Not long ago, Fauci denied that the NIH in any way funded or participated in gain-of-function research in connection with the Wuhan Institute of Virology. However, some public documents have come to light that suggest some more connections than was previously realized.
The NIAID (National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases), a subagency of the NIH, did, in fact, provide grant money that did find its way to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which has been accused by some as being the origin of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
On Friday, July 9, however, Judicial Watch uncovered 301 additional pages of emails and other documents dealing with the connection between Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Fauci has been revealed to have been a major proponent of gain-of-function research. He even overruled a moratorium on such research when distributing grants.
What the Documents Revealed
Among the revelations in these documents is that between 2010 and 2018, NIH provided a total of 2,221 research grants to a so-called “Chinese Collaborator” with NIAID. Of these 2,221 grants, NIAID directly provided 490, the most of any subagency in NIH.
Furthermore, Dr. Ping Chen, NIAID’s Representative in China discovered that there was a “type of new flu vaccine using nano-technology from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology,” and that the Chinese government has taken great steps to prevent Chinese people from discussing this online.
Peter Daszak, one of the researchers known to have worked with both Fauci and the Wuhan Institute of Virology on the subject of bat coronaviruses, also wrote an email to Fauci in 2017 saying that he was working with WIH researcher Shi Zhengli and “doing assays to find out if [these viruses] can infect human cells in the lab.”