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US Grant to Wuhan Lab on Bat-Based
Coronaviruses Didn’t Get Review, NIH Says

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Posted By: Judy W., 4/6/2021 7:47:27 AM

An oversight board created to scrutinize research that would enhance highly dangerous pathogens did not review a National Institutes of Health grant that funded a lab in Wuhan, China, to genetically modify bat-based coronaviruses. Experts say the NIH grant describes scientists as conducting gain-of-function research, a risky area of study that, in this case, made SARS-like viruses even more contagious. Federal funding for gain-of-function research was suspended temporarily in 2014 due to widespread scientific concerns it risked leaking supercharged viruses into the human population. Federal funding for gain-of-function research was resumed in late 2017 after the Potential Pandemic Pathogens Control and Oversight Framework was formed within the U.S. Department of


This is just reeking of payoffs and cronyism. It's a sign of the depth of corruption that Fauci still has a job. I am very disappointed that Trump didn't fire him when he had the chance. Meanwhile, maybe some people who lost relatives to covid could sue Fauci.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 4/6/2021 7:59:20 AM (No. 746023)
US Grant? What about RE Lee? But seriously, 2014, 2017, we all know who was running down the country at that time. More proof that bad things happen when DemocRats have power.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: IowaDad 4/6/2021 8:23:09 AM (No. 746047)
Get real! Most new viruses (imfluenza etc) originate in China, where there is close farm contact between humans pigs and chicken. The Wuhan lab is the world's best virology lab investigating coronaviruses in bats. There is no evidence it ever engaged in a dangerous program of gain-of-function research. Here is a published paper from 2013, warning that "bat coronaviruses remain a substantial global threat to public health".
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Reply 3 - Posted by: MickTurn 4/6/2021 8:27:54 AM (No. 746056)
Of course not, Dr. Fakie wanted to be smarter than everyone else...and he failed at that and everything else he does!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bluefindad 4/6/2021 8:43:12 AM (No. 746075)
If not for the purpose of biological warfare, what is the purpose of gain-of-function research? Those who claim it is for the common good - to develop methods to contain the contagion and save humanity are deeply mired in a Frankenstein complex. Finally, those who believe that this virus - highly contagious to humans, suddenly sprang from human-bat contact inside the sparsely-populated nation of China have probably been ingesting questionable substances.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: AmericaYes 4/6/2021 8:50:46 AM (No. 746090)
This has the stink of a Chinese payoff to Fauci. An honest DOJ would investigate. A Biden DOJ will cover it up
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Reply 6 - Posted by: felixcat 4/6/2021 8:53:56 AM (No. 746095)
Are any of us surprised? I think it was here at Lucianne that someone posted recently an article from the Sun or one of the other UK papers about how research scientists aka Dr. Frankensteins were contracting out, so to speak, research to the Wuhan lab and others in China because European Union rules prohibited certain "research" from being conducted and the CCP labs - anything goes for a price. "Research" such as severing and then re-attacing a rhesus monkey's head, primate/human embryos breeding, etc. ad nauseum.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Clinger 4/6/2021 9:20:22 AM (No. 746116)
It's hard enough to believe in coincidences. But when they come in pairs it's even harder. Trump was a shoe in for a second term and out of nowhere a pandemic swoops in and saves the day. But wait there's more. Add to that the virus came from a lab with which the US has been intimately involved. And I'm supposed to be ashamed of my belief that our own people conspiring with their fellow communist Red Chinese did this deliberately?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 4/6/2021 9:43:30 AM (No. 746173)
Dr. Fauci is at the center of the Covid-19 disaster, again. It seems that the good (sarc.) Doctor, can't run the NIH. So what can he do? Run to a TV microphone and spew science worthy of Dr. Irwin Korey. China Joe relies upon Anthony Fauci for his scientific expertise. We are doomed.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: red1066 4/6/2021 10:07:39 AM (No. 746203)
Fauci was behind funding this even after funding was canceled. He's been trying to cover his own arse ever since.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Nimby 4/6/2021 10:20:51 AM (No. 746219)
Can all US researchers get funded without a peer review?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney 4/6/2021 11:07:47 AM (No. 746279)
An oversight board that only reviews things the persons being oversighted sends over. Really impressive group of people on the oversight board.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: lftrn97 4/6/2021 11:18:08 AM (No. 746293)
So #2, you don't believe the oversight organ of the NIH should have overseen the work of this grant? Nah, that would be unwoke!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: TLCary 4/6/2021 11:21:30 AM (No. 746299)
“ We have met the enemy and he is us “
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Reply 14 - Posted by: DVC 4/6/2021 11:33:42 AM (No. 746317)
Dr. Fraud was funding Chinese Communist Party bioweapons research. Unreal. I had DTRA shut down a research project that I was running in a former soviet state to develop bioweapon detection equipment for the US military because they didn't want any research that could even remotely relate to bioweapons in foreign labs. They got my funding pulled after several years of effort putting together a project to benefit the US, have protection against a bioweapon attack. How did DTRA not shut this damned stuff down? DTRA is the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and they spend a good bit of money overseas helping to avoid other countries working on bioweapon (and other potentially military) research and encouraging them with $$$ to work on helpful, civilian research.
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