For at least a year now, liberals have consistently called Dr. Anthony Fauci a paragon of virtue. However, there have been recent developments that have come out that have many Americans concerned over the influence that he holds over government officials and their policies regarding coronavirus.
According to BizPacReview:
“Republican Representative Scott Perry of Pennsylvania stated that he was ‘very concerned’ that one of the federal infectious disease research organizations led by Dr. Anthony Fauci had bypassed federal control regarding a grant that had funded a lab in Wuhan, China that was working to genetically modify these bat-based coronaviruses.”
“Infectious disease experts are claiming that the National Institutes of Allergies and Infectious Diseases’ (NIAID) grant, which was situated with the non-profit group the EcoHealth Alliance, involved a transfer of $600,000 to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). The scientists were attempting to gain some traction on researching these and other SARS-like viruses.”
Where things can get murky here would be in evaluating whether the grant could possibly have been subjected to an independent review by the Department of Health and Human Services. If that were the case, a panel would have evaluated it independently, and they would have either recommended additional security measures for leak prevention, or they would have even completely denied the grant.
Richard H. Ebright is one of the professors of chemical biology at Rutgers University, and he has previously spoken about NIAID’s ability to sidestep some of the various frameworks that are normally in place. He simply called it a “systemic problem.”
Ebright believes that the officials in the director’s office at NIAID have “systematically thwarted – indeed systematically nullified – the HHS P3CO Frameworks because they declined to forward or flag any of the proposals for review.”
Of course, if you are expecting Dr. Fauci to be held accountable for this misstep, you’d better think again. An NIH spokesperson is already doing damage control for Dr. Fauci. They are claiming that there is a loophole for skipping the review process where they can simply claim it didn’t meet the definition for a “gain-of-function” research action.
Either way, Representative Perry has announced that he will call on Dr. Fauci to testify before the House Foreign Affairs Committee to testify about why he and his team decided not to flag this EcoHealth grant for review.
“We’re so cavalier about this,” the representative said. “We could literally drive a truck through what is considered gain-of-function research and what isn’t. This shouldn’t be done without any kind of scrutiny.”
“We can’t force this testimony in the minority,” he concluded.
What do you think about this obvious lack of leadership by Dr. Fauci? Your comments are appreciated!