No joke… Anthony Fauci just claimed what you read in the headline.
As Jerry Dunleavy reports for The Washington Examiner, Fauci took some time away from his year-long stream of obfuscations, double-meanings, deceptions, hypocrisy, and self-contradictions to say something so bald-facedly dumb and laughable one wonders whether to scorn him for his hubris, or pity him for his childish ignorance and desperation.
Fauci, who leads NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), defended NIH’s collaboration with EcoHealth, and EcoHealth’s coronavirus study collaboration with the Wuhan lab, during an appearance before a House appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday.
Related: Rand Paul Grills a Squirming Anthony Fauci About NIH Funds Going To Wuhan Lab
And during his appearance, this long term government parasite engaged in two mind-blowingly audacious acts, the first being his implication that he had some kind of “duty” to see US taxpayer cash sent to the Level 4 Biosafety Lab (“4” meaning it experiments with the most dangerous diseases on Earth) called the Wuhan Institute of Virology, in Wuhan Province, China, to carry out what appears to be gain-of-function development of a Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus given the label SARS CoV-2.
It would’ve been almost a dereliction of our duty if we didn’t study this, and the only way you can study these things is, you’ve gotta go where the action is…
One wonders to what “duty” this man refers.
He certainly can’t mean his “duty” to abide by the US Constitution. If that were the case, he never would have taken his position with NIAID back in the 1980s and he would have called out the National Institutes of Health, the CDC, the FDA, and virtually every government “regulatory” and “scientific/medical/research” agency for what they are: blatantly and insultingly unconstitutional. Then, Fauci also could have recognized his deeper ethical duty to call out the imposition of government itself as immoral.
Instead, what we have is a continuation of the defensive back-peddling in which Fauci engaged on May 11, when Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) confronted him with the truth about NIH funding – funding that Fauci long ago could have revealed, but did not.
As Dunleavy notes:
EcoHealth Alliance received at least $3.7 million from NIH from 2014 to 2020, and Peter Daszak, a key member of the WHO-China joint study team and the leader of EcoHealth, steered at least $600,000 in NIH funding to the Wuhan Institute of Virology for bat coronavirus research. Daszak criticized the United States for appearing skeptical of the WHO’s findings earlier this year and defended China to Communist Party-linked outlets.
Dunleavy's inclusion of Daszak is valuable, and deserves amplification. As I noted for MRCTV, in my piece about the May 11 exchange with Rand Paul, Daszak has a monumental conflict of interest.
(A)mong the many important points Rand Paul made when speaking to FoxNews’ Brian Kilmeade later Tuesday, Paul noted Peter Daszak, the head of EcoHealth Alliance was the very man chosen by the parasitic and confused World Health Organization (WHO) to report on whether or not the SARS CoV2 pathogen could have originated in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
THIS IS GOLD: Anthony Fauci has been exposed by Rand Paul for his hand in ‘gain of function’ research that lead to the weaponization of the Coronavirus. Fauci tried to use semantics to get out of it but failed. Investigate him now pic.twitter.com/BzdAsbRdJ3— Melissa Tate (@TheRightMelissa) May 11, 2021
That’s important to keep in mind, especially since the Biden Administration just reinstated billions in US taxpayer funding for the World Health Organization. Another important fact to remember is that Fauci’s vaunted NIH has joint ownership of the patent for the Moderna COVID19 jab. In other words, this is a closed circle of government bureaucrats who work for the NIH sending funds to labs that experiment with viruses to make them more transmissible and deadly, then said bureaucrats see that same NIH own the patent for an experimental so-called “vaccine”, and THEN that bureaucracy sees the very man who was in charge of handing cash to one of those labs become one of the lead WHO “investigators” of whether or not the lab to which HE sent the cash might have screwed up when engaging in recklessly dangerous gain-of-function research.
Fauci can’t back-peddle fast enough to stop from falling over the prevarication waterfall, and neither can the pop media who have turned blind eyes to the reality some of us have been trying to get out for about a year.
