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‘Fauci lied’: New documents on lab leak theory released

Senator Rand Paul has again accused Dr Anthony Fauci of lying under oath while testifying before the Senate in July when he claimed the National Institutes of Health (NIH) did not fund controversial gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

“Surprise surprise – Fauci lied again,” Senator Paul tweeted.

“And I was right about his agency funding novel Coronavirus research at Wuhan.”

It comes after newly released documents obtained by The Intercept show the NIH directed a grant of $3.1 million USD to the US health organisation Eco Health Alliance.

Nearly $600,000 of the fund went straight to the Wuhan Institute of Virology to study bat coronaviruses.

In July Dr Fauci told the Senate the NIH did send funds to study bat coronaviruses, however the money did not fund dangerous gain-of-function research.

Gain-of-function is the medical research that “alters an organism or disease in a way that increases pathogenesis, transmissibility or host range.”

However after the 900 pages of documents were released – a molecular biologist at Rutgers University says the claims the research wasn’t defined as gain-of-function is “untruthful”.

“The documents make it clear that assertions by the NIH Director, Francis Collins, and the NIAID Director, Anthony Fauci, that the NIH did not support gain-of-function research or potential pandemic pathogen enhancement at WIV are untruthful,” Richard Ebright tweeted.

“The materials show that the 2014 and 2019 NIH grants to EcoHealth with subcontracts to WIV funded gain-of-function research as defined in federal policies in effect in 2014-2017 and potential pandemic pathogen enhancement as defined in federal policies in effect in 2017-present.

“The materials confirm the grants supported the construction–in Wuhan–of novel chimeric SARS-related coronaviruses that combined a spike gene from one coronavirus with genetic information from another coronavirus, and confirmed the resulting viruses could infect human cells.”

The documents also show that a separate study on genetically engineered mice with human cell receptors was conducted at the Wuhan University Center for Animal Experiment.

Alina Chan – also a molecular biologist – assessed the documents and the seriousness of the studying bat coronaviruses.

“In this proposal, they actually point out that they know how risky this work is,” she said.

“They keep talking about people potentially getting bitten – and they kept records of everyone who got bitten.

“Does EcoHealth have those records? And if not, how they can they possibly rule out a research-related accident?”

Comments

  1. This man deserves the penalty of 5 years in prison for lies to congress and much more. Much, much more. Any more mandates will not be followed. We as American people have had enough lies. They will not enslave us. The stadiums this past weekend sent this administration a big lesson if he had a brain to understand it ???????

  2. Herr Doctor Flu-Chi has been lying, misleading and obfuscating almost from day one. Why would he do this? Because it incriminates him in the deaths of 4 million people and counting. He knew from the outset that this almost certainly came from the lab he was back door funding through Peter Daszak. The letter he was citing claiming this virus was natural in origin was drafted by Peter Daszak of Ecohealth alliance the organization used to funnel funds for gain of function research that had been banned already for the danger of what we are all living today, well not all. This was their way of getting around the laws enacted to protect the global population. Peter Daszak FWIW was the westerner sent to Wuhan to investigate where this deadly virus came from, not kidding. Apart from Fauci and Shi Zhengli (Bat Woman) nobody in the world had a greater conflict of interest and motivation for saying this didn't originate in the very lab he was funding because he too is an accomplice in the deaths of millions of people. It is sickeningly ironic this was the guy who drafted the letter cited by Flu-Chi to the public to cover for the obviously genetically engineered virus.

    2020 should be an eye opener to what evil is at work in this world and the pun is intentional. Fauci, Zhengli and Daszak should be standing trial for their obvious crimes. The media and big tech for being accomplices and their malfeasance on all levels if we assume this is gross negligence and bias. Yet the longer they try and cover for the Chines Communist Party, the World Health Organization, Dr. Fauci and his immediate accomplices the more it looks less like a lab leak and a coordinated criminal act? You have a it leaked and was at best a bioweapon in the making, or increasingly more likely one released on purpose with our big tech companies like Google, Twitter and Facebook and CNN MSNBC and the rest with a work in progress. Not as fuzzy and out of focus as it once was.

  3. I don't believe it came from a lab, less than a mile away from the corona outbreak.
    One of two labs in all of china, that conducts research into the sars covid virus.
    A lab, funded by the US, doing gain of function research, which was abolished so that it needed to be outsourced.
    That's just a coincidence.

  4. I'm a retired academic, so I've witnessed what occurrs in granting institutions. Many people believe that there's a good case to be made that the virus escaped from one of the virology labs in Wuhan, and I agree with them. However, I believe it is ineffective to target Dr. Fauci, especially him alone. Decisions about grant funding are made by committees from the same discipline as the applicants. Dr. Fauci, as head of of NIIAH, signs off on grants that are already approved. Questioning the committee members, all of whom should be well-known virologists, would be a better strategy. It would also make this look less like a vendetta against one person. Yes, Dr. Dazsak should be interviewed, but these other virologists as well.

  5. The schizos keep winning.
    Why does Australian news obsessively report on American politics and American news constantly reporting on Australia totalitarianism?

  6. He needs to prosecuted fail in early Pandemic to discuss QT EKG Prolongation association Hydroxychloroquine + Zithromax in individuals that have this condition could cause Cardiac Arrest= Death ☠️
    Instead left President Trump hanging for his Demoncrap Regime Allegiance so that Trump would be blamed!!! Fauchi due this caused some deaths by not being a Physician First!!! He is a Political Hack!!! He is not a Physician!!!

  7. The penalty for gain of function research should be life with no chance of parole, or even death!
    The weaponization of pathogens is, I thought, illegal.
    It has one purpose, and one purpose only, to kill humans in mass!
    They will now develop the antigen in advance of the next pandemic, to gain the upper hand!
    The world was the guinea pigs for this round!

  8. Did you know that the FDA does not do any testing of any drugs that they approve? They leave that job up to the NIH. Do you know who the chief of Bioethics is at the NIH that is also responsible for the approval of the Covid 19 gene therapies…I mean "vaccines"? Her name is Christine Grady and she is the wife of Mister "doctor" Fauci since 1985. Mmmmm…..

  9. If the government won't hold these people accountable the these corrupt officials should be pulled out into the streets, and turned over to the people…WE will make short work of them, and bring balance back to order

  10. I hope they get to the truth what Fauci did. He lied get it out once and for all. Don't stop till you get truth out. Please it's so important.

  11. Look 1944 happend along time ago that's dead and gone… This type of tyranny will no longer stand we have no time to entertain it in modern society.

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