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WND 8/3/2022

NIH official's statements to Congress 'are demonstrably false'

Testifying Wednesday before the Senate, a prominent health scientist charged that Dr. Anthony Fauci and other federal health officials have repeatedly lied to Congress about the government's funding of gain-of-function research in China, which is believed by many experts to be the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Richard Ebright, a professor of molecular biology at Rutgers University, said statements "made on repeated occasions to the public, to the press and to policymakers by the NIAID director, Dr. Fauci, have been untruthful."

"I do not understand why those statements are being made because they are demonstrably false," he said.

The hearing, "Revisiting Gain-of-Function Research: What the Pandemic Taught Us and Where Do We Go From Here," was held by the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., the panel's ranking member, has sparred over the issue in numerous Senate hearings with Fauci, who has insisted the NIH has not funded gain-of-function research in China despite evidence to the contrary.

Ebright was among the 16 scientists who authored a letter published last September in the prestigious British science journal The Lancet calling for another look at the evidence that the pandemic began with a lab leak. The scientists condemned a February 2020 letter organized by Wuhan lab collaborator Peter Daszak marginalizing anyone who entertained the lab-leak theory as a conspiracist. Ebright and his 15 colleagues said Daszak's letter and a subsequent missive had "a silencing effect on the wider scientific debate, including among science journalists." Fauci received an email from Daszak at the time thanking the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases director for supporting him on his dismissal of the lab-leak theory.

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Senator Hawley Questions Experts on Gain of Function, Fauci’s Blatant Lies


Senator Josh Hawley 8/3/2022


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