By: Amy Jo Underwood
More information has been released regarding the research funded by the United States in Wuhan. A 900 page report was released via a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, proving that U.S. dollars were used in dangerous experiments on bats. Dr. Fauci denied that the experiments were performed using U.S. dollars in Wuhan when confronted by Sen. Rand Paul. However, the facts point to Fauci giving false information before the Senate.
According to a nine-hundred page report gained by The Intercept, the U.S. government funded research performed on various types of coronaviruses. Two grant proposals mentioned the dangerous nature of the work. “Even before the pandemic, many scientists were concerned about the potential dangers associated with such experiments. The grant proposal acknowledges some of those dangers,” reported The Intercept.
The report stated that the grants gave funds to the Wuhan lab, as well, and that dangerous experiments were performed on bats to see which SARS viruses could be transmissible to humans. “This is a road map to the high-risk research that could have led to the current pandemic,” stated Gary Ruskin, executive director of U.S. Right To Know.
The grant lasted from 2014-2019. It is still unknown how the virus transferred from bats to humans.
Dr. Anthony Fauci vehemently denied months ago that the U.S. government was involved in the controversial research conducted in the Wuhan lab, stating that U.S. funds were not used. According to Richard Ebright, molecular biologist and researcher, and the newly released reports, Fauci was lying to the Senate.
“[National Institute of Health] has not ever and does not now fund gain of function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.” - Dr. Anthony Fauci, May 2021
“The documents make it clear that assertions by the NIH Director, Francis Collins, and the NIAID Director, Anthony Fauci, that the NIH did not support gain-of-function research or potential pandemic pathogen enhancement at WIV are untruthful.” - Richard Ebright, scientist, September 7, 2021