Powerful people are working hard to protect Dr.Anthony Fauci’s reputation, despite mounting evidence of his role in funding dangerous bat coronavirus research in the Chinese lab that is believed to be the most likely source of the disease. pandemic.
It is clear that Fauci, the White House’s chief medical adviser, misled Congress when he denied that US money paid for the Wuhan lab’s “job posting” research.
Grant documents released this week by The Intercept show that the organization behind Fauci, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has funded research in Wuhan on a number of new (novel) bald coronaviruses. -mouse.
The goal of the research is spelled out in a 600-page grant proposal, titled “Understanding the Risk of Emergence of the Bat Coronavirus”, signed by Fauci: to force mutations on the coronaviruses to see if they would infect them. mice with “humanized” lungs.
Dozens of federal grants totaling over $ 50 million have been awarded since 2008 to the EcoHealth Alliance, a New York-based “charity” founded by an obscure British-born American scientist named Peter Daszak.
He, in turn, channeled some of this money to the head of research in Wuhan, the so-called “batlady” Shi Zhengli, with whom he had worked since 2005.
In the grant proposal, for which the EcoHealth Alliance received $ 3.1 million from 2014 to 2019, Daszak wrote that Wuhan scientists would conduct “viral infection experiments in humanized cell cultures and mice” and research an “overflow” from bats to humans.
“We will do this by sequencing the spike protein genes of all of our bats.[coronaviruses], creating mutants. . . We will also induce site mutations in S proteins. ”
Tinkering with a virus in the lab to make it more infectious to humans is the very definition of ‘gain-of-function’ research, as the US Department of Health and Human Services has stated: ‘Research that improves the ability of a pathogen to cause disease.
Fauci insisted before Congress in May and again in July that the National Institutes of Health never funded this type of research. But, however Fauci personally defines the term ‘gain in office’, the result is that Frankenstein’s research conducted in Wuhan with US money was identified as the most likely source of the virus that killed millions of people.
Fauci could have explained to Congress, as he did in a Washington Post editorial in 2011, that “creating a dangerous virus in the lab is a risk worth taking.” This was a scientific establishment stance until 2015, when the Obama administration, under pressure from scientists worried about a laboratory leak of a deadly virus, suspended research in the United States.
Fauci could have explained that outsourcing this dangerous research to a Chinese lab was not a sneaky back door to bypass the hiatus.
He could have explained that in 2014 and 2015, collaboration with China was acceptable and mundane, not the treacherous act it is now considered to be.
He could have explained why he never told anyone in the Trump White House that his agency funded research on bat coronaviruses in a lab at the epicenter of the emerging viral panic in Wuhan in late 2019.
He could have explained why he ignored emails sent to him by virologists last February saying the virus looked under the microscope as if it could have been “engineered”, and why he argued vehemently until recently that it came from nature and not from a laboratory leak.
He could have been open and honest with the American people. But instead, he denied the undeniable, obscured and underhanded debate tricks to avoid acknowledging his agency’s knowledge and funding on Chinese research.
That’s why people are suspicious of Fauci. And if he has been unfairly accused of lying, he deserves an opportunity to set the record straight in Congress.
Fauci’s outfit at the National Institutes of Health gave Daszak a total of $ 14 million in various grants. But EcoHealth’s largest donor by far was the Department of Defense, which has given Daszak more than $ 40 million since 2014, almost all through its Defense Threat Reduction Agency, with the aim declared to “fight weapons of mass destruction” and most since 2017.
A former EcoHealth employee says Daszak revealed a few years ago that he was “approached by the CIA in late 2015”.
The employee believed the CIA had helped channel large federal funding to EcoHealth projects in parts of the world like China, where they needed “human intelligence related to threats and biological capabilities.” Many of these places are difficult to gather good information. . . Also, [the Department of Defense] always actively requested data, models and analyzes.
If the intelligence community was aware of the dangerous research underway in Wuhan and was directing funds there through Daszak, then they are complicit in a COVID-19 cover-up.
That would explain why President Biden’s recent intelligence review of the origins of COVID-19 looked oddly like whitewash, at least the short, unclassified version we’ve seen.
He couldn’t even agree with most scientists and intelligence analysts in the UK and Australia that a lab leak in Wuhan is the most likely cause.
“Most agencies also rate with low confidence that SARS-CoV-2 was probably not genetically modified; however, two agencies believe there was insufficient evidence to make an assessment one way or the other.
Such a conclusion is beyond comprehension, but it could explain why Daszak and Fauci seem to be immune from the tough questions.
If the U.S. government played a role in the research that led to the lab leak that likely caused the pandemic, the world needs to know.
But so far the only person asking for answers is Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), And Fauci is set to be celebrated in an eponymous documentary that features him as the hero of the pandemic.