Dr. Anthony Fauci is caught red-handed yet again! The Fraud of a Doctor supported and edited a research paper from the same organization that conducted research on infected bats with the Wuhan Institute of Virology. He did this while simultaneously downplaying concerns that COVID-19 may have leaked from the same Chinese lab.
The scientific journal PNAS shows Fauci was assigned to edit the paper, which detailed efforts to collect the Nipah virus from wild bats in Bangladesh, in January 2020.
The paper was funded by grants from the Fauci-helmed National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). It was also authored by members of the EcoHealth Alliance, including the group’s president, Peter Daszak who is a personal friend of Fauci.
Just before the pandemic began, Daszak and the Alliance with Fauci’s help funneled $600,000 in taxpayer funds to the Wuhan Institute of Virology. This was all to fund risky experiments on bat coronaviruses.
Fauci’s involvement in the paper ran “concurrent with the campaigns organized by Fauci and Daszak to push the false narrative that science shows SARS-CoV2 entered humans through natural spillover,” claimed Rutgers University professor of chemical biology Richard Ebright.
At the same time that Fauci edited the EcoHealth paper, he also vigorously attacked anyone who supported the hypothesis that the group’s taxpayer-funded work with the Wuhan lab could have been connected to the COVID-19 outbreak. Emails from scientific colleagues show that experts warned Fauci to take the theory seriously. Daszak thanked Fauci in an April 2020 email for his efforts to dispel the “myths” surrounding EcoHealth and the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Fauci approved the EcoHealth paper for publication in September 2020.
The National Institutes of Health accused EcoHealth in October 2021 of failing to properly report that its lab-made coronaviruses. The Viruses in Wuhan exhibited a viral load over 10,000 times higher than those found in humanized mice cells.
According to Ebright, Fauci’s involvement with the research was a serious conflict of interest.
“Fauci should not have agreed to serve as handling editor for the paper,” Ebright said. “Especially not in January 2020, at the start of a pandemic possibly caused by reckless research funded by Fauci’s institute and conducted by authors of the paper.”
Even after EcoHealth’s compliance failures were exposed, Fauci’s NIAID approved a new $653,000 grant to the group. This was to fund its virus-hunting efforts in southeast Asia. The move prompted Sen. Joni Ernst (R., Iowa) to introduce a bill to ban taxpayer funding of the group.
“Taxpayers deserve answers about why Dr. Fauci continues to show favoritism for an organization that has violated federal laws, refuses to turn over documents vital to understanding the possible origins of COVID-19, and demonstrated a reckless disregard for safety,” Ernst said. “Dr. Fauci defends the decision to continue funding the group by claiming he had to ‘be fair.’ Between giving grants and editorial advice, it seems Dr. Fauci has been more than fair to EcoHealth, and it’s time to be fair to taxpayers!”