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Moderna CEO Told Fauci to ‘Mock Up an Outbreak’ Just before Covid Emerged, Leaked Video Shows

Just one month before the Covid pandemic was unleashed in 2019, Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel told Dr. Anthony Fauci to “mock up an outbreak” of a deadly virus, a leaked video has revealed.

The video, filmed in 2021, shows Bancel discussing a conversation he had with Fauci in November 2019, while he was serving as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

Bancel was recalling the conversation during an interview with Atlas Venture.

In the video of the interview, which was leaked in sections by activist Matt Baker, Bancel says he spoke with Fauci about staging an outbreak just one month before COVID-19 first emerged in December 2019.

The Moderna boss says he spoke to Fauci about a major pandemic because he was confident that an mRNA vaccine could be rapidly deployed in response.

“At the end of the day we talked to Tony [Fauci] about something I’ve always been passionate about, which is outbreak and pandemic readiness because I knew the mRNA technology could go so fast,” Bancel said.

“And so I say one day we should mock up an outbreak where you guys send us by email a sequence of a virus you pick and we start the clock watch and we see how quickly we can give you GNP dose to get into the clinic.”

“You guys take into the clinic, and I told them we should be able to do that in less than 60 days, and they were all laughing, saying you cannot do a GNP product in less than 60 days.”


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