(AmericanProsperity.com) – Politicians are notorious for skirting around challenging or controversial yes-no questions. It’s almost a prerequisite second nature if you want to survive in politics. While Dr. Anthony Fauci is not a politician, his own agency, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), just proved that he, too, suffers from the same trait.
Rand Paul Rips into Fauci
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and Dr. Anthony Fauci have been at each other’s throats since the pandemic began. In late July, Rand sent a letter to the DOJ asking Attorney General Garland to investigate Fauci for lying about the Wuhan Institute of Virology funding.
Senator Paul doubled down on that assault after the NIH released yet another letter about the ongoing debate on October 20th.
NIH corrects untruthful assertions by NIH Director Collins and NIAID Director Fauci that NIH had not funded gain-of-function research in Wuhan.
NIH states that EcoHealth Alliance violated Terms and Conditions of NIH grant AI110964. pic.twitter.com/cFOtJlRoWl
— Richard H. Ebright (@R_H_Ebright) October 20, 2021
The Kentucky Senator then took to Twitter, where he blasted out several articles condemning Fauci and vindicating his own position.
The NIH’s letter makes it extremely hard for anyone to argue that they didn’t fund gain-of-function research. But what exactly does that mean?
When we say “gain-of-function” research, what does that mean? According to a paper written by Michael J. Selgelid and filed in the NIH’s online library,
“Gain-of-function (GOF) research involves experimentation that aims or is expected to (and/or, perhaps, actually does) increase the transmissibility and/or virulence of pathogens.”
This form of research caused controversy even before the pandemic. According to an article initially published on Nature.com, officials placed a three-year moratorium on gain-of-function research in 2014. The NIH recently overturned that ban, promising to fund GOF research while also increasing supervision efforts.
How will Attorney General Garland move forward? Senator Paul expressed not-so-high hopes about the outcome of a DOJ investigation in an interview with Fox back in the summer, shortly after he first accused Fauci of lying.
It’s unclear if the DOJ will follow Senator Paul’s suggestions, especially with solid evidence available to prove the NIH-funded GOF research in Wuhan. Dr. Fauci very clearly denied the truth on multiple occasions.
Will Anthony Fauci be held accountable for the alleged lies he has told? Senator Rand Paul certainly hopes so, as do many other Americans who believe in transparency.
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