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Dr. Fauci's Fibs Have Rand Paul Saying 'I Told You So'

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Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, one of the nation’s top epidemiologists has been locking horns with one of the nation’s most outspoken Senators, as the two continue to argue over the specifics of the COVID-19 virus, its origins, and the proper precautions to be adhering to.

In one of their more recent episodes, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul accused Dr. Anthony Fauci of obscuring the truth about the US government involvement with the Wuhan institute of virology, inferring that perhaps a coverup was in the works.  Fauci adamantly denied Paul’s accusations, but a recent Freedom of Information Act request has the Bluegrass State Republican saying I told you so.

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.

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And Paul wasn’t just going off the cuff here.

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 moneywas 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 previously thought.

The news will almost certainly burden enhance the distrust that some Americans have held for Dr. Fauci, and, given what we know about Rand Paul’s bombastic nature, there is little doubt that we’ve heard the last from him on the subject either.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.