Anthony Fauci

Why did they suppress the lab-leak theory?

Featured image We have occasionally turned to science writer Matt Ridley for clarity and illumination. He brings both to the latest news about the lab-leak theory of the origin of Covid-19. His Spiked column asks “Why did scientists suppress the lab-leak theory?” Subhead: “In private, they said it was plausible. In public, they called it a conspiracy theory.” Ridley recounts: In December 2019 there was an outbreak in China of a novel »

The Collins crock: WSJ edition

Featured image Yesterday in “The Collins crock” I took up the disgusting comments of now retired NIH head Francis Collins on FOX News Sunday. Today the Wall Street Journal comments on the substance of the emails disclosing the public relations campaign concocted by Collins and the fallacious Anthony Fauci to quash the Great Barrington Declaration. The Journal follows up in the excellent reported editorial “How Fauci and Collins Shut Down Covid Debate.” »

Fauci calls for firing of Jesse Watters

Featured image Anthony Fauci says Fox News should fire Jesse Watters “on the spot.” Why? Because Watters told those attending Turning Point USA’s AmericaFest conference that they should “ambush” Fauci with questions about the National Institutes of Health funding “gain-of-function” research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Watters said of the questioning he proposed: Now you go in for the kill shot. The kill shot? With an ambush? Deadly. Because he doesn’t »

Mr. Science balks

Featured image For a long time, I sympathized with Dr. Anthony Fauci. There he was, trying to deal with a pandemic caused by a virus no one knew much about. Sure, he was often wrong about pandemic-related matters, but so were plenty of others, on both sides of the political spectrum and in between, who opined on these subjects. Everyone was shooting in the dark. But at some point — possibly because »