By Jackson Kincaid
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) recently slammed Dr. Anthony Fauci for his part in the Wuhan lab and research that led to the leak while on an appearance with Fox and Friends.
During his recent appearance on Fox and Friends, Sen. Paul stated that while Fauci has been quick to dismiss questions and claims that he was involved in the research taking place in Wuhan, as well as the gain of function research, every other scientist calls that type of research just that – gain of function. And that the choice of lab was very specific, as it is in a totalitarian country with very little regulations and with nearly limitless autonomy.
I think Fauci deserves culpability and history is going to judge him very poorly because he made the judgment to fund this research. It's dangerous research. He doesn't want to call it gain of function, but most other scientists do call it gain of function in Wuhan in an opaque totalitarian country.
And in the end, there was a leak from the lab and millions of people died worldwide. And this didn't happen sort of accidentally. The leak may have been accident, but the funding wasn't accidental. Tony Fauci actually went around the system. We had set up a system where there's a committee, they're supposed to go before a committee to judge whether this was dangerous and whether it should be funded. Tony Fauci exempted Wuhan from the committee. They never went before the committee. And this is extraordinary. The committee that was supposed to provide safety and review this, never looked at the research in Wuhan because Tony Fauci gave them exception.
So the thing is, yes, he does bear responsibility for maybe one of the worst judgment errors in the history of modern medicine or modern public health to fund this dangerous research.
For over 3 years now, Dr. Fauci has insisted the COVID virus was wild in nature and evolution, and that in no universe was it man-made. Yet every single plausible investigation points to the opposite. The virus now is widely seen to be man-made and leaked, thereby attacking the public and costing the lives of millions, not to mention billions of dollars worldwide.
"My informed assessment as a person with as much access as anyone to our government’s intelligence … has been and continues to be that a lab leak is the only explanation credibly supported by our intelligence, by science and by common sense." – John Ratcliffe, Former Director of National Intelligence