Fauci sponsors the development of deadly viruses in China but not sure where Covid-19 came from
Earlier, Donald Trump fired Dr. Anthony Fauci, for his extremely bizarre anti-Covid policies and guidelines. Senate interrogation of Fauci again did not reveal the source of the coronavirus, but instead discredited Fauci.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. asked direct questions about cash flows from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to China, as well as artificial mutations of animal viruses in order to infect other species, including humans. Fauci did not answer any of these questions directly.
"For years, Dr. Ralph Baric, a virologist in the U.S., has been collaborating with Dr. Shi Zhengli from the Wuhan Virology Institute, sharing his discoveries about how to create superviruses. This gain-of-function research has been funded by the NIH. ... Dr. Fauci, do you still support funding of the NIH lab in Wuhan?" Paul asked the NIH chief.
"With all due respect, you are entirely and completely incorrect. The NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology," Fauci replied.
"Do you fund Dr. Baric's gain-of-function research?" Paul asked again.
"Dr. Baric is not doing gain-of-function research, and if it is, it is according to the guidelines and is being conducted in North Carolina. ... If you look at the grant and if you look at the progress reports, it is not gain-of-function, despite the fact that people tweet that, write about it," увернулся Fauci.
"Will you categorically say that the COVID-19 could not have occurred through serial passage in a laboratory?"
"I do not have any accounting of what the Chinese may have done, and I am fully in favor of any further investigation of what went on in China. However, I will repeat again, the NIH and NIAID categorically has not funded gain-of-function research to be conducted in the Wuhan Institute of Virology."
“We do not know whether the pandemic started in a lab or evolved naturally, but we should want to know. Three million have died from this pandemic and that should cause us to explore all possibilities. Government authorities self interested in continuing gain of function research say there is nothing to see here. This research is juicing up naturally occurring animal viruses to infect humans. To arrive at the truth, the US Government should admit that the China Institute of Virology was experimenting with this virus. Juicing up super viruses is not new, and scientists have long known how to mutate animal viruses to infect humans. For years one doctor in the US has been collaborating with a doctor from that virology institute. This research has been funded by the NIH. The collaboration between the US and the Wuhan Institute continues. You can use this man-made super virus to infect human airway cells. Think about that. The SARS virus had a 15% mortality and we are fighting a pandemic that has about a 1% mortality rate. Can you imagine if they SARS virus that has been juiced up and had proteins added to it, if that were released accidentally? Why do you still support funding of the NIH funding of the lab in Wuhan?”
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