Dr. Fauci admitted the Wuhan Lab received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) but continues to deny “gain of function” support.
Fauci told the House Appropriations subcommittee that the funds were given to the Chinese lab through the EcoHealth Alliance to support “a modest collaboration with very respectable Chinese scientists who were world experts on coronavirus.”
Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), also continued to deny funding “gain of function” research. He articulated gain of function as “taking a virus that could infect humans and making it either more transmissible and/or pathogenic for humans.”
“That categorically was not done,” Fauci explained.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) claimed Dr. Fauci committed perjury May 12 over his gain of function comments related to communist China’s Wuhan lab.
Paul was asked on Real America’s Voice, “Do you believe he [Fauci] perjured himself?”
“Absolutely, he lied to the American people,” Paul explained:
There was gain of function research going on with Dr. Shi Zhengli at the Wuhan Institute.
In her paper, she thanked Dr. Fauci and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that Dr. Fauci runs.
It’s listed at the end of the paper. This paper was fined by NIAID research, and it lists a ten-digit number that identifies the research money she got from the United States. Was it gain of function?
Two scientists confirmed the paper studies gain of function; Paul said, one from Rutgers University and another from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Paul said Wednesday on Fox News that Fauci should not be able to conduct an investigation into the origins of the Chinese flu, asserting his funding of the lab compromises him.
Bill Hemmer asked, “You allege today it’s a cover-up?”
“No, there could be a cover-up. There is an incentive by people like Dr. Fauci not to reveal anything because he would be then culpable because he was in charge of funding this lab. He personally approved it,” Paul responded.
The Biden administration has called for the World Health Organization to investigate. But the World Health Organization is heavily influenced by the Chinese Communist Party.