TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Scientists who simply believe what they're told aren't scientists at all, they are dangerous posers. Suddenly, we have a lot of those in this country. For months, as a strange new disease brought the American way of life to a halt, our scientific establishment ignored the most basic question of all, where did this illness come from?
To this day, we still don't really know the answer to that. In place of verifiable facts, our leaders accepted the story they've been handed by propagandists in the Chinese government. The virus came from a food market in the industrial city of Wuhan where somehow it jumped from an animal, possibly a bat, to human beings. That's what the Chinese government told our leaders, that's what our leaders told us.
There was never any proof that it was true. There was quite a bit of evidence that it wasn't true, but under pressure from their Chinese donors, international health organizations endorsed that explanation.
They called the new virus "COVID," short for coronavirus disease. They wanted the most generic possible name for it, they wanted to obscure any relationship between this new virus and the Chinese government. From its very first days, in other words, this pandemic was shrouded in lies.