Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, lied to Congress when said his agency did not fund dangerous gain-of-function research on viruses at Red China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV).
The revelation surfaced in a letter from Lawrence Tabak, principal deputy director of the National Institutes of Health, to Representative James Comer of Kentucky. Tabak’s letter says Fauci’s NIH subsidiary funded a grant for research that enhanced the ability of a bat coronavirus to infect humanized mice.
Richard Ebright, who heads the Waksman Institute of Microbiology at Rutgers University, said the letter means Fauci, Tabak, and their boss, outgoing NIH chieftain Francis Collins, “brazenly” lied about the research. Ebright also observed that EcoHealth Alliance, which funneled the money to WIV, repeatedly violated the terms of the grant.