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Fauci Lied: Documents Showcase U.S.-Funded Coronavirus Research at Wuhan Lab

Fauci Lied: Documents Showcase U.S.-Funded Coronavirus Research at Wuhan Lab

Professor Richard Ebright: “The documents make it clear that assertions by the NIH Director, Francis Collins, and the NIAID Director, Anthony Fauci, that the NIH did not support gain-of-function research or potential pandemic pathogen enhancement at WIV are untruthful.”

The Intercept obtained over 900 pages about EcoHealth Alliance’s U.S.-funded coronavirus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China .

The documents detail two unpublished proposals funded by Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and updates to EcoHealth Alliance’s research.

You will see why the left and Fauci owe Sen. Rand Paul a ton of apologies.

The Grants

If you follow Leslie’s excellent articles about COVID (we are so lucky to have her!), you’ll recognize the names EcoHealth Alliance and its president Peter Daszak.

Daszak appears in the grant “Understanding the Risk of Bat Coronavirus Emergence.”

The project summary states:

From The Intercept (emphasis mine):

One of the grants, titled “Understanding the Risk of Bat Coronavirus Emergence,” outlines an ambitious effort led by EcoHealth Alliance president Peter Daszak to screen thousands of bat samples for novel coronaviruses. The research also involved screening people who work with live animals. The documents contain several critical details about the research in Wuhan, including the fact that key experimental work with humanized mice was conducted at a biosafety level 3 lab at Wuhan University Center for Animal Experiment — and not at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, as was previously assumed. The documents raise additional questions about the theory that the pandemic may have begun in a lab accident, an idea that Daszak has aggressively dismissed.

The bat coronavirus grant provided the EcoHealth Alliance with a total of $3.1 million, including $599,000 that the Wuhan Institute of Virology used in part to identify and alter bat coronaviruses likely to infect humans. Even before the pandemic, many scientists were concerned about the potential dangers associated with such experiments. The grant proposal acknowledges some of those dangers: “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.”

Daszak denies COVID-19 leaked from the lab. Broad Institute molecular biologist Alina Chan said EcoHealth Alliance needs to “take the lab leak theory seriously” because the grant highlights the risks.

“They keep talking about people potentially getting bitten — and they kept records of everyone who got bitten,” Chan stressed. “Does EcoHealth have those records? And if not, how can they possibly rule out a research-related accident?”

I wonder if we could get our hands on that information. Imagine the treasure we would find in those documents!

Understanding Risk of Zoonotic Virus Emergence in Emerging Infectious Disease Hotspots of Southeast Asia is the second grant. The scientists wanted to use the money to research outbreaks of an “emergent infectious disease” or EID.

The proposal identified Southeast Asia as a high-risk EID hotspot since the SARS pandemic originated there along with the Nipah virus “and repeated outbreaks of influenza.”

“This is driven by high diversity of wildlife and rapidly expanding demography that brings human and wildlife populations closer,” stated the project summary.

The EID research project also “act as a significant asset to scale-up and deploy resources in the case of an outbreak in the region.”

Gain-of-Function

Sen. Rand Paul demanded gain-of-function answers from Fauci during numerous Congressional hearings.

Fauci acted like a victim and cried. The left immediately protected their precious god because he could never be wrong!

First off, here is the definition of gain-of-function:

Gain-of-function research refers to the serial passaging of microorganisms to increase their transmissibility, virulence, immunogenicity, and host tropism by applying selective pressure to a culture.

This is performed in a research context to understand the way in which a pathogen adapts to environmental pressures, allowing disease control measures to be better planned, and potential vaccines and therapies to be explored. Gene editing technology such as CRISPR may be utilized in combination with selective serial passaging to investigate the role of specific genes on protein expression and ultimate organism function.

Gain-of-Function is controversial because (emphasis mine):

As discussed, gain-of-function research can highlight possible mutations that may take place in currently known viruses and allow better community surveillance, identifying when such mutations arise and allowing vaccines to be prepared in advance of such an outbreak.

