Senator Rand Paul: NIH Financed Dangerous “Gain of Function” Virus Studies in Wuhan – Watts Up With That?

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., claimed on Wednesday that Dr. Anthony Fauci lied to Congress when he denied that the National Institute of Health was funding research at the controversial Wuhan lab.

While speaking to co-host Bill Hemmer, Paul elaborated on his allegation and claimed that Dr. Shi Zhengli, the Wuhan-based ‘bat woman’ virologist who researched coronavirus variants in animals, wrote a paper that MIT scientists surmised was referencing gain-of-function research (making pathogens deadlier or more easily transmissible).

Paul claims that the paper acknowledged that their funding came from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), a subset of the NIH where Dr. Fauci is the director.

WUWT reported the apparent collaboration between US and Chinese researchers on “gain of function” research in May 2020.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4797993/ (backup copy here).

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