I tried. Lord knows I tried.
I tried to believe Anthony Fauci. As a member of the medical community, I wanted to believe Anthony Fauci but his inconsistencies started aggravating me. Things he said just weren’t holding water. Eventually the posturing and lies were too much.
I was irritated with his support of WHO head Tedros who assured us in January 2020 that COVID was not transmissible person to person. Tedros just swallowed what China told him and it cost an untold number of lives as nations were not able to take appropriate action.
Let’s not forget that somehow Fauci knew that Trump was going to face a disease outbreak.
Anthony S. Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said there is “no doubt” Donald J. Trump will be confronted with a surprise infectious disease outbreak during his presidency.
Let’s review “Gain of Function”
Certain gain-of-function studies with the potential to enhance the pathogenicity or transmissibility of potential pandemic pathogens (PPPs) have raised biosafety and biosecurity concerns, including the potential dual use risks associated with the misuse of the information or products resulting from such research.
In 2011 Fauci wrote that Gain of Function was “worth the risk”
But just last year, the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the organization led by Dr. Fauci, funded scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and other institutions for work on gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses.
Fauci would deny this but yesterday Rand Paul nailed him to the wall
Rand Paul asks Fauci to answer a simple question about Wuhan and Fauci completely melts down pic.twitter.com/xwpomZXEYZ
— Molecularly Impossible Poso 🦠 (@JackPosobiec) July 20, 2021
Paul was so effective in pinning Fauci down that even a Washington Post columnist agreed
“Hey guys,@RandPaul was right and Fauci was wrong. The NIH was funding gain of function research in Wuhan but NIH pretended it didn’t meet their ‘gain of function’ definition to avoid their own oversight mechanism,” Josh Rogin, a columnist for the Washington Post, said Tuesday.
Fauci was desperately trying to split hairs to avoid culpability. Paul was having none of it
“And yet, gain-of-function research was done entirely in the Wuhan Institute … and was funded by the NIH,” Paul said, citing a Wuhan Virology paper entitled, “Discovery of a Rich Gene Pool of Bat SARS-Related Coronaviruses” and detailing the claims made in the paper. Paul went on:
In this paper … she credits the NIH and lists the actual number of the grant that she was given by the NIH. In this paper, she took two bat coronavirus genes, spiked genes, and combined them with a SARS-related backbone to create new viruses that are not found in nature.
He continued (emphasis added):
These lab-created viruses within to shown to replicate in humans. These experiments combine genetic information from different coronaviruses that infect animals but not humans to create novel artificial viruses able to infect human cells. Viruses that in nature only infect animals were manipulated in the Wuhan lab to gain-the-function of infecting humans. This research fits the definition of the research that the NIH said was subject to the pause in 2014 to 2017 — a pause in funding on gain-of-function. But the NIH failed to recognize this, defines in a way, and it never came under any scrutiny.
Fauci grasped at straws
This is the definition that you guys wrote. It says that scientific research that increases the transmissibility among animals is gain-of-function. They took animal viruses that only occur in animals and they increase their transmissibility to humans. How you can say that is not gain-of-function?
“It is not,” Fauci said.
This is insulting enough, but then this caught my attention:
FAUCI: I totally resent the lie that you are now propagating, senator, because if you look at the viruses that were used in the experiments that were given in the annual reports that were published in the literature, it is molecularly impossible.
“the viruses that were used in the experiments that were given in the annual reports that were published in the literature”
What if this particular virus wasn’t in the annual reports?
What if this particular virus wasn’t included in the publication?
A couple of things to remember. One, the safety rules were bypassed
According to the Daily Caller News Foundation, the “NIH subagency that awarded the grant to the nonprofit group EcoHealth Alliance to study Chinese bat coronaviruses opted against” running the grant through the Potential Pandemic Pathogens Control and Oversight (P3CO) committee, essentially sidestepping the safeguards for such research.
Second, China destroyed samples and evidence
Chinese laboratories identified a mystery virus as a highly infectious new pathogen by late December last year, but they were ordered to stop tests, destroy samples and suppress the news, a Chinese media outlet has revealed.
A regional health official in Wuhan, centre of the outbreak, demanded the destruction of the lab samples that established the cause of unexplained viral pneumonia on January 1. China did not acknowledge there was human-to-human transmission until more than three weeks later.
Third, China silenced or disappeared people who were involved.
Fauci has been defending China all the while.
These are not the actions of innocent parties. I think we can reasonably and confidently conclude that this was indeed a lab created virus and it leaked. Once it leaked it was intentionally allowed to spread.
And yes, Fauci lied.