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2021-07-26 Government Corruption
Fauci says it's 'negligent' not to fund research at Wuhan lab, suggests collaboration with China continue
[Washington Examiner] Dr. Anthony Fauci suggested that it would’ve been "negligent" for the National Institutes of Health not to fund bat coronavirus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and declined to commit not to collaborate with Chinese government scientists in the future, insisting that "we have always been careful."

Last week, Sen. Rand Paul requested Attorney General Merrick Garland criminally investigate Fauci over his Senate testimony, during which he said the NIH never funded gain-of-function research at the Wuhan lab, which the Kentucky Republican says is a lie. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, insists the NIH grants did not fund gain-of-function research at the Wuhan lab.

On Sunday, CNN’s Jake Tapper referenced last week’s back-and-forth between Paul and Fauci, noting the NIH has insisted the U.S. government-funded experiments proposed by the EcoHealth Alliance and the Wuhan lab did not meet the NIH’s definition of gain-of-function research and asked if the United States should "collaborate" with such labs whose research critics consider risky.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-07-26 03:49|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [286 views ]  Top
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#1 insisting that "we have always been careful."
~ Fauci


Along with his previous denials, quite comforting indeed.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-07-26 03:56||   2021-07-26 03:56|| Front Page Top

#2 
No matter what he says, or is told to say.

It continues to boil down to the same simple question:

Given the number of suitable LAB's here in the USA.
Why use US Taxpayer $$$$$ to fund any LAB controlled by Communist China?

Posted by NN2N1 2021-07-26 06:23||   2021-07-26 06:23|| Front Page Top

#3 Isn't it funny that we are supposed to trust computer modeling of climate as if it's gospel, but this virology stuff needs to be done in a manner that leads to a lab accident.
Posted by M. Murcek  2021-07-26 06:45||   2021-07-26 06:45|| Front Page Top

#4 /\ Given the number of suitable LAB's here in the USA. Why use US Taxpayer $$$$$ to fund any LAB controlled by Communist China?

1. It's very dangerous work. There have been "breaches of containment" close calls, Fort Dietrich for one. There is likely a good reason we're not hearing anything from USAMRIID or other facets of the intelligence community.

2. Why fund expensive domestic research primarily done by contractors and non-for-profits (who cannot be trusted to keep their mouths shut), when you can remote the effort at a fraction of the cost.

3. Gov't money may not be the only benefit the Chinese have derived from such a collaboration.

4. What better way to monitor what is going on in Wuhan than to have on-site sources who are free to travel to attend conferences, share data electronically, invite partnering researchers to periodically visit, etc.

Posted by Besoeker 2021-07-26 06:46||   2021-07-26 06:46|| Front Page Top

#5 Proximity of Fort Dietrich to the Beltway, 51 miles.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-07-26 06:53||   2021-07-26 06:53|| Front Page Top

#6 Ship of Fools
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-07-26 06:56||   2021-07-26 06:56|| Front Page Top

#7  Why use US Taxpayer $$$$$ to fund any LAB controlled by Communist China?

If I understand correctly, after one/several lab accidents in domestic labs, they were forbidden — by Congress? — to do gain of function research anymore. Since Dr. Fauci and some others still wanted it done, they had to get someone else to do the work Americans can’t.
Posted by trailing wife 2021-07-26 07:53||   2021-07-26 07:53|| Front Page Top

#8 More NIH info on the topic found here.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-07-26 08:00||   2021-07-26 08:00|| Front Page Top

#9 do the work Americans can’t shouldn't.

Fixed
Posted by M. Murcek  2021-07-26 08:18||   2021-07-26 08:18|| Front Page Top

#10 Let's call St. Fauxi the "common thread." HIV+ people are "not to be stigmatized." People who won't get a COVID vax are "murderers" and should be treated like second class citizens. Bit of a paradox, no?
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-07-26 08:48||   2021-07-26 08:48|| Front Page Top

#11 China accuses the U.S. of creating an 'imaginary enemy' and 'demonizing' Beijing as a distraction to domestic problems during heated diplomatic meeting
Posted by Skidmark 2021-07-26 11:43||   2021-07-26 11:43|| Front Page Top

#12 It would be wonderful to just wish China away. That's not in the cards....
Posted by M. Murcek  2021-07-26 12:09||   2021-07-26 12:09|| Front Page Top

#13 The true negligent thing was Obama banning the research in the US. Now it is outsourced to China and used against us.
Posted by 49 Pan 2021-07-26 12:47||   2021-07-26 12:47|| Front Page Top

#14 Here's a good perspective...
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-07-26 13:14||   2021-07-26 13:14|| Front Page Top

#15 I can't believe ho many people are saying this research would be fine if we were doing it. We were smart enough to stop making nerve gas. But apparently not smart enough to destroy the last stocks of smallpox (here and in Russia) This is not in any way the same as developing thermonuclear bombs which was going to happen in any event. This sort of research is something that should be banned on pain of immediate nuclear cauterization if it is discovered.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-07-26 13:40||   2021-07-26 13:40|| Front Page Top

#16 We should have nuked Wuhan. The Chinese would not have been able to do anything meaningful in retaliation.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-07-26 13:47||   2021-07-26 13:47|| Front Page Top

#17 A slight adjustment to the argument becomes 'Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer' ...
Posted by Glenmore 2021-07-26 14:40||   2021-07-26 14:40|| Front Page Top

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