Video has emerged of the 2012 testimony of Dr. Fauci arguing that the benefits of conducting gain-of-function research outweighed the risk that it could spark a pandemic:
DR. FAUCI: “Scientists working in this field might say—as indeed I have said—that the benefits of such experiments and the resulting knowledge outweigh the risks. It is more likely that a pandemic would occur in nature, and the need to stay ahead of such a threat is a primary reason for performing an experiment that might appear to be risky.”
Dr. Fauci also reportedly failed to warn the Trump administration when the ban on gain-of-function research ended in 2017.
The coronavirus has now killed over 3.5 million people worldwide.
More of Dr. Fauci’s Opening Statement To Congress 2012 On The Risk Of Dual Research:
However, the issue that has been intensely debated is whether knowledge obtained from these experiments could inadvertently adversely affect public health, even in nations multiple