Academic Fraud on Origins of SARS-CoV-2

By Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH

On November 19, 2020 I testified as the lead witness in the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs led by Senator Ron Johnson. I used the term “academic fraud” in a series of sharp exchanges with now White House Coronavirus Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha. I was told by colleagues that the term fraud was too strident and I should tone down by comments for the media. Over two years later the US House of Representatives Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic held hearings on “Investigating the Origins of COVID-19” and has hit the tip of an iceberg of academic fraud with a trail of peer-reviewed manuscripts as evidence for the creation of the SARS-CoV-2 chimeric virus in the Wuhan Institute of Virology Biosecurity Annex Level 4 laboratory (WIV). This lab had been conducting experiments designed by UNC researcher Dr. Ralph Baric for years and publishing their progress on creation of a coronavirus that could invade human respiratory cells via the ACE2 receptor. They were also developing countermeasures including monoclonal antibodies and killed virus vaccines.

Menachery VD, Yount BL Jr, Sims AC, Debbink K, Agnihothram SS, Gralinski LE, Graham RL, Scobey T, Plante JA, Royal SR, Swanstrom J, Sheahan TP, Pickles RJ, Corti D, Randell SH, Lanzavecchia A, Marasco WA, Baric RS. SARS-like WIV1-CoV poised for human emergence. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Mar 15;113(11):3048-53. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1517719113. Epub 2016 Mar 14. PMID: 26976607; PMCID: PMC4801244. Menachery, V., Yount, B., Debbink, K. et al. A SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronaviruses shows potential for human emergence. Nat Med 21, 1508–1513 (2015).

The House Committee found through emails that multiple researchers including Dr. Kristian Andersen and Dr. Edward Holmes messaged Dr. Anthony Fauci in January with their conclusions that SARS-CoV-2 could not have arisen from nature. These and other doctors were summoned to a teleconference with Fauci, Dr. Francis Collins, and Welcome Trust Director (now WHO Scientific Director) Jeremy Farrar and four days later the messaging from all the individuals made a 180 degree turn consistently stating the virus did not come from the WIV.

In April, 2020, an opinion paper led by Andersen and coordinated by Farrar appeared in Nature Medicine which completely ignored the work by Baric in the WIV and concluded the virus could not have come from the lab.

In September, 2021, Holmes continues the false narrative in the journal Cell this time citing Baric’s work (Menachery et al) but completely ignoring the chimeric creation in 2015 with homology to the ancestral WIV SARS-CoV-2.

These no doubt are just a few of the individuals and the manuscripts that will memorialize an academic crime that advanced a false worldwide narrative on the origins of SARS-CoV-2. Many have speculated that NIH funding was the motive to get in line with Fauci and Collins. The author list however, tells us this was a global act of fraud.

Why did so many scientists want their names on papers that intentionally misled readers away from WIV? What was the motivation for NIH NIAID UNC WIV to design SARS-CoV-2 as a lethal infection with potential to kill millions? Was this for the advancement of science or where there intentions darker? Did all of these doctors really think it could all be covered up? When I said “fraud,” I meant it. The work of investigative reporters has just begun.

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Menachery VD, Yount BL Jr, Sims AC, Debbink K, Agnihothram SS, Gralinski LE, Graham RL, Scobey T, Plante JA, Royal SR, Swanstrom J, Sheahan TP, Pickles RJ, Corti D, Randell SH, Lanzavecchia A, Marasco WA, Baric RS. SARS-like WIV1-CoV poised for human emergence. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Mar 15;113(11):3048-53. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1517719113. Epub 2016 Mar 14. PMID: 26976607; PMCID: PMC4801244.

Andersen KG, Rambaut A, Lipkin WI, Holmes EC, Garry RF. The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2. Nat Med. 2020 Apr;26(4):450-452. doi: 10.1038/s41591-020-0820-9. PMID: 32284615; PMCID: PMC7095063.

Holmes EC, Goldstein SA, Rasmussen AL, Robertson DL, Crits-Christoph A, Wertheim JO, Anthony SJ, Barclay WS, Boni MF, Doherty PC, Farrar J, Geoghegan JL, Jiang X, Leibowitz JL, Neil SJD, Skern T, Weiss SR, Worobey M, Andersen KG, Garry RF, Rambaut A. The origins of SARS-CoV-2: A critical review. Cell. 2021 Sep 16;184(19):4848-4856. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2021.08.017. Epub 2021 Aug 19. PMID: 34480864; PMCID: PMC8373617.

Why are they afraid? Is the release of suppressed J6 footage really a “threat to our democracy”?

Image: Why are they afraid? Is the release of suppressed J6 footage really a “threat to our democracy”?

