I can smell the “out of context” sausage smoking up the DC grill from here. You misunderstood Doc Fauci, Senator Paul. When he said, “the NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” that’s not what he meant.
You’re taking him out of context.
That’s right. No, we didn’t fund that does not mean that, especially after evidence emerged that they did fund it. Dr. Paul is not pleased. He is citing 18 U.S. Code § 1001. Fauci lied, and now he must be investigated.
As one of the institutes that compose the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NIAID funds many scientific projects both in the U.S. and elsewhere. In response to questioning by me, Dr. Fauci testified that “the NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”
Dr. Zheng-Li Shi describes research conducted at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and funded under NIAID Award R01AI110964 in which the spike genes from two uncharacterized bat SARS-related coronavirus strain, Rs4231 and Rs7327, were combined with the genomic backbone of another SARS-related coronavirus to create novel chimeric SARS-related viruses that showed cytopathic effects in primate epithelial cells and replication in human epithelial cells. …
This research, conducted at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and funded under NIAID Award R01AI110964, fits the definition of gain-of-function research.
And the Rona originally emerged from a Wet Market where bat was on the menu.
At least the false narrative lines up with reality. And, oh yeah, Fauci lied, but we knew that. What we do not know is if the swamp will let him go down for it.
That depends on whether they can continue their charade in his absence. Anthony may find himself on the wrong side of history if he has worn out either his welcome or usefulness or become more useful as a fall guy. A bad place to be when the people in charge are obsessed with re-writing it.
Will Tony take a fall or walk away unscathed? Will they say he knew or claim he could not have known?
One more question. Can we still call it the Wuhan lab? Shouldn’t we call it the COVID19 Lab or the SARS CoV2 Lab, or something not quite so geographically racist?