“Gain of function research” is such soft language, let’s just call it what it is: creating lethal bioweapons. It has been revealed through investigations spearheaded by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) that funding from the National Institute of Health and National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases under Dr. Anthony Fauci supported this work.
Not only at the Wuhan Institute of Virology but in North Carolina as well teams were working to increase the virality and mortality rates of existing viruses by adding proteins from other viruses to them, at the taxpayers expense. While Fauci vociferously denied this to Sen. Paul and the Congress, in 2012 he wrote a clinical paper ardently defending the practice.
Fauci’s Deceit Is Unmistakable
Dr. Fauci wrote,
“Scientists working in this field might say—as indeed I have said—that the benefits of such experiments and the resulting knowledge outweigh the risks.”
Fox News wrote on May 25th,
“On Tuesday, the NIAID director defended the “modest” collaboration between the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) and NIAID to study bat-transmitted coronaviruses but denied the money went to gain-of-function research.
Six-hundred thousand dollars from NIAID was given to a group called EcoHealth Alliance, which, in turn, paid the WIV to study the risk of bat coronaviruses infecting humans.
“I would have been almost a dereliction of our duty if we didn’t study this, and the only way you can study these things is you’ve got to go where the action is,” Fauci said, referencing the early-2000s SARS outbreak, which is presumed to have come from bats.”
The admission completely flies in the face of the contentious testimony Fauci gave to Senator Paul, directly contradicting Fauci’s insistence that the NIH and NIAID didn’t fund the research.
From the CSPAN footage, the exchange went something like this: Sen. Rand Paul: “Dr. Fauci, do you still support…NIH funding of the lab in Wuhan?” Dr. Anthony Fauci: “Senator Paul, with all due respect, you are entirely and completely incorrect…”
Dr. Fauci, deceived the American people, that much is clear. What isn’t clear is to what extent he did so, or whether he will ever be held responsible for doing so.