Even amid near conclusive evidence that the COVID-19 virus leaked from a U.S.-funded lab in Wuhan, China, the Biden administration still supports the risky practice of gain-of-function research.
The highly controversial research involves making pathogens and viruses more lethal and virulent in a laboratory, purportedly to study them.
When asked whether Joe Biden considers gain-of-function research to be “prudent,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told RealClearPolitics on Monday that he does.
“He believes that it’s important to help prevent future pandemics, which means he understands that there has to be legitimate scientific research into the sources or potential sources of pandemics so that we understand it so that we can prevent them and we prevent them from happening obviously,” Kirby replied, adding that the president believed gain-of-function research “must be done in a safe and secure manner and as transparent as possible to the rest of the world.”
Summing up, Kirby told RCP, “I think that’s a fancy way of saying ‘yes.’”
While the U.S. Energy Department and FBI have reportedly concluded that the COVID pandemic most likely sprung from a laboratory leak, the Biden White House still maintains that the entire U.S. intelligence community has not yet reached a “consensus” on the matter.
When asked if the president has broached the issue with the Chinese government, Kirby claimed the administration has regularly called on Beijing to be more transparent. Kirby also told RCP that Biden called for additional cooperation on the matter “when he met with President Xi in Bali just a couple of months ago.” However, a White House readout of that meeting did not include any mention of the origins of COVID, the New York Post reported at the time.
The Obama administration halted taxpayer funding for such research in 2014, but three years later, during the Trump administration, the National Institute of Health lifted quietly lifted the moratorium.
Dr. Li-Meng YAN, a whistleblower who worked in a Chinese Bio Safety Level 3 lab with COVID-19, has been saying since early 2020 that the virus came from the Wuhan Lab. In September of 2020, Dr. Yan told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that the Chinese government intentionally manufactured and released the virus, which led to worldwide shutdowns and deaths. The left-wing factcheck site Politifact at the time called Yan’s claims a “debunked conspiracy theory,” and rated it a “Pants on Fire” lie.
Appearing on Tucker Carlson Tonight again on Monday, Dr. Yan explained that the release of the virus was purposeful because it’s impossible to cause a global pandemic through an accidental lab leak. She said there needs to be an investigation into the reason why the Chinese Communist Party released the coronavirus in Wuhan.
Chinese whistleblower @DrLiMengYAN1 told @TuckerCarlson Tonight that COVID was intentionally released by China to kill millions of people. WATCH. pic.twitter.com/ycROKuUcXJ
— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) February 28, 2023
Former President Donald Trump was skewered in the media in 2020 for correctly stating that the virus came from the Wuhan Lab.
Trump correctly said that COVID came from a Wuhan lab and was annihilated by the ‘experts’ and the media.
We were right about everything.pic.twitter.com/jEoSAIxwN1
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) February 27, 2023
For the past three years, most corporate media outlets shot down the idea of a lab leak as a debunked conspiracy theory.
‘So Much for a Conspiracy Theory’: Fox News Plays a Montage of Media Dismissing the Covid Lab Leak as Conspiracy pic.twitter.com/QEOYBoRisr
— Alexandra Datig | Front Page Index 🇺🇸 (@alexdatig) February 28, 2023
EcoHealth Alliance, a U.S. National Institutes of Health grantee, passed taxpayer funds to the CCP-controlled Wuhan Institute of Virology to conduct gain of function research on bat coronaviruses – research that may have started the pandemic.
EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak reportedly worked closely with Wuhan lab “bat lady” Shi Zhengli.
The United States government agency was still doling out millions of taxpayer dollars to the EcoHealth Alliance as late as October of 2021, long after it became known that the Daszak-led operation had funneled federal grant money to the Wuhan Lab. The Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a $4.67 million five-year grant to EcoHealth Alliance in late 2021.
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has repeatedly clashed with Dr. Anthony Fauci, formerly the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), over federal government’s funding of gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Lab.