Yet, he kept trying in his latest circus-like display, slipping in cozy rhetoric and offering himself an “I didn’t know” excuse:
So, I often say, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, you don’t want to study bats in Fairfax County, Virginia…
Let’s pause here. Fauci saw to it that, when the Obama Administration called for a halt of “gain-of-function” research at all US tax-funded BSL 4 labs, the researchers involved with SARS Cov2 who were working on this at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, soon got indirect funding through EcoHealth to continue the work in Wuhan. So, if he thought -- as he claims about "bats in Fairfax" -- it was unproductive to do research on bats in the US, why was he involved in that kind of research at UNC prior to the Obama Admin calling a halt? This contradiction between his claim and the facts appears, it seems, because he is trying to softly justify the research in China by implying it was the only good place where the experiments could be done. But since this kind of SARS research already was happening at UNC, his words come off as weak and slightly deceptive.
And he makes it worse for himself:
So we had a modest collaboration with very respectable Chinese scientists who were world experts on coronavirus, and we did that through a sub-grant from a larger grant to EcoHealth. The sub-grant was about $600,000 over a period of five years. So it was a modest amount. And the purpose of it was to study the animal-human interface, to do surveillance, and to determine if these bat viruses were even capable of transmitting infection to humans.
“Respectable Chinese scientists.”
How modest is $3.7 million going to EcoHealth, and $600,000 going to the Wuhan Institute of Virology employees working on experiments that no longer could be done in the US due to Obama’s moratorium? How “respectable” is a scientist who works in collaboration with the Chinese communist state?
And Fauci’s claim that the scientists were trying “to determine if these bat viruses were even capable of transmitting infection to humans” is so imprecise one might consider it falsehood. As I noted in my May 13 MRCTV piece:
The NIH funding to enhance the infection capacity and lethality of pathogens at the BSL4 lab in Chapel Hill, at UNC where Dr. Shi (Zhengli) and Dr. (Ralph) Baric collaborated, and the subsequent relocation of pathogenic enhancement research to Wuhan through EcoHealth continued during a period when the Obama administration had placed a moratorium on gain-of-function research.
Indeed, one of the few good things the Obama administration did was place a moratorium on gain-of-function experimentation in 2014 – a moratorium that was not lifted until 2017.
Yet Baric’s name is on a 2015 document from the HHS announcing their work ramping-up the SARS COV virus.
And this is key, so I will repeat it here, from their abstract:
In this study, we examine the disease potential for SARS-like CoVs currently circulating in Chinese horseshoe bat populations. Utilizing the SARS-CoV infectious clone, we generated and characterized a chimeric virus expressing the spike of bat coronavirus SHC014 in a mouse adapted SARS-CoV backbone. The results indicate that group 2b viruses encoding the SHC014 spike in a wild type backbone can efficiently utilize multiple ACE2 receptor orthologs, replicate efficiently in primary human airway cells, and achieve in vitro titers equivalent to epidemic strains of SARS-CoV.
Again, Fauci's NIH funded bat-coronavirus experiments at UNC between 2014 and 2015. And his scramble cannot hide other important information – info that he could have revealed long ago, but did not.
A State Department fact sheet released in January contended that Wuhan lab researchers ‘conducted experiments involving RaTG13, the bat coronavirus identified by the WIV in January 2020 as its closest sample to SARS-CoV-2 (96.2% similar)’ and that the lab ‘has a published record of conducting “gain-of-function” research to engineer chimeric viruses… The U.S. government has reason to believe that several researchers inside the WIV became sick in autumn 2019, before the first identified case of the outbreak, with symptoms consistent with both COVID-19 and common seasonal illnesses.’
And, despite Shi Zhengli claiming that the Wuhan lab didn’t work in conjunction with the Chinese military:
The fact sheet also said that the Wuhan lab ‘has engaged in classified research, including laboratory animal experiments, on behalf of the Chinese military since at least 2017.’
All of which makes it increasingly difficult for the pop media Fauci-fans to defend him or his long, dark history absorbing tax money at the NIAID.
The idea that he thinks it might be a “dereliction of duty” to not engage in this kind of behavior is angering and sad. He neither has any constitutional power or moral authority to engage in government-funded “research,” be it research about viruses or teddy bears.
And his attempt to dance around the facts must end.