An interesting coincidence is that the White House under Barack Obama lifted the moratorium on gain-of-function research on January 9, 2017 – 11 days before President Trump's inauguration:
The very next day – January 10, 2017 – Anthony Fauci went on record at Georgetown University and predicted "There will be a surprise outbreak":
For this, the gaslighting media hailed Fauci as some kind of magical Nostradamus.
It's easy to predict something you're actively planning. Almost certainly, with Obama's full knowledge and complicity, to release in an election year.
On October 25, 2019, Joe Biden tweeted:
We are not prepared for a pandemic. Trump has rolled back progress President Obama and I made to strengthen global health security. We need leadership that builds public trust, focuses on real threats, and mobilizes the world to stop outbreaks before they reach our shores.
In December 2019, the NIAID and Moderna transferred mRNA coronavirus vaccine candidates to researchers at the University of North Carolina. This was mere weeks before the outbreak of the "novel coronavirus" in China.