However, the mutations a virus may acquire naturally are widely varied, and not guaranteed to present in the same way as those developed by serial passages in a laboratory. Similarly, the cost and time associated with vaccine development and storage means that preparatory stockpiling of vaccines is also unlikely to become a real benefit of gain-of-function research.

Additionally, inter-tropic research such as the abovementioned work on ferrets may not be applicable to viruses in humans as the way in which a mutation alters the interaction of a virus with its environment may differ between hosts. On the other hand, this type of research provided the only means of conclusively demonstrating the possibility that H5N1 had the capacity to transfer between mammals and become airborne.

The second paragraph sounds familiar, doesn’t it? It sounds like something that is happening right now. It sounds like our life since March 2020.

I also bring up gain-of-function because of Paul’s questions to Fauci. Rutgers University molecular biologist Richard Ebright has a fascinating Twitter thread explaining Fauci’s lies in a way we understand. It is long, but I encourage you to read it all.

Problems at The Intercept

I googled this story to see how many outlets picked it up. I only saw a few. Is it because The Intercept is not promoting it enough?

Co-founder Glenn Greenwald, who broke up with The Intercept after editors tried to ruin a piece because he dared to tell facts, brought up Robert Mackey’s attack on Paul over his questions to Fauci.

Granted, it looks like the piece is an op-ed and not a report.

However, Greenwald has a point. The documents contradict Mackey’s article, but the article does not mention Fauci. It does not mention gain-of-function. It does not mention the fight between Paul and Fauci about NIH research in Wuhan.

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The Friendly Grizzly | September 7, 2021 at 11:06 am

Dr. Fauci needs to… I’ll phrase this in a way that might past muster: give him a blindfold, and offer him a cigarette.

Future liberal talking point: the 2017 and 2019 grants were approved under the Trump administration.


     
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    Ben Kent in reply to Oracle. | September 7, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    Fauci has been lurking around government since the 1980s. Remember – he is the one that withheld the AIDS treatments because he wanted to study AIDS more. There is no greater swamp-creature than Fauci.


       
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      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Ben Kent. | September 7, 2021 at 1:19 pm

      I suspected he never has held a real job. What you write confirms that.


       
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      Arminius in reply to Ben Kent. | September 8, 2021 at 12:56 am

      Actually he started working for NIH in 1968. I checked his bio since a blogger I follow, an attorney by profession, commented that he had treated as many patients as Fauci since Nixon was President. He was right. Dr. Falsi hasn’t seen a patient in 53 years.


     
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    henrybowman in reply to Oracle. | September 7, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    So what? Nobody is blaming Obama or Biden for this, either. Obama stopped that research, Fauci did an end-run around him. It’s all on Fauci’s head. He lied to both Obama and Trump when questioned, just like he lied to Rand Paul.


 
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2smartforlibs | September 7, 2021 at 11:32 am

Fauci is just one of the slime that needs to go. We shouldn’t have a government of unelected bureaucrats.

It gets so much worse:

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2021/09/06/dr-michael-mcdowell-discusses-the-genetic-bioweapon-sarscov2/

Watch the whole 23+ minutes. He names names. Fauci and his e-mails are prominent and he calls him a liar.

Why do they always refer to “possible” risks of doing this kind of research? Why not call them what they are: GRAVE AND REAL risks?

    To summarize Dr McDowell’s presentation, he maintains that the WuFlu is not the big risk but the “vaccine” and he is calling for an immediate global halt to these vaccines before they kill us all. It’s the vaccines that are ultimately the bioweapon. We need to talk. He is not citing obscure research but all of the names we talk about.

    I don’t know who Dr. McDowell is but I find nothing on his having a medical background. Still, the claims in his presentation are worth refuting. He presents a lot of evidence, linkage and reasoning.

STUPID INTELLIGENCE

The US so-called “intelligence” agencies just did a 90 day review to ascertain whether the virus came from the Wuhan Lab. They basically were undecided and called such claims uncertain.

How is it that the private sector is so far ahead on discovery of the origins of the virus ? Do the “intel” agencies not have access to information – or les access than the private sector?

