that bats were indeed experienced.
“It is not a conspiracy to say that there were live bats in the laboratory, it is a fact. As you can see, this video shows bats in a cage at the Wuhan Institute, ”Markson said in a voiceover in the new footage.
On “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Markson said the video was an official Chinese Academy of Sciences reel that was obtained by “an underground team of detectives called DRASTIC.”
“As you say, it shows that a lot of what we were told about the origin of the pandemic from the very beginning was Chinese disinformation, which was then spread by many people who had worked in collaboration with the Wuhan Institute of Virology, who have been compromised in extreme conflicts of interest, ”she said.
Markson noted that Daszak’s claim that the lab leak theory was a conspiracy theory and that he was one of the World Health Organization investigators in an alleged widely criticized investigation of the Chinese lab .
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She added that Daszak and Fauci are “riddled with conflict” because of their status as investigators or consulted experts on the virus and the pandemic.
“Anthony Fauci should not advise the president on the origin of the coronavirus given that it was his organization (NIAID) that funneled the money via a sub-grant to the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” said Markson. ” [Fauci] may issue all the denials he likes, but scientific papers say they were funded by the NIH. “
Carlson noted that the allegations against Fauci have yet to be fully investigated.