Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky was right. Anthony Fauci, physician and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Chief Medical Advisor to the President, lied when he testified to a Congressional committee that the National Institute of Health never funded gain of function research at a lab in Wuhan, China. A number of documents published on Tuesday tell the tale.
Included in the trove of documents is a previously unpublished grant proposal that EcoHealth Alliance, which is run by Peter Daszak, filed with Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.
The grant proposal included in the documents was for a project titled “Understanding the Risk of Bat Coronavirus Emergence,” which involved screening thousands of bat samples, as well as people who worked with live animals, for novel coronaviruses, the outlet said.
Surprise surprise – Fauci lied again
And I was right about his agency funding novel Coronavirus research at Wuhan.
Read this thread and the papers released. https://t.co/zQizKXLdbd
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) September 7, 2021
There’s more. There was not just the grant awarded, but the proposal.
The proposal acknowledged the risks of such research, saying: “Fieldwork involves the highest risk of exposure to SARS or other CoVs while working in caves with high bat density overhead and the potential for fecal dust to be inhaled.”
The documents also include a second grant titled “Understanding Risk of Zoonotic Virus Emergence in Emerging Infectious Disease Hotspots of Southeast Asia”, which was awarded in August last year.
Under the terms and conditions of that grant approval, there is a section noting that prior to “further altering the mutant viruses”, the NIAID needs to be given a “detailed description of the proposed alterations and supporting evidence for the anticipated phenotypic characteristics of each virus.”
Fauci and the scientists involved in this mess all knew they were playing with fire in this sort of research. It also appears that there were viruses created in the lab. What is not available as of this writing.