(FreedomBeacon.com)- According to a new report published on Monday, the United States government did fund controversial gain-of-function coronavirus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China, contradicting claims made by disgraced director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Fauci has repeatedly denied claims that the National Institutes of Health, for which he works, provided funding to the Wuhan lab to genetically modify bat coronaviruses to research the possibility that they may one day infect humans. President Joe Biden has denied it, as have various other officials in the government and within the federal agency.
The denials were so strong and resolute that Fauci even insisted, while under oath during a Senate hearing, that Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky was lying when he made the claim. He said that Paul, who is also a medical doctor, doesn’t understand gain-of-function research.
But on Monday, The Intercept cited 900 pages of previously undisclosed information from the National Institutes of Health that were obtained through a Freedom Of Information Act request that shows how EcoHealth Alliance – an organization that received millions of dollars in federal grant money – did redirect money to the Wuhan lab to perform bar coronavirus research, including gain-of-function research.
And there you have it.
According to the report, a bat coronavirus grant provided $3.1 million in funding to the EcoHealth Alliance, and some $599,000 of that money was sent to the Wuhan Institute of Virology to perform the kind of research that Fauci ever denied funding. The research was performed as a result of scientists’ fears that bar coronaviruses could potentially infect humans, and even at the time there was great fear that the genetic experimentation on these viruses could result in a pandemic.
The grant proposal even specifically acknowledged that fieldwork involves the “highest risk of exposure to SARS or other CoVs.”
Read the full report here.
There is simply no denying it anymore. How can Dr. Anthony Fauci survive this?