In the U.S. capitol, two public figures are engaged in a debate with explosive repercussions: Senator Rand Paul, and Dr. Anthony Fauci. The debate is all about money, funding sources, and western financial support of the Wuhan Institute of Virology which has been the center of investigation of the origin of the pandemic. The institute was known for its “gain of function” research which has been questioned by scientists around the world on its accidental creation of the coronavirus, Covid-19.
This is a lot to take in. First off, what exactly is “gain of function” research? To paraphrase Senator Paul: “Gain of function” research typically takes an animal virus, and artificially ???
Why on earth would anyone want to do that?
Senator Paul claims that “gain of function” research is to study the life cycle of viruses but can be dangerous due to the possibility of deadly viruses escaping research institutions.
In a recent debate between these two public figures Senator Paul gives an example of a possible viral disaster if say, a SARS virus with a 15% mortality rate were to escape. He draws comparisons to the possible death rate numbers given that the corona virus pandemic only has a 1% mortality rate. Will fifteen times as many people die the next time a “gain of function” research virus escapes?
Can recent history repeat itself?
But what about the explosive accusation that Dr. Fauci himself has been funding “gain of function” research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology?
The same Institute that is highly suspected of being the cause of the pandemic?
“We (NIH) have not funded ’gain of function’ research” coldly claims Dr. Fauci. Yet some like Senator Paul claim this to be misleading. The NIH has shown that it donated 3.7 million dollars to a non-profit called Echo Health Alliance, and Echo Health Alliance has shown that it donated $600,000 to the Wuhan lab.
Is this a conflict of interest?
What is the potential fallout of this? How many more questions now need to be asked? If it is shown that Dr. Fauci, a man taking a leading role in combating the pandemic, the highest paid government employee in the United States, is ultimately responsible for the creation of the virus and the funding for its research?
The word we are looking for is: suspicious.
We, the people of the earth, can only hope that this is not the case and there is some sort of great misunderstanding. However, others like Senator Paul are taking this man Dr. Fauci to task and asking questions that don’t seem to have very good answers.
In political thriller novels it is stated again and again: follow the money. If we follow the money this time, what startling truths might we uncover in this political drama?
Dr. Anthony Fauci: “Senator Paul, with all due respect, you are entirely and completely incorrect…”