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1) Email Dump Has Fauci In The Hot Seat
The Topline: Newly released emails and other documents appear to contradict Dr. Anthony Fauci’s claims that the U.S never funded controversial gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the lab at the center of the Covid “lab leak” theory.
In May, Fauci testified to a Senate committee investigating whether the U.S. funded “gain of function” research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a lab where some believe COVID-19 originated. Fauci strongly rejected this accusation.
Through a Freedom of Information Act request, The Intercept found evidence the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a “bat coronavirus grant” to a group called the EcoHealth Alliance for $3.1 million. This included $599,000 which was reportedly used, at least partially, by the Wuhan lab to identify and alter bat coronaviruses