Just weeks after insisting the contrary, Dr. Anthony Fauci admitted to Sen. John Kennedy on Wednesday that the Wuhan Institute of Virology may have engaged “gain of function” research funded by his National Institutes of Health (NIH), as there is “no way of guaranteeing” how U.S. taxpayer dollars were used.
On May 11, Fauci and Sen. Rand Paul engaged in a heated debate about NIH sending taxpayer money to the lab that researched bat-based illnesses and was investigated as a potential cause of the coronavirus pandemic. Fauci vehemently denied Paul’s assertion that “To arrive at the truth, the U.S. government should admit that the Wuhan Virology Institute was experimenting to enhance the coronavirus’s ability to infect humans,” and that the NIH’s money could have been used.
Fauci vehemently denied this, declaring in no uncertain terms that “The NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain of function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”
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