Dr. Tony Fauci, the frontman for the COVID-19 pandemic for two presidential administrations, has faced intense scrutiny in recent months not only over his constant flip-flopping on pandemic guidance but also over just how much he knows about the origins of the virus and how it morphed into a global emergency so quickly.
According to the Washington Examiner, once again questions are being raised over what involvement the United States might have had in funding the research at a Wuhan, China lab where many now believe COVID-19 originated. New documents emerged this week that Fauci, and other officials, will likely have to answer for.
“Newly released documents provide details of U.S.-funded research on several types of coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China,” a report published by the Intercept indicated.
The report included a staggering 900 documents, which revealed new insight into U.S.-funded labs that played a role in funding coronavirus research in China, and possibly the very research that led to the development of what we now call COVID-19.
“The trove of documents includes two previously unpublished grant proposals that were funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, as well as project updates relating to the EcoHealth Alliance’s research, which has been scrutinized amid increased interest in the origins of the pandemic,” the report noted.
Of course, Fauci and other U.S health officials have downplayed America’s possible involvement in funding such research. The new documents could prove to be game-changing, if the media and Congress do their jobs.
“The bat coronavirus grant provided the EcoHealth Alliance with a total of $3.1 million, including $599,000 that the Wuhan Institute of Virology used in part to identify and alter bat coronaviruses likely to infect humans,” the report said.
Fauci has long argued that the NIH was not involved in funding “gain-of-function” research — the type of research that transforms viruses into potentially deadly pandemics with disastrous consequences.
If one thing’s for certain, it’s that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and others who have hammered Fauci on the issue, will likely be scouring the new documents to further make a case against him. Only time will tell, but it appears as if Fauci could be in for a world of trouble soon.