Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci has assured Americans he has their best interests in mind. However, a new report calls his credibility into serious doubt.
The Intercept reported it obtained 900 pages of documents describing the work of U.S.-based health organization EcoHealth Alliance.
The documents reportedly included a grant proposal funded by the NIAID to research bat coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.
Remember the early months of 2020, when we were told the coronavirus originated from a bat in Wuhan, China? That is the very coronavirus, of course, that proceeded to shut down the entire world for the next year-plus.
Now we have reports alleging that the United States used federal money to fund research on bat coronaviruses in the very city where the infamous COVID-19 coronavirus originated.
If this sounds suspicious, that’s because it is.
Fauci himself knows how suspicious this all is. That’s why he tried to quell concerns by saying in July the NIAID did not fund so-called “gain-of-function” coronavirus research in Wuhan.
According to the New York Post, Fauci admitted in a May 2021 congressional hearing that the National Institutes of Health approved $600,000 to the Wuhan Institute of Virology “to study whether bat coronaviruses could be transmitted to humans.”
“But Fauci emphatically denied that the money went toward so-called ‘gain of function’ research, which he described as ‘taking a virus that could infect humans and making it either more transmissible and/or pathogenic for humans,’” the outlet reported.
In a Twitter thread, the Rutgers University Board of Governors professor of chemistry and chemical biology, Richard H. Ebright, said this characterization of the funding provided by the NIH is simply dishonest.
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