5/18/21, Washington Post: Fact-checking the Paul-Fauci flap over Wuhan lab funding
The National Institutes of Health issued a statement to The Fact Checker which in part said: "NIH has never approved any grant to support 'gain-of-function' research on coronaviruses that would have increased their transmissibility or lethality for humans."
"Senator Paul, you do not know what you're talking about, quite frankly, and I want to say that officially." Fauci said. "You do not know what you're talking about." The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was responding to Paul's claim that the NIH funded gain-of-function research — which looks to increase the transmissibility or pathogenesis of an organism in order to study disease — at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Fauci said Paul's accusation was false...
"I have not lied before Congress. I have never lied. Certainly not before Congress. Case closed," Fauci said.
8/4/21, National Review: Americans Deserve the Truth about Gain-of-Function Research and the Wuhan Lab
I asked Dr. Fauci a simple question: "Knowing that it is a crime to lie to Congress, do you wish to retract your statement of May 11, 2021? Do you still claim that NIH never funded gain-of-function research in Wuhan?" He insisted that "the NIH has not ever and does not fund gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology."
Psaki dismissed these accusations at a Thursday press conference, denying that Fauci lied to Congress about the nature of the research and emphasizing that the viruses studied under the grant program were unrelated to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.
9/9/21, The Intercept: NIH Documents Provide New Evidence U.S. Funded Gain-of-function Research in Wuhan
Documents obtained by The Intercept contain new evidence that the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the nearby Wuhan University Center for Animal Experiment, along with their collaborator, the U.S.-based nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance, have engaged in what the U.S. government defines as "gain-of-function research of concern," intentionally making viruses more pathogenic or transmissible in order to study them, despite stipulations from a U.S. funding agency that the money not be used for that purpose. Grant money for the controversial experiment came from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is headed by Anthony Fauci. The award to EcoHealth Alliance, a research organization which studies the spread of viruses from animals to humans, included subawards to Wuhan Institute of Virology and East China Normal University. The principal investigator on the grant is EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak, who has been a key voice in the search for Covid-19's origins.
10/20/21, Washington Examiner: NIH admits Fauci lied about funding Wuhan gain-of-function experiments
[A] top official at the National Institutes of Health has conceded that the agency did indeed fund highly dangerous gain-of-function research on bat-borne coronaviruses in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
"The NIH kept saying, 'No, we didn't do it, we didn't do it,' until last night they admitted, 'Yes, they did do it," said Sen. Rand Paul.
The revelation vindicates Republican senator Rand Paul, who got into heated exchanges with National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease director Anthony Fauci during his May and July testimonials before Congress over the gain-of-function question. At the second hearing, Paul accused Fauci of misleading Congress by denying that the U.S. had funded gain-of-function projects at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Team Rising reacts to the NIH's apparent acknowledgement that Dr. Fauci misled members of Congress on whether the U.S. funded gain of function research.
10/22/21, Vanity Fair: In Major Shift, NIH Admits Funding Risky Virus Research in Wuhan
A spokesman for Dr. Fauci says he has been "entirely truthful," but a new letter belatedly acknowledging the National Institutes of Health's support for virus-enhancing research adds more heat to the ongoing debate over whether a lab leak could have sparked the pandemic.
In October 2009, the US National Institutes of Health infectious diseases chief, Anthony Fauci, appeared on YouTube to reassure Americans about the safety of the "swine flu" vaccine. "The track record for serious adverse events is very good. It's very, very, very rare that you ever see anything that's associated with the vaccine that's a serious event," he said. Four months earlier, the World Health Organization had declared H1N1 influenza a pandemic, and by October 2009 the new vaccines were being rolled out across the world. A similar story was playing out in the UK, with prominent organisations, including the Department of Health, British Medical Association, and Royal Colleges of General Practitioners, working hard to convince a reluctant NHS workforce to get vaccinated. "We fully support the swine flu vaccination programme … The vaccine has been thoroughly tested," they declared in a joint statement. Except, it hadn't.
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