The clashes between Rand Paul & Fraudci have become pure gold.
When I mean gold, it’s fantastic to see one U.S. Congress member not afraid to lay the hammer on Fraudci.
Despite the documents proving NIH funneled money via a sub-grant through EcoHealth Alliance to fund gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Lab, Fauci remains dedicated to his lies.
Remember, if you question Dr. Fauci, you’re questioning science.
In their latest battle, Rand Paul once again called out Fauci for funding the risky, unethical research.
And Fauci loses his cool like a scared little mad-scientist.
Check it out:
Fauci to Rand Paul: "I totally resent the lie that you are now propagating … you are implying that what we did was responsible for the deaths of individuals. I totally resent that, and if anybody is lying here, senator, it is you." pic.twitter.com/5cjoceLUmh
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 20, 2021
I love how Paul keeps his cool, calmly drinking his water while Fauci screeches to redefine gain-of-function on the spot.
And yes Fraudci, you are correct in what Paul is saying.
If COVID-19 is confirmed to have originated from the lab you funded, then you should be held responsible for the pandemic.
End of discussion.
Fauci still isn't done with Rand Paul: "This is a pattern that Sen. Paul has been doing now at multiple hearings, based on no reality." pic.twitter.com/RP9Wn4aLAd
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 20, 2021
Fauci turns to someone who’s nice to him and cries about Paul asking him the tough questions.
And Fauci says case closed like the whole world should suck up to him like CNN.
But Paul has the facts and documents on his side:
Yes, Dr. Fauci’s NIH did fund the Wuhan Virology Lab. Here’s the verbatim admission from their chief scientist Dr. Shi Zhengli. pic.twitter.com/wk5mzeLWHR
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 20, 2021
Contrary to what Dr. Fauci accused Sen. @RandPaul of today, here are the facts:
The NIH funded a lab in Wuhan to study genetically modify bat-based coronaviruses.
The grant never went through the P3CO Review Framework that scrutinizes such research.https://t.co/lVpgC0bVen
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 20, 2021
From Daily Caller:
An oversight board created to scrutinize research that would enhance highly dangerous pathogens did not review a National Institutes of Health grant that funded a lab in Wuhan, China, to genetically modify bat-based coronaviruses.
Experts say the NIH grant describes scientists conducting gain-of-function research, a risky area of study that, in this case, made SARS-like viruses even more contagious. Federal funding for gain-of-function research was temporarily suspended in 2014 due to widespread scientific concerns it risked leaking supercharged viruses into the human population.
Federal funding for gain-of-function research was resumed in late 2017 after the Potential Pandemic Pathogens Control and Oversight (P3CO) Framework was formed within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The review board is tasked with critically evaluating whether grants that involve enhancing dangerous pathogens, such as coronaviruses, are worth the risks and that proper safeguards are in place.
But the NIH subagency that awarded the grant to the nonprofit group EcoHealth Alliance to study Chinese bat coronaviruses opted against forwarding it to the P3CO committee, an NIH spokesperson told the Daily Caller News Foundation, meaning the research received federal funding without an independent review by the HHS board.
“This is a systemic problem,” Rutgers University professor of chemical biology Richard H. Ebright told the DCNF, referring to the loophole in the review framework.
Ebright said the offices of the director for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) — the subagency that funded EcoHealth — and the NIH have “systematically thwarted–indeed systematically nullified–the HHS P3CO Framework by declining to flag and forward proposals for review.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci leads the NIAID and Dr. Francis S. Collins heads the NIH.
An NIH spokesperson said its subagency did not flag the EcoHealth grant for independent review by the HHS review committee.
“After careful review of the grant, NIAID determined research in the grant was not gain-of-function research because it did not involve the enhancement of the pathogenicity or transmissibility of the viruses studied,” the spokesperson told the DCNF.
When Fauci says the research was reviewed by experts, he means by those under his control.
Give the research to an independent, non-corrupted review board and the gain-of-function answer surely will be different than what Fraudci claims.