(Natural News) The release of over 40,000 hours of January 6th security footage by Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy to Tucker Carlson of Fox News has sparked an immediate backlash from Democrats who claim Carlson is exploiting the footage to misrepresent the event.  Say what you want about Fox News, but Carlson as an individual has shown consistency in his reporting and an effort to get beyond the mere surface of events.  The assertion that Carlson is misrepresenting J6 footage remains unfounded.

(Article by Tyler Durden republished from

Leftists were not able to describe how, exactly, surveillance footage from the capitol is rigged to depict events that did not happen, but their reactionary behavior indicates a number of inconvenient truths:

First, leftists went on the attack before the footage was ever received by Tucker Carlson.  They didn’t want him to have it.  The Democrats at least believed that unreleased footage might show evidence contrary to their carefully crafted narrative of an “insurrection.”  Or, they knew that it would debunk their narrative.   Either way, they preemptively accused Carlson of mishandling the footage as it was made available to him.

If the public can be convinced that certain information is a lie before they ever see the information, then the release of those facts becomes irrelevant.  The populace has been strategically infected with bias, so they will not see what is right in front of their eyes.

Second, Democrats and some GOP NeoCons have shown once again that they think the public should not be allowed to determine the meaning of data and evidence for themselves.  In fact, one might suspect that establishment elites have something to hide as they rage indignantly about the mere release of video surveillance.  Why are they so opposed to the public viewing the information unless that information threatens to expose establishment lies?


Third, much like the release of the Twitter Files, it is actually a majority of the corporate media that is seeking to misrepresent the evidence being revealed as rigged, incomplete or not important.  Their goal is to suppress new information, and if they can’t do that they will try to undermine it by sowing false seeds of doubt.

Numerous Democrat leaders and some NeoCon politicians, without taking time to acknowledge the implications of the surveillance being presented by Tucker Carlson, have immediately denounced the footage as “lies” and “sleight of hand.”  Senator Chuck Schumer was quick to go on the attack, calling Carlson’s recent segment on J6 a “perversion” of the truth.  Not only that, but Schumer openly called for Rupert Murdoch to stop Carlson and remove him.

Why?  Because “our democracy depends on” the censorship of such materials.

NeoCon Mitch McConnell went even further, stating:

“It was a mistake, in my view, for Fox News to depict this in a way that’s completely at variance with what our chief law enforcement official here at the Capitol thinks.”

In other words, the mainstream news should be taking its cues from government officials and repeating exactly what THEY say, rather than reporting on the evidence as it exists.  In their view, the narrative of the government supersedes the determinations of the public.

This is the exact sentiment that was expressed by U.S. Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger, who argued that Carlson’s conclusions were “offensive and misleading.”  Manger claimed that:

“TV commentary will not record the truth for our history books…The justice system will. The truth and justice are on our side.”

Again, they believe that they write the truth.  They write history, and history is whatever they say it is.  The J6 Committee had one job, which was to perpetuate the historical narrative of an insurrection by conservatives on the steps of the Capitol Building.  They were not interested in the truth, which is why over 40,000 hours of surveillance footage was never released to the public.  They showed us what they wanted us to see, not the full reality.

Beyond the numerous videos showing police opening the doors and inviting protesters inside (which the media continues to lie about), there is also the question of intent which the J6 Committee was never able to prove.

The FBI found no evidence that the Trump Administration had anything to do with the Capitol protesters and scant evidence of any form of organization or coordination that would be required for an insurrection.  Where were the plans for takeover?  Who intended to run the government after the supposed coup?  Where was the army that was going to secure the capitol after the insurrection’s success?  None of these things existed.

In fact, none of the protesters on J6 were even armed and the only person killed when the protests turned violent was Ashli Babbitt, a protester.  It’s pretty difficult to pull off an insurrection without weapons, without organization and without a plan.  In other words, there was no insurrection.  The claim is an erroneous lie, and always has been.  The establishment has tried to reinvent a protest that turned aggressive into an act of war against “democracy” itself.

Tucker Carlson’s footage shows what most of us already knew – That the media and elements of the government have completely overblown the events of January 6th for political gain  The footage also reconfirms that no police were killed by protesters, and yet the media continue to perpetuate that disinformation.  It is likely that Carlson will be releasing new footage for many months to come which runs contrary to the official version of events, which is why Democrats are calling for him to be taken off the air.

There is far more proven organization during the BLM and Antifa riots across the US for the past few years.  Just this week Antifa engaged in a highly organized direct attack on a police training center site near Atlanta, Georgia.  But the media doesn’t want to talk about that, or how leftist groups represent a danger to our constitutional freedoms.  And it is this double standard that is only making half the country more inclined to not care about such notions.

If our system is so corrupt that the release of hard video evidence “threatens our democracy,” then maybe our democracy isn’t worth saving.

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