A new letter from the National Institutes of Health offers more evidence that White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci lied to Congress when denying that federal health agencies had funded “gain-of-function” research, The Federalist reported Thursday.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., in May challenged Fauci about an annual $600,000 grant to the Wuhan Institute of Virology through EcoHealth Alliance, a New York-based non-profit.
“The NIH has not ever and does not now, fund gain of function research,” Fauci said. “Sen. Paul, with all due respect, you are entirely and completely incorrect.”
Gain-of-function research refers to scientists modifying organisms. Although Fauci has defended it in studying potential therapeutics such as vaccines, the research was deemed so dangerous by the U.S. government it was banned from 2014 to 2017.... Read More: Newsmax