Fauci repeatedly denied the accusation, stating categorically in May of 2021 that NIH “has not ever and does not now fund gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci funded gain-of-function research at the Wuhan lab, lied to Congress about it, and now both the FBI & the Department of Energy have concluded that the coronavirus originated at the Wuhan lab.
Does that mean Dr. Anthony Fauci funded the development of COVID-19? pic.twitter.com/ToCQKR91zz
— kanekoa.substack.com (@KanekoaTheGreat) February 26, 2023
In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity Monday night, Paul said that Fauci had to “go outside of the boundaries of the normal process” to support the dangerous research at the Wuhan Lab. “There’s a committee that’s supposed to supposed to review these dangerous viruses and see if the experiments are too risky and shouldn’t happen,” he explained. “This didn’t occur in the Wuhan experiments. Paul explained that Fauci was one of the few people in government who could issue a waiver to avoid oversight.
He said the American people no longer trust our public health system after being told “idiotic” and moronic” things that are “obviously not true.”
“This is what the CDC told us about COVID: If your fifteen-year-old has had COVID, they still want him to be vaccinated,” Paul told Hannity. “Let’s say he gets myocarditis—chest pains—goes to the hospital and has a heart ailment from the vaccine. Do you know what the CDC tells you? As soon as he’s better, he should get another vaccine,” the Senator exclaimed.
No parent with any lick of common sense would allow their kid to be vaccinated after they’ve already had COVID and had myocarditis from the vaccine—but the CDC’s recommendation is your kid should get a second vaccine as soon as their heart is better. The vaccine caused his heart inflammation, and the CDC tells you this. This is why nobody trusts the CDC because no mom with any kind of common sense would ever subject their kid to another vaccination after they had a heart inflammation from the first one.
This is how idiotic these people are and how moronic. They have destroyed trust. They are the ones who have destroyed trust in vaccines and everything else because they’re really telling you stuff that is obviously not true and you shouldn’t take their advice.
Rand Paul deserves a medal. pic.twitter.com/lzvVTLUFYK
— TexasLindsay™ (@TexasLindsay_) February 28, 2023
Paul told RCP: “If we have learned anything from this pandemic, it’s that risky virus-enhancing research – like the type conducted in Wuhan that was funded by the U.S. government – needs more oversight and regulation.”
Paul added that “worldwide approximately 15 million people died – the memory of their deaths demands that we have more scrutiny of this dangerous research.”
Two Leading Virologists Appear to Have Been Bought off to Shut Up About Lab Leak Theory, Dr. Marty Makary, a New York Times bestselling author and health care expert at Johns Hopkins University, suggested that two leading virologists were bought off after initially telling Dr. Anthony Fauci during his emergency call in January of 2020 that the virus likely from the lab.
“Both scientists changed their tunes days later in the media,” and both scientists subsequently received $9 million in funding from the NIH, he said.
Makary said the lab leak “theory” is pretty much settled science at this point.
“It’s a no-brainer that it came from the lab,” he said. “At this point, it’s impossible to acquire any more information, and if you did, it would only be affirmative.”
Two Leading Virologists Appear to Have Been Bought off to Shut Up About Lab Leak Theory
Dr. @MartyMakary: "Two leading virologists … told Dr. Fauci on his emergency call in January of 2020 when he was scrambling soon after learning that the NIH was funding the lab. They both… https://t.co/fooMrx8hIP pic.twitter.com/DWARN9dIJN
— The Vigilant Fox 🦊 (@VigilantFox) February 28, 2023
During an interview on Fox News’ Special Report, FBI Director Christopher Wray said that the Bureau has “known for quite some time “now that the the origin of the pandemic “was most likely a potential lab incident in Wuhan.”
BREAKING: FBI Director says the FBI has known for sometime that Covid was likely the result of a lab incident. pic.twitter.com/mGiknDS3FI
— TexasLindsay™ (@TexasLindsay_) February 28, 2023