Fox News’ Steve Hilton shared an investigation that breaks down the origins of the coronavirus, and not only links it back to U.S. commissioned research, but also to Dr. Anthony Fauci.
The host of the “The Next Revolution” told his viewers that the evidence uncovered “points to the most likely cause of the pandemic and it’s worse than anything that we have heard so far.”
Highlighting a study 10 years ago in the Netherlands involving ferrets, which have respiratory systems that operate similar to humans, Hilton said researchers “were trying to see if the virus that starts out without the ability to be transmitted through the air can eventually gain that ability.”
“This led to the creation of an entirely new type of scientific research made possible by advances in gene technology,” he said. “It was called gain of function virus research. The idea was to replicate in a lab what had been done with those ferrets — to take the virus and manipulate the genetic code to make it stronger and powerful. The virus would gain new function, hence the name.”
The idea being to engineer the most contagious deadly viruses in lab conditions “to learn about treatments and vaccines about the calamity of an actual outbreak,” Hilton noted.
This research was carried out around the world, with Wuhan, China being home to a leading laboratory, funded in part by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, headed up by Dr. Anthony Fauci.
The great risk being if a highly contagious virus managed to escape the lab, it could cause calamity — much like the world is seeing today with COVID-19.
Hilton shared that the Obama administration put a moratorium on the controversial research.
“Despite the controversy surrounding this type of research,” he said, “it always had one steadfast champion, a leading figure in the world of infectious diseases, Anthony Fauci. His institute funded that first ferret study. At the time he cowrote an op-ed in the Washington Post describing the research as “a risk worth taking… important information and insight can come from generating a potentially dangerous virus in the laboratory.”