Dr. Anthony Fauci, longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is defending a new grant to the EcoHealth Alliance, headed by Peter Daszak. The names may ring a bell with embattled Americans.
The EcoHealth Alliance has received tens of millions in research dollars from the federal government and partnered with China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) since 2004. Back in 2019, Dr. Fauci funded the Alliance to collaborate with the WIV on gain-of-function research, which makes viruses more lethal and transmissible. Dr. Fauci was “untruthful” about funding such research at the WIV, controlled by China’s Communist Party and unaccountable to American taxpayers.
As The Epoch Times reports, the new grant comes only weeks after the National Institutes of Health, the parent bureaucracy of NIAID, terminated a grant to the EcoHealth Alliance. It seems the WIV twice declined NIH requests “to hand over laboratory records so that it could review the research.” As The Intercept reports, Fauci’s support for the new grant has drawn pushback from medical scientists.
“It is disturbing that additional funding continues to be awarded for the same high-risk research that may have caused the current pandemic, before there has been a national investigation of the origin of the current pandemic,” molecular biologist Richard Ebright explained. The Rutgers scientist was also disturbed that “additional funding continues to be awarded to a contractor that the NIH has reported to have repeatedly and seriously violated contractual terms and conditions of a grant.”
The new grant is for “Analyzing the potential for future bat coronavirus emergence in Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam.” Fauci’s support should come as no surprise.
Dr. Fauci continues to tout the theory that the COVID-19 virus arose naturally in the wild. That is a matter of speculation, not science, which involves testing, data, and replication. By contrast, Dr. Robert Redfield, a virologist and former director of the Centers for Disease Control, contended that “the most likely etiology of this pathology in Wuhan was from a laboratory.”
Fauci claims there is no evidence of a lab origin but he might take a look at the EcoHealth grant, “Study of Nipah virus dynamics and genetics in its bat reservoir and of human exposure to NiV across Bangladesh to understand patterns of human outbreaks.” The Nipah virus was part of a cargo of deadly pathogens transported to the WIV from Canada’s National Microbiology Lab (NML) by Dr. Xiangguo Qiu, a Chinese national who once headed the special pathogens program at the NML. In 2017-18 alone, Dr. Qiu made at least five trips to the WIV.
One of Dr. Qiu’s biggest defenders is former NML colleague Gary Kobinger, who now heads the Galveston National Laboratory, a creation of Dr. Fauci’s NIAID. The GNL worked with the Wuhan Institute of Virology and previous GNL director James LeDuc helped WIV scientists avoid scrutiny over China’s role in the pandemic.
LeDuc signed three agreements to destroy files, materials and equipment, even after the deals had expired. Those are hardly the only actions yet to receive the attention they deserve. After Dr. Redfield cited evidence for a laboratory origin, the CDC director got death threats. No word of any investigation by the FBI.
Dr. Redfield recently went on record that “Everyone had to agree to the narrative,” enforced by Dr. Anthony Fauci and other health officials, that the COVID-19 virus came from a “wet market” in Wuhan and not the WIV or any lab. In early 2020, that same narrative was also advanced by Dr. Nancy Messonnier of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), and who began her career with the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service.
In a series of telephone briefings for reporters, Dr. Messonnier identified the “Wuhan market” as the source of the deadly “new virus,” for which, she said, there was no immunity. “I think we should complement the Chinese on the early recognition of the respiratory outbreak center in the Wuhan market,” Messonnier told reporters, “and how rapidly they were able to identify it as a novel coronavirus.”
As Nature noted in March, EcoHealth Alliance boss Peter Daszak was part of a team assembled by the WHO and the Chinese government “to study the pandemic’s origins in China.” Daszak’s Alliance “collaborated on coronavirus research with the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” and Daszak signed a letter charging that any challenge to the natural origin view was a “conspiracy theory.”
Daszak’s Alliance now boasts a new grant, backed by Dr. Fauci, to study “coronavirus emergence.” Watch for this study to claim that the COVID virus “emerged” in the wild, the same view Dr. Fauci has maintained and enforced from the start. Watch for new charges that the lab origin is “misinformation” and so forth, all part of the ongoing coverup. Meanwhile, as Fauci heads for the door in December, the people have plenty to ponder.
Anthony Fauci is a non-practicing medical doctor who first does harm and has no use for informed consent. His bio shows no advanced degrees in molecular biology or biochemistry but he has headed NIAID since 1984. The NIAID boss has often reversed himself but now claims “I represent science.”
Dr. Fauci represents white coat supremacy, rule over the people by unelected medical bureaucrats. He wields executive-level power – Joe Biden even jokes that Fauci is the real president – but never has to face the voters.
The late Angelo Codevilla called out Fauci as a “deep state fraud,” and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. detailed his disastrous career in The Real Anthony Fauci. Even so, the chances are slim that this megalomaniac Lysenko figure will ever get the full investigation he deserves. In 2022 moving forward, the struggle of the people against white coat supremacy is the struggle of memory against forgetting.