This is further evidence of the politicizing of the intel agencies so that write reports that fit a political narrative.

This begs the question – what if our country was taken over by a small group with their own agenda and we were the last to know ? Some time between 2005 and 2015 it seems that a silent coup took place. Deep-state take over. How else to explain what is happening ?

Vile, self-enriching, self-serving, greasy, narcissistic, mendacious, career apparatchik, Fraudci, was lying, to save his own reputation? What a surprise.

When non-U.S. intelligence agencies eventually come to the obvious conclusion that the Wuhan virus bioweapon was intentionally created and released, the cowardice and total corruption of the U.S. intelligence apparatus will be further revealed. The question is, will the cancerous rot be cleaned out? I doubt it.

WHISTLEBLOWERS IN INTEL COMMUNITY

Eventually people in Intel who still have some integrity will come out and expose the lies and deceit and corrupt politicization of the agencies.

I have faith that there are still some good people who cannot live with the lies. Unless the purge has been so extreme that there is no longer any decent people left there.


 
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Ghost Rider | September 7, 2021 at 12:40 pm

What a surprise. /s Time for Fauci to retire and go become a health expert on one of the tv networks. The people who lost loved ones due to covid should be very ticked off at our government.

Fauci lied? In other breaking news: water is wet, the sun comes up in the east.

Fauci should spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Instead he’s the regime’s point man on Covid. pretending he’s trying to contain the monster he helped create, but really just trying to cover his ass.

In good company with all of the other professional bureaucrat losers the regime has in its top ranks who spend most of their time covering for their failures — Blinken, Milley, Austin, Harris, etc.

If the death counts are to be believed Fauci and the Chinese Communists are responsible for the deaths of over four million worldwide. And counting.

Easily the crime of the century. And they will face no consequences.

How corrupt is that?


 
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CommoChief | September 7, 2021 at 1:08 pm

So here we are. Each day another piece falls into place. The crazy conspiracy theories are being validated. Not because they are necessarily true but because the complete lack of transparency start to finish is framing it.

It’s clear that Fauci was in favor of these gain of function experiments. It’s clear that he pulled the trigger in funneling grant money for these types of experiments. It’s clear that an intermediary, Eco Health, was used for the purpose and that these experiments did occur in China.

All we are really getting with this new revelation is further evidence of what we already knew regarding the involvement of Eco Health, Daszak’s involvement and the China labs. The key piece is Fauci. He has vehemently denied personal responsibility. He claims he didn’t sign off on gain of function. He also conveniently modified the the definition of gain of function to do so.

IMO, this revelation is important because it returns the focus back to Fauci’s attempts to deflect and more importantly the media’s role in assisting him. That’s the key piece. The bureaucracy is unchecked. They have been allowed to stiff arm every attempt the very few members of Congress who seek to ask questions or exercise genuine oversight. Times up.


     
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    Capsaicin_Addict in reply to CommoChief. | September 8, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Some days I wish it really was just a crazy conspiracy theory.

    It hasn’t occurred to some people that we’d like to be WRONG about this stuff. We’d like to be utterly disproven. But every time the penny drops it looks less like a theory and more like a conspiracy.


 
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The_Mew_Cat | September 7, 2021 at 1:20 pm

The first and most important skill of a bureaucrat is CYA. Fauci is the consummate bureaucrat. He didn’t get as high as he is without exceptionally good skills at covering his tracks and talking a good game. I don’t think he is a villain, but he certainly is a liar.

Now Daszak could be a villain. I have to wonder whether he told a grantee in Wuhan to release the virus deliberately to see what happens. He would have done this to stop Trump’s reelection.


     
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    lichau in reply to The_Mew_Cat. | September 7, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    I don’t know if the Wuflu was deliberately released or not. What is an absolute certainty is that it was pumped for the purpose of getting rid of the Orange Man.

    I am an old fort. The 1957-1958 Asian flu, adjusted for population and COVID number pumping was a similar “pandemic”. I was in high school. I honestly cannot remember whether or not I had it. We certainly had no lock downs, no masks, nothing of the sort. Life went on as usual.

