Fauci Knew NIH Funded Wuhan’s Gain-of-Function Research as Pandemic Began, Email Reveals

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Editors’ Note:  Now it appears that Dr. Fauci, the doctor most beloved by the press, is clearly a liar. He knew early on that the US government was funding gain of function research in China. Our own government, cooperating with our adversary, unleashed a terrible virus on the world, killing millions and wrecking the world economy and government budgets everywhere. While the recent emails confirm, credit must be given to the sole politician who doggedly sought the truth of Covid’s origins, Dr. Rand Paul of Kentucky. He did this in spite of the constant smears that suspecting Dr. Fauci and our own government was a “conspiracy theory.” Besides Dr. Fauci losing his reputation (and we hope his pension, too), the other big loser is the mainstream corporate media, which has proven itself to be simply a mouthpiece for those in the Democrat Party. It would appear they now have no reputation worthy of losing.


Despite his claims to the contrary, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, knew by January 2020 that his agency was funding gain-of-function research of novel coronaviruses in Wuhan, China.


A newly released email obtained by the investigative public-health non-profit U.S. Right to Know revealed that Fauci knew the extent of the Chinese coronavirus research before the pandemic broke out in the U.S.

In a January 27, 2020, email, Fauci received talking points from an aide regarding Wuhan Institute of Virology research that was being funded by the disease division of the National Institutes of Health. The former chief medical adviser to the president then spoke about Covid-19 at a press conference later that evening.

The NIAID funded the gain-of-function research through the nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance, which contracted the Wuhan lab “for the past 5 years,” according to the email.


“EcoHealth group (Peter Daszak et al), has for years been among the biggest players in coronavirus work, also in collaboration with Ralph Baric, Ian Lipkin and others,” Fauci’s chief of staff Greg Folkers wrote to his boss and other public health officials.

Folkers then went into detail, specifically regarding the research’s findings. With the financial backing of Fauci’s agency, approximately 10,000 bats and about 2,000 other mammals were sampled from 47 sites across the South China Sea, he wrote. This area was a prime location for discovering the closest relatives to SARS-CoV-2.

While in the South China Sea, the virus researchers reportedly discovered 52 novel sarbecoviruses, or coronaviruses related to SARS, which is the species that SARS-CoV-2 belongs to.


Folkers did not explicitly mention gain-of-function research, but he did note the novel coronaviruses did “cause SARS-like disease in humanized mouse models.”…..


Continue reading this article at National Review.


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