Dr. Anthony Fauci is coming under increasing pressure around his repeated denial that the science research Institute he heads (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – NIAID), was involved in ‘Gain-of-Function’ research involving Corona Viruses in Wuhan, China. Dr. Fauci’s denials are fast proving to be a form a self-defence rather than an honest response to persistent questions.
In a letter sent to the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the National Institutes for Health (NIH), an umbrella body including the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases NIAID (headed by Dr. Fauci) has admitted that NIAID were in fact participating in research that made Bat-Corona virus highly infectious to humans, and that this research was being conducted by ‘Ecolab’, a USAID funded non-profit research company, on behalf of NIAID. This is the first time the NIH has commented on these matters, although this information has been sought from them for at least six-months.
The letter went on to say that ‘Ecolab’ had breached the terms of it’s grant conditions by failing to report the fact that it’s research increased pathogen growth by tenfold. The letter also claimed that at the time of his denials to Congress, Dr. Fauci and the NIAID did not have the reports from Ecolab. A separate statement from Ecolab contradicts this saying that they published and forwarded their reports to NIAID in 2018.
Gain-of-Function research was made illegal in the United States under the Obama administration, and since then the NIAID have commissioned such research, considered too dangerous for US soil, to be conducted in China. The remit of the NIAID includes ‘bio-defence’, and although the NIAID claims in their letter that the development of a deadly Corona virus infectious to humans was an accident, the development of such new viral strains appears to be the actual raison d’etre of Gain-Of-Function research. The question cannot be escaped, if that was not the purpose, then what was?
The NIH and NIAID continues to circle their wagons around Dr. Fauci as the facts are squeezed out bit-by-bit, how long before the origin of the virus is finally laid bare? And, if it transpires that it was Gain-of-Function research that brought the world to this dark place, will there be a global ban into the future?