NIH head Dr Francis Collins DISMISSED Wuhan lab leak theory in April 2020 email to Dr Fauci with subject line 'conspiracy gains momentum', newly released messages show

NIH Director Dr Francis Collins appeared to dismiss the theory that COVID-19 leaked from a Wuhan lab as a 'conspiracy' in an email to Dr Anthony Fauci

The subject line of Collins' email to Fauci, which was sent on April 16 last year, was titled 'conspiracy gains momentum'

It included a link to a Mediaite news article referencing comments made a day earlier about the Wuhan lab leak theory by Fox News anchor Bret Baier

The contents of Collins' email was redacted. Fauci replied on April 17 at 2.45am but his response was also blacked out