Documents show Fauci was ‘untruthful’ about Wuhan coronavirus research, infectious disease expert says

By Andrew Kerr

A trove of newly released documents detailing U.S.-funded coronavirus research in China prior to the COVID-19 pandemic shows that Dr. Anthony Fauci was “untruthful” when he claimed that his agency did not finance gain-of-research in Wuhan, an infectious disease expert said Sunday.

Documents published by The Intercept on Sunday show that Fauci’s organization, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), provided federal funds to the U.S. nonprofit group EcoHealth Alliance and the Wuhan Institute of Virology to construct laboratory-generated SARS and MERS-related coronaviruses that demonstrated enhanced pathogenicity in humanized mice cells, according to Rutgers University professor of chemical biology Richard Ebright.


Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

“The documents make it clear that assertions by the [National Institutes of Health] Director, Francis Collins, and the NIAID Director, Anthony Fauci, that the NIH did not support gain-of-function research or potential pandemic pathogen enhancement at WIV are untruthful,” Ebright said in a tweet Sunday evening.

Fauci said during a congressional hearing in May that the NIH and NIAID “categorically has not funded gain-of-function research to be conducted at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”

Ebright and other experts have described EcoHealth Alliance’s work with the WIV as gain-of-function research. Ebright previously told the Daily Caller News Foundation that the NIH has “systematically thwarted” the federal government’s oversight of dangerous pathogen research by failing to flag research grants for review by a Department of Health and Human Services review board.

Fauci’s insistence that the EcoHealth Alliance research grant with the WIV did not involve gain-of-function research led Republican Sen. Rand Paul to send a criminal referral to the Department of Justice in July to investigate whether Fauci lied before Congress.

Ebright said Sunday that the documents published by The Intercept show that one of the novel SARS-related coronaviruses created at the biosafety level 3 lab at Wuhan University Center for Animal Experiment was proven to be more pathogenic to humanized mice than the original virus from which it was constructed.

The documents also show that the NIAID-funded research in Wuhan supported the construction of novel MERS-related coronavirus, Ebright said.

Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is far more deadly than SARS, with about one in three known human cases resulting in death, according to the World Health Organization.

“Surprise surprise – Fauci lied again,” Paul tweeted Monday. “And I was right about his agency funding novel coronavirus research at Wuhan.”

Broad Institute molecular biologist Alina Chan told The Intercept that the documents prove that EcoHealth Alliance has reason to treat the theory that COVID-19 could have leaked from a Chinese lab seriously.

“In this proposal, they actually point out that they know how risky this work is,” Chan said. “They keep talking about people potentially getting bitten — and they kept records of everyone who got bitten. Does EcoHealth have those records? And if not, how can they possibly rule out a research-related accident?”

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7 thoughts on “Documents show Fauci was ‘untruthful’ about Wuhan coronavirus research, infectious disease expert says

  1. The CCP and its ” Wuhan Lab ” has lying Fauci, and Senile Biden and your tax dollars,
    need I say more ………….

    The CCP wants to rule the world and will, one way or another, just ask yourself
    was the Wuhan Virus a mistake or weapon ??

    Did you get the vaccine, do you wear a mask, has your life been turned upside
    down ……. thank the CCP and its sponsor Dr. Fauci for this little experiment !!

    Get used to it, it’s going nowhere anytime soon.

  2. So, Phil… are you paying attention to this? The entire narrative by fauci can now be considered as fiction. Masks, double masks and no masks- Off-label uses for therapeutic treatments for Covid-19, The vaccines that aren’t vaccines- all of the above are now thoroughly called into question, because of this man’s hubris and lies. A photo of joe biden passing out sandwiches this weekend to union members, maskless only adds to evidence of a false narrative.
    Maybe, you might want to instruct your Vermont Department of Health to spend a few days researching existing information and studies regarding treatments for Covid-19. Maybe Dr. Levine could consult with medical doctors actively treating patients with Covid 19, not the medical professionals that just watch a patient get better or die.
    Rachel Walensky, head of the CDC won’t be of much help to you, or to the Vermonter’s afflicted with Covid-19, as she seems to be in lockstep with fauci and his self serving narratives. No, Phil- it’s time to cut away from the talking points given you by bureaucrats and politicians- and move forward with treatment options.
    Far too big a price has been paid, in lives and dollars for the hubris coming from politicians and bureaucrats. Don’t be complicit in fauci’s failures.

  3. By the numbers, how do his death jab stats stack up against Joseph Mengele’s, or Stalin, or Mao?
    I’m thinking he’s right there in the running and numbers exponentially mounting as time goes by.
    Sitting on our hands is allowing this to happen.
    We either walk say no, and stop participating (enabling Muchausen by Proxy syndrome, and pure codependency), or we become what we allow.
    We are literally here now because we allowed it.
    Can we get to the Nuremberg 2.0 trials yet?

    • I wonder what Comrade Scotty baby is thinking right now, if he still has a brain left.
      No doubt, we’ll have an immediate notice of soaring deaths due to a nonexistent virus to keep the sheeple fearful.
      Achtung baaa-b.

  4. Fauci LIED and many people died, he should be swinging from the lamp posts.

    Why were they even doing “gain of function” research on a virus they had no Vaccine
    for???? seems pretty criminal in my mind and we should be making sure it NEVER happens again..NIH WHO China and Fauci are all responsible and should be made to pay up then be disbanded and start new with no political hacks being involved in making health decisions.

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