Kristian G Andersen's input into the origin paper organised by Farrar is bizarre. Even though Andersen would put his name on the paper, he would be noted in the Fauci emails as studying the virus and, with the help of a small team, coming to the conclusion that it was in fact man-made. In the Fauci emails, Andersen states clearly: “after discussions earlier today, Eddie, Bob, Mike and myself all find the genome inconsistent with expectations from evolutionary theory”. So, what would make Professor Kristian Andersen become involved in a scientific paper which would very soon after come to the opposite conclusions? By February 2021, Kristian Andersen found himself having to defend his actions publicly, something none of these “scientists” seem to have been expecting. Andersen claimed that the emails to Anthony Fauci showing that he had found the viral genome to be “inconsistent with expectations from evolutionary theory” was simply a “clear example of the scientific process”.
There was no way for Andersen to avoid confronting the Fauci emails once they were published, with Professor Roger Pielke of the University of Colorado Boulder asking Andersen on Twitter to explain what "all find the genome inconsistent with expectations from evolutionary theory" actually means in layman's terms. Andersen's response was to double down on the original findings by stating: "it specifically means we thought - on preliminary look - that the virus could have been engineered and/or manipulated. Turns out the data suggest otherwise - which is the conclusion of our paper." In a further tweet, Andersen would state: "Conspiracies have created a narrative where we all 'dismissed it [the lab leak hypothesis] out of hand'." stating that the very idea was "absurd and couldn't be further from the truth. It's just that the data don't support the hypothesis." So, knowing now that the lab leak theory is being accepted as the probable source, we can only conclude that either Professor Kristian Andersen is really incompetent at his job, or he was complicit in the creation of fake science, conjured up in an attempt to hide the true origins of SARS-CoV-2.
Although at first glance it may appear that Andersen has no obvious link to the Wellcome Trust, his
postdoctoral advisor at the Harvard-linked Broad Institute was Pardis Sabeti, who I will mention shortly. Andersen heads up the Scripps Research's Andersen Lab, which also includes external research contributions from fellow Proximal Origin paper authors Andrew Rambaut and Bob Garry.