2021-09-07 17:35:23 UTC
By Houston Keene
Published 1 hour ago
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., says newly public documents revealing the extent
of U.S. funding of coronavirus research in Wuhan, China, show that
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) head Dr.
Anthony Fauci lied during his previous testimony to Congress.
Fauci has adamantly denied that the National Institutes of Health
funded gain-of-function research in Wuhan. Paul blasted Fauci in a
Tuesday tweet, saying that the NIAID director had "lied again."
"And I was right about his agency funding novel Coronavirus research at
Wuhan," Paul said.
Paul’s tweet followed a story in The Intercept that revealed the U.S.
government pumped $3.1 million into American health organization
EcoHealth Alliance to back bat coronavirus research at the Wuhan
Institute of Virology (WIV).
According to the report, almost $600,000 of that federal money was
partially used by the WIV to find and alter bat coronaviruses that
could jump to humans and infect them.
Additionally, the documents revealed that experimental research on
genetically engineered mice with human cell receptors was conducted at
the Wuhan University Center for Animal Experiment, and not the WIV as
"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," Rutgers University
chemical biology professor Richard Ebright wrote in a Tuesday Twitter
Looks like the research was a success. It jumped. Will Fauci go to