According to a new report from Fox’s The Next Revolution With Steve Hilton, Dr. Anthony Fauci continued gain of function research following an Obama administration ban, ultimately funding a China-based study that “unlocked a highly specific doorway into the human body” – the same pathway used by COVID-19.
The January 24th report describes how in 2011 Fauci argued that “important information and insight can come from generating a potentially dangerous virus in the laboratory” in a Washington Post article:
His institute funded that first ferret study. At the time he co-wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post describing the research as a “risk worth taking”: “important information and insight can come from generating a potentially dangerous virus in the laboratory.” And shortly before the Obama Administration’s ban on gain of function research in 2014, Dr. Fauci commissioned this: it was a project to assess the risk of new Coronaviruses emerging from wild animals like bats. One of its stated aims was to see what viruses can infect animals and humans.
What’s more, Dr. Fauci doled out millions of dollars worth of National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants to the dangerous type of research to Dr. Peter Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance, which conducted the studies in tandem with the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
When Hilton’s team reached out for comment, the paper was “taken off-line”:
We can see the specific activity that Dr. Fauci funded, and it is terrifying. So terrifying in fact that after we reached out to NIH and Peter Dazak’s group for comment, this paper was materially taken off-line on Friday for a while. But we downloaded it weeks ago.
“They then built various chimeras: genetically engineered new viruses, man-made in the lab. They infected human cells with them in the lab. And then they then showed that their man-made viruses could replicate as a functional virus. Here is the most important part: the genetic changes they made in the lab unlocked a highly specific doorway into the human body. The virus that causes Covid-19 uses that same exact doorway,” Hilton adds.