As an Uber driver, I talk with around a dozen different people a day. We don't *all* talk about the pandemic anymore (as we used to during peak-panic), but the subject still comes up a lot. And it is interesting to me that so many people confidently *know* stuff that may or may not be true. I guess that's just human nature: Thanks to the internet, we think we're smarter than we are. I'm guilty of it too, if I'm being honest. But as I've gotten older, I've become much more skeptical and suspicious about things that are delivered to us as FACTS that we are supposed to believe without question.
To wit: Was the coronavirus pandemic a planned event? I now tend to believe so. The U.S. government (in the form of NIH/NIAID) has been working with the Chinese for a long time on this controversial "gain of function" research (GoF) - even when it was prohibited by U.S. law! I suppose the thinking was that the Chinese were going to do the research anyway, and so it was better to be involved and cooperating with them so we could see the results of their work. But then, there was the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where they were also working on gain-of-function research. Since the government grant for said research had already been issued, UNC was allowed to continue their GoF work even during the time it was prohibited. Back in 2015, UNC published a chilling paper on a new SARS CoV virus they discovered which originated in a type of Chinese horseshoe bat (surprise!) and that could transfer to humans (but - at that point - not human-to-human).
Good ol' Doc Fauci failed to mention these things during his various denials (some under oath) that GoF research really wasn't really GoF. The wiggle room...the small technicality he was exploiting was that in his view, "GoF" was simply related to animals and not animals-to-humans, when Congressional inquisitors were saying that yes, GoF *was* being used to manipulate a virus so that it would jump from animals to humans and then human-to-human. In other words, from Fauci's warped point of view, those researchers in Wuhan, China weren't deliberately trying to cause the virus to jump from human-to-human, even though that's exactly what "accidentally" (heh-heh) happened anyway. Clever, that Fauci guy! And then, as we know, this manipulated virus also "accidentally" got released to the world. Shocking!
I could be wrong, but at this point, no one will ever convince me that the Great Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020 was anything other than a deliberate act of global bio-terrorism.