All hell continues to break loose surrounding Dr. Fauci’s shifting story surrounding the coronavirus outbreak.
There is only bad news coming in about Dr. Fauci’s conduct in funding a lab in China that many believe the coronavirus escaped from.
And what Dr. Fauci just admitted will leave you red with rage.
Republicans have repeatedly attacked Fauci for authorizing grants to the Wuhan Institute of Virology that the Communist Chinese doctors later used to fund gain-of-function research that make coronaviruses more easily transmissible.
“How do you know they didn’t lie to you and use the money for gain of function research anyway?” Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana asked Dr. Fauci.
“None of that was gain of function,” Fauci shot back.
Senator Kennedy could not believe that Dr. Fauci took the word of the Chinese doctors.
“How do you know that they didn’t do the research and not put it on their website?” Senator Kennedy responded.
At that point Dr. Fauci admitted that he had no idea what the Chinese doctors did once Fauci approved taxpayer money flowing into the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s account.
Even more amazingly, Dr. Fauci claimed the Communist Chinese doctors were honest and trustworthy so Fauci had no problem taking their word for it.
“There’s no way of guaranteeing that,” Fauci added, “but in our experience with grantees, including Chinese grantees, which we have had interactions with for a very long period of time, they are very competent, trustworthy scientists.”
Fauci also previously testified that his agency—the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases—never funded the research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
But in front of a House committee, Dr. Fauci now claimed it would have been a dereliction of duty not to fund the study of bat coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
“Why do research in collaboration with our Chinese colleagues? Well, the underlying reason for that is that we had a big scare with SARS-CoV-1 back in 2002, 2003, where that particular virus unquestionably went from a bat to an intermediate host to start an epidemic and a pandemic that resulted in 8,000 cases and close to 800 deaths. It would’ve 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 gotta go where the action is,” Fauci continued. “So, I often say, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, you don’t want to study bats in Fairfax County, Virginia, to find out what the animal-human interface is that might lead to a jumping of species. So we had a modest collaboration with very respectable Chinese scientists who were world experts on coronavirus, and we did that through a sub-grant from a larger grant to EcoHealth. The sub-grant was about $600,000 over a period of five years. So it was a modest amount. And the purpose of it was to study the animal-human interface, to do surveillance, and to determine if these bat viruses were even capable of transmitting infection to humans.”
More and more Americans now believe the coronavirus outbreak began due to a lab accident in Communist China.
Dr. Fauci is coming under fire for approving funding for research to make coronaviruses more easily transmissible.
Americans are demanding answers as to if Dr. Fauci sent their money to the lab that caused the coronavirus outbreak.
But Dr. Fauci’s ever-shifting answers are not pointing the public towards the truth.
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