The National Institute of Health dealt a major blow to Anthony Fauci’s credibility in their letter to Congress today detailing how their funding was used for gain-of-function research on coronaviruses in bats at the Wuhan lab which likely invented and released COVID-19.
In May of 2021, Fauci was testifying in a Senate Committee hearing about his and the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) role in the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. With accounting and budget documents in hand which clearly traced the financial connection between the NIH and the Wuhan lab which likely exposed the world to COVID-19; U.S. Senator Dr. Rand Paul questions Fauci about the connection. In true temper tantrum form, Fauci raised his voice at the Senator and said:
“You are entirely, entirely and completely incorrect.”
He reiterated his disrespectful assertion that NIH had never funded gain-of-function coronavirus study at the Wuhan lab again in a later Senate Committee hearing saying:
“Senator Paul, you do not know what you’re talking about, quite frankly, and I want to say that officially…you do not know what you are talking about.”
Of course, the liberal media used these quotes to celebrate Fauci and “dunk” on Dr. Paul with no regard for truth or facts.
Today in a letter from the NIH to Congress correcting Fauci’s comments in that hearing, the NIH states that actually, as Dr. Paul already knew, NIH did directly fund coronavirus gain-of-function (transfer to humans) research on bats. Though this research was against the rules for the NIH grant (ha), it is clear the research was conducted. So either Fauci lied repeatedly about NIH’s funding streams or he ironically was the one who didn’t know what he was talking about.
The letter comes in the wake of a Health and Human Services Investigator General probe of NIH’s involvement in gain-of-function research specific to coronaviruses and the resignation of Dr. Frances Collins as the head of NIH.
Senator Paul and all of us who backed him will be waiting for our apology from Fauci and the liberal media.
See the full letter below: