Rand Paul Stops Federal Funding of Gain-of-Function Research Which Worked to Make Cornaviruses More Dangerous in Insecure Chinese Labs
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has ended the federal funding for controversial gain-of-function research in China, which many believe was the true origin of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Paul issued an amendment that would ban all gain-of-function research in China, and it passed on Tuesday. Paul had blasted National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director Dr. Anthony Fauci in recent weeks for his continued support of the mad science experiments that may have unleashed a plague on the world.
“We don’t know whether the pandemic started in a lab in Wuhan or evolved naturally,” Paul said in a press release.
“While many still deny funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, experts believe otherwise. The passage of my amendment ensures that this never happens in the future. No taxpayer money should have ever been used to fund gain-of-function research in Wuhan, and now we permanently have put it to a stop,” he added.
Senate Amendment 2003, introduced by Paul and co-sponsored by Sens. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Mike Braun (R-IN), and Thom Tillis (R-NC), was passed by the full Senate to prohibit the federal government from funding “any research project that may be reasonably anticipated to confer attributes to influenza, MERS, or SARS viruses such that the virus would have enhanced pathogenicity or transmissibility in mammals” in China. Dr. Fauci’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) was named specifically in the amendment but the ban pertains to all federal agencies.
Big League Politics has reported on Paul smacking down Fauci during Senate committee hearings, knocking all of the luster off of the disgraced doom prophet:
“Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) blasted National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Dr. Anthony Fauci at a Senate hearing on Tuesday for funding controversial and dangerous research at a virology lab in Wuhan, China.
Fauci continues to defend the controversial research, which involves strengthening viruses in mad science experiments, even after the COVID-19 pandemic has rocked the world.
“Gain-of-function research, as you know, is juicing up naturally-occurring animal viruses to infect humans. To arrive at the truth, the U.S. government should admit that the Wuhan virology institute was experimenting to enhance the coronavirus’ ability to infect humans,” Paul said.
Predictably, Fauci does not want the feds to engage in such transparency. He wants to keep pushing lies so his Big Pharma-approved bureaucrats can skirt culpability.
“You are entirely and completely incorrect that the NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain-of-function research in the Wuhan institute,” he said.
Paul correctly noted that the NIH was funding gain-of-function research through a partnership with the Wuhan virology institute and a North Carolina facility. Fauci also attempted to deny that the feds were funding research at the Wuhan institute, and Paul would not take Fauci’s fibbing lying down.
“Do you support sending money? We did, under your tutelage, we were sending it through ECO Health. It was a sub-agency and a sub-grant,” he said.
“It would have been irresponsible for us if we did not investigate the bat viruses and the serology to see who might have been infected in China,” Fauci responded.
This is when the exchange became combative, and Fauci tried talking over Paul in his great frustration over being exposed on a national stage.
“Government defenders of gain of function, such as yourself, say that COVID-19 mutations were random and not designed by man. But interestingly, the technique that [Dr. Ralph Baric] developed forces mutations by serial passage through cell culture that the mutations appear to be natural,” Paul explained, adding many other expert sources who have stated that COVID-19 was likely created in a lab.
“Will you in front of this group categorically say that COVID-19 could not have occurred through serial passage in a laboratory?” Paul asked Fauci.
“I do not have any accounting for what the Chinese may have done, and I am fully in favor of any further investigation of what went on in China,” Fauci responded before once again denying that the feds have funded gain-of-function research in Wuhan.
“You’re fooling with mother nature here. You’re allowing superviruses to be created. With a 15 percent mortality, it’s very dangerous, and it was a huge mistake to share this with China, and it’s a huge mistake to allow this to continue in the United States, and we should be very careful to investigate where this virus came from,” Paul said.”
The passage of Paul’s amendment is a good start. The next step will be to ban the funding of gain-of-function research across the board, and then the individuals responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic can be exposed and tried for crimes against humanity.