    But, then Trump wasn’t in office.


     
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    Colonel Travis in reply to The_Mew_Cat. | September 7, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    When you have as much responsibility as Fauci does and you’re an irresponsible liar, yes, you are a villain.


 
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healthguyfsu | September 7, 2021 at 2:39 pm

Fauci is not high enough up the food chain to make the call on lying about this. I want to know who told him to lie, but I won’t hold my breath on anyone being prosecuted or even disciplined/exposed.


     
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    CommoChief in reply to healthguyfsu. | September 7, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    Fauci was the head of the agency; a Director of an agency with multi billion dollar budget. He allowed grants to go out the door to support research using techniques he championed to close ally in Daszak. The research took place in China, a strategic competitor at best.

    The labs receiving the funding just happen to be the epicenter for the virus. A virus that our political class has used to suppress liberty, crush the economy, sabotage schools and go off the rails with debt.

    That seems like enough motive for Fauci to lie on his own hook without anyone else telling him to do so.

      Fauci is also on record many times arguing in favor of development of these bio-weapons. “They are worth the risks'” he said. He also bent the rules to get around Obama’s ban on these projects and send the funding to China. So Fauci is more than just a guy who made an error in judgment. He is a collaborator who facilitates a biological attack on the world.


       
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      bhwms in reply to CommoChief. | September 8, 2021 at 4:38 pm

      “An outbreak of chocolatey goodness has hit us in Hershey, PA. Did a backhoe crush a cocoa bean, or maybe it’s the CHOCOLATE FACTORY!” — Jon Stewart


 
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scooterjay | September 7, 2021 at 3:27 pm

Question is…..how long are we going to let it happen?


     
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    gran2ten in reply to scooterjay. | September 7, 2021 at 4:33 pm

    We have their Motive, Method and Means, NOW, is our next step to go beyond what is now become “evidence”. The gathering of evidence is it enough to bring a case? What would be next? An organized class action lawsuit? Just need direction for making our collective voices demanding accountability!


 
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henrybowman | September 7, 2021 at 4:55 pm

We will soon learn — as Fauci insisted to Rand Paul — that the actual definition of “gain of function” is not what is presented above. Corroboration will be provided by an online dictionary curated by the same woke asshole who changed the definition of “sexual preference” in real time just to make Amy Coney Barrett look bad.

Similarly, Manzanar was an “internment,” not an “unconstitutional imprisonment;” Fast and Furious was a “botched gun sting”, and not a “conspiracy to blame Mexican violence on lax US gun dealers;” and Afghanistan was a “glorious victory,” not a ‘disordered, cowardly rout.”

Ignorance is Strength.
Questions are a burden unto others; answers are a prison for oneself.
Be seeing you.

Fiends or friends of humanity? From Wuhan to the world, the progenitor of a novel vaccine, or something altogether different.


 
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Subotai Bahadur | September 7, 2021 at 8:34 pm

But at the end of the day, it comes down to the fact that no person supported by the Left can be punished, or even have the falsehood taken into account, for lying under oath to Congress; especially to Republicans in Congress. Said Republicans will studiously and industriously do nothing when presented with evidence of said falsehood. Perjury under oath is not a crime for Democrats, but rather a career enhancer.

Feel free to discuss how this affects the concept of “rule of Law”.

Subotai Bahadur


 
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guyjones | September 7, 2021 at 9:08 pm

What a couple of years. Let’s tally — the dim-witted NIH, under the leadership of a career, Dhimmi-crat apparatchik, helps to fund a Chinese communist-created bioweapon that is then unleashed upon the U.S. and the world.

Now, under dotard/marionette, Xi-den, the Dhimmi-crats gift the global Muslim terrorist movement ~$100 billion worth of U.S.-made, U.S. taxpayer-funded weapons and materiel — enough to commit one hundred years worth of genocides, atrocities and assorted barbarism against non-Muslims.

At this point, I think it’s fair to ask — with “friends” like the Dhimmi-crats, who needs enemies?

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