NIH Admits Fauci Lied About Gain-Of-Function Funding To Wuhan Lab

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In a letter released Wednesday, a top National Institute of Health official admitted taxpayers help fund gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses and noted that EcoHealth Alliance, which helped funnel money to the Wuhan lab “failed to report” findings “required by the terms of the grant.”

Dr. Richard Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University, who was critical of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s gain-of-function testimony in front of the Senate back in May where Fauci claimed, during an exchange with Sen. Rand Paul that “the NIH [National Institutes of Health] has not ever and does not now fund gain of function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology [WIV],” writes that Wednesday’s letter “corrects untruthful assertions” from Fauci and former NIH director Dr. Francis Collins.

Ebright tweeted Wednesday that the letter sent by Lawrence A. Tabak of the NIH to Republican Rep. James Comer shows that “untruthful assertions by NIH Director Collins and NIAID Director Fauci that NIH had not funded gain-of-function research in Wuhan.”

A vindicated Rand Paul wasted no time correcting the record.

“HHS Deputy admits Fauci’s NIH funded gain-of-function research in Wuhan but says it was ‘an unexpected result,'” Sen. Paul tweeted Thursday morning. “If the experiment combines unknown viruses and tests their ability to infect and damage humanized cells, of course the result is ‘unknown’ before the experiment.

“But it is not ‘unexpected’ that the virus gains in function it is simply ‘unknown.’

“So, if this type of experiment created a virus that had 50% mortality (like MERS which they have experimented with in Wuhan), that result would be ‘unknown’ before the experiment but not ‘unexpected.'”

Here’s what Fauci told Sen. Paul in May 2021:

“The NIH has not ever, and does not now fund gain-of-function in the Wuhan Institute. We have not funded gain-of-function on this…I will repeat again, the NIH and the NIAID categorically has not funded gain-of-function research.”

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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  1. Get ready for some evasive maneuvers by Fauci now! You’re about to see a repeat of Clinton’s testimony over Lewinski where he argues over the definition of “is” trying to justify himself. Roger Stone got raided and thrown in prison for less than this, but I’d say the odds of Fauci experiencing anything like that are low to say the least. He’s one of the main deep state henchmen so I doubt he gets touched. That’s ridiculous and sad for our country to say the least.

  2. Well now that means he lied under oath at congress hearings that be a criminal offense and that’s would senator Dr Rand Paul said all along the dude was not being forthright time for a perp walk for this serial liar to the American people

  3. There are other disingenuous things in the letter. For starters, using human genome comparisons with monkeys as a defense for why the SARS-COV-2 virus could not “possibly” be created in the lab is nonsense. Human genomes mutate excruciatingly slowly if at all. Viral genomes mutate rapidly (as you see in real COVID life) and one can speed even that up dramatically with chemicals like remdesivir. But they keep reciting “these are not the druids for which you are looking” over and over…A sure sign that is the place to look. I cannot wait for more to rear its ugly head.

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