An exchange between Republican Senator Rand Paul and chief medical advisor to the American President Dr. Anthony Fauci (top) at a US Senate health committee hearing
The pair clashed over whether funding from the National Institutes of Health was used for “gain-of-function” research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
The institute, located just miles from the market where the first COVID-19 outbreak was detected, previously received funding from Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Questions remain about the origins of the coronavirus and the ‘lab leak hypothesis’ – that the virus resulted from experiments in the Wuhan lab that ‘accidentally spilled over’.
I have the data that shows Fauci and NIAID did pay for gain-of-function research and the papers to show it. https://t.co/OVb4CVIK9M
— Dr Richard M Fleming (@Doctor_I_am_The) May 11, 2021