A top U.S. scientist says that it is clear the Biden medical adviser Anthony Fauci lied about the U.S. funding controversial gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.
Fauci and the Biden administration have both directly stated that no U.S. tax dollars went to Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) to fund dangerous gain-of-function research into the coronavirus.
But according to federal documents uncovered by The Intercept, the EcoHealth Alliance used federal grant money to fund the extremely dangerous bat coronavirus research in the Chinese lab at the center of the COVID outbreak.
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.”
Richard Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University, reviewed the records for the paper and said that the records prove that the “viruses they constructed were tested for their ability to infect mice that were engineered to display human type receptors on their cell.”
Ebright concluded by accusing Fauci and NIH Director, Francis Collins, of being “untruthful” about the funding.
“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,” he wrote.
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