A NIH letter released yesterday created a Twitter firestorm that includes plenty of calls for Anthony Fauci’s head. In the letter, the NIH admits it did in fact fund research via the EcoHealth Alliance to do Gain of Function research on bat viruses. The NIH letter went to great lengths to emphasize that the GOF research was NOT for the specific coronavirus COVID-19, but for research separate and apart from SARS CoV2. But the mere fact that it was for Gain of Function lends credence to the allegations that Fauci provided funding to EcoAlliance and the Wuhan Institute of Virology that may have led to the SARS CoV2 outbreak that has killed more than 700,000 Americans and millions worldwide.
Fauci denied any GOF funding when he testified before Congress recently. It is a federal offense to lie under oath when testifying before Congress. In a separate development, independent journalism publication The Intercept is reporting a parallel allegation of Gain of Function impropriety relating to another mysterious virus, MERS.
This is a powder keg news story. It will be both interesting and instructive to see if mainstream media reports on this or what spin their narrative takes.