Narrative Falling Apart: Newly-Revealed 2020 Emails By NIH Officials Expose Effort To Conceal Communication About COVID-19's Real Origin & EcoHealth Alliance w/ Mike Benz & Dr. Meryl Nass – Ask Dr. Drew

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Newly-released communications from the early days of COVID-19 reveal efforts by National Institutes Of Health (NIH) officials to hide emails about the pandemic's origin. If they secretly had doubts, why did officials blatantly lie to the public about their confidence in a zoonotic origin? ••「 CALL IN & LINKS: 」•• Former State Dept. cyber official Mike Benz discusses new info, and Dr. Meryl Nass returns with an update on the WHO Pandemic treaty.

The NIH emails included references to a "secret back channel" to Dr. Fauci and steps to "make emails disappear" in case of a Freedom Of Information Act request, discovered in messages with Dr. David Morens and EcoHealth Alliance president Dr. Peter Daszak.

“We are all smart enough to know to never have smoking guns, and if we did we wouldn’t put them in emails and if we found them we’d delete them,” was written in an email sent on June 16, 2020.

“[I] learned from our foia lady here how to make emails disappear after I am foia’d but before the search starts,” Dr. David Morens wrote in an email on Feb. 24, 2021.

Mike Benz is the founder of Foundation for Freedom Online, a free speech watchdog dedicated to restoring the promise of a free and open Internet. He is a former State Department cyber official in the Trump Administration, whose responsibilities included formulating and negotiating US foreign policy on international communications and information technology matters. Follow Mike at and

Dr. Meryl Nass is a board-certified physician with over 40 years of experience in all areas of internal medicine. She is a nationally recognized expert on epidemics who has consulted for government agencies around the world, especially focussing on anthrax, Zika, Ebola, and biological warfare investigations. Follow Dr. Nass at and learn more about Door To Freedom at

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