DR. Anthony Fauci has been accused of lying to the American public after newly-revealed documents seem to contradict his claims that his Agency did not fund research of coronaviruses in a Wuhan, China, lab.
Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky said the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, lied in congress as he shared a bombshell Intercept article on social media.
The article includes documents which claim the National Institute of Health did give grants to a nonprofit that funneled federal funds to the Wuhan Institute of Virology for bat coronavirus research, as reported by the New York Post .
According to the documents, the US government gave $3.1million to health organization EcoHealth Alliance which went into research on bat coronavirus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
"Surprise surprise – Fauci lied again," said Senator Paul on Tuesday. "And I was right about his agency funding novel Coronavirus research at Wuhan."
In a heated exchange with Senator Paul during his congressional testimony in July, Dr. Fauci denied that his Agency provided funding for “gain-of-function” research, which modifies biological agents.
But the grant proposal included in the newly-released documents was for a project named “Understanding the Risk of Bat Coronavirus Emergence."
The project included the testing of thousands of bat samples for novel coronaviruses, and nearly $600,000 of the $3.1million in US funding was used in part to find and alter bat coronaviruses that could infect humans.
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