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  • NIH official finally admits taxpayers funded gain-of-function research in Wuhan — after years of denials

    05/16/2024 5:01:31 PM PDT · by RandFan · 57 replies
    NY POST ^ | May 16 | Josh Christenson
    At long last, National Institutes of Health (NIH) principal deputy director Lawrence Tabak admitted to Congress Thursday that US taxpayers funded gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China in the months and years before the COVID-19 pandemic. “Dr. Tabak,” asked Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.) of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, “did NIH fund gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology through [Manhattan-based nonprofit] EcoHealth [Alliance]?” “It depends on your definition of gain-of-function research,” Tabak answered. “If you’re speaking about the generic term, yes, we did.”
  • Breaking: Dr Peter Daszak's EcoHealth Alliance has been officially Defunded by the U.S. government

    05/15/2024 12:03:09 PM PDT · by RandFan · 45 replies
    X Article ^ | May 15 | @HannahDCox
    "Today, based on evidence uncovered in @COVIDSelect's recent report, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services commenced formal debarment proceedings against EcoHealth Alliance. EcoHealth will now face an immediate, government-wide suspension of taxpayer funds — including a hold on all active grants," read a tweet issued by the Subcommittee on May 15. Senator @RandPaul (R, KY), who has been the most ardent member of Congress demanding answers for the pandemic since its outbreak, celebrated the news with a tweet of his own. Paul wrote, "Finally, the Biden Admin. agrees to ban Peter Daszak and EcoHealth Alliance, who financed the...
  • Bird Flu Engineered to Infect Humans Could Be Lab-Produced ‘in Months,’ Former CDC Director Says

    05/11/2024 8:43:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/11/2024 | Ben Bartee
    Bioengineered bird flu souped up via gain-of-function lab work could be developed in a shockingly short period of time, former CDC Director Robert Redfield told News Nation recently: I think it puts our world at great risk. We have the risk of natural spillover, but there is a species barrier. I’m obviously most worried about bird flu. Right now, it takes five amino acid change for it to be effectively infecting humans. That’s a pretty heavy species barrier but this virus is already now in 26 mammal species, as you saw most recently in cattle. But in the laboratory, I...
  • FBI found it ‘alarming’ that Fauci-funded virus research at Wuhan lab would leave no trace of ‘human manipulation’

    04/19/2024 6:56:29 PM PDT · by T.B. Yoits · 63 replies
    New York Post ^ | 4/19/2024 | Victor Nava
    The FBI was tipped off in April 2020 to gain-of-function virus research in China, funded by the agency formerly headed by Dr. Anthony Fauci, that “would leave no signature of purposeful human manipulation,” emails from agents at the bureau show. “These smoking gun documents showed the FBI quickly understood that Fauci’s agency funded the gain-of-function research that could disguise the resulting coronavirus as ‘natural,’” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. In an email exchange from April 23, 2020, with the subject line “Follow up call,” a person whose name is redacted passes along details and analysis to...
  • Human cases of bird flu ‘an enormous concern’: WHO

    04/18/2024 2:52:15 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 24 replies
    Insider Paper ^ | 4-18-24 | AFP via Insider Paper
    The World Health Organization voiced alarm Thursday at the growing spread of H5N1 bird flu to new species, including humans, who face an “extraordinarily high” mortality rate. “This remains I think an enormous concern,” the UN health agency’s chief scientist Jeremy Farrar told reporters in Geneva. The current bird flu outbreak began in 2020 and has led to the deaths of tens of millions of poultry, with wild birds also infected as well as land and marine mammals. Cows and goats joined the list last month — a surprising development for experts because they were not thought susceptible to this...
  • Fauci, Collins Pressured a Group of Scientists To Abandon Paper On COVID Origins And Potential Wuhan Lab Leak

    01/13/2022 10:16:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/13/2022 | Jordan Boyd
    Dr. Anthony Fauci and then-National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins reportedly pressured a group of scientists to abandon a paper they were authoring on the origins of COVID-19 and the possibility that COVID-19 was “genetically manipulated” and could have leaked from the Wuhan Insitute of Virology (WIV). “Neither Drs. Fauci or Collins edited our Proximal Origins paper in any way. The major feedback we got from the Feb 1 teleconference was: 1. Don’t try to write a paper at all — it’s unnecessary or 2. If you do write it don’t mention a lab origin as that will just...
  • Dr. Joseph Mercola advises on what you can do if weaponised bird flu is released

    04/10/2024 12:17:51 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 20 replies
    expose-news.com ^ | April 10, 2024 | Rhoda Wilson
    ransomnote: The Deep State is working to 'cancel' The Expose financially, so I recommend that those interested download or print this article as the website may ultimately be removed, sooner rather than later.Historical concerns about the lethality of bird flu to humans have consistently proven unfounded, with no recorded deaths in the US from such outbreaks, despite significant government spending and public warnings in the past.Recent discussions around “global biosecurity” and the potential for disease outbreaks to foster a totalitarian world government have intensified. A weaponised bird flu could be the next major threat.Recent cases of bird flu affecting various...
  • Covid DID come from Wuhan lab, says new analysis of patients, records and virus' makeup: '70% chance'

    03/17/2024 12:11:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 March 2024 | Alexa Lardieri
    After being denounced as a conspiracy for years, the Covid lab leak hypothesis is now considered the most likely origin of the virus... Researchers from Australia and Arizona used a risk analysis tool- which they described as the most comprehensive yet - to determine the chances the SARS-CoV-2 virus was of 'unnatural' or 'natural' origin. The team compared the characteristics of the virus and the pandemic to 11 criteria that analyzed things like the rarity of a virus, the timing of a pandemic, the population infected, the spread of a virus and the unexpected symptoms of a virus. Based on...
  • Scientist Claims ‘Smoking Gun’ Evidence COVID-19 Intentionally Created by Researchers in Chinese Lab

    02/29/2024 12:51:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 29, 2024 | Ronny Reyes
    COVID-19 may have been created in a Chinese lab, a British professor told the UN Wednesday, with another expert claiming that evidence of the likelihood has reached “the level of a smoking gun.” Richard H. Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University, was quoted saying in a new Wall Street Journal article that the virus that killed millions around the world may actually have been manmade in China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology. He cited evidence found in a 2018 document from the lab that talked of making such a virus. “[The document] elevates the evidence provided by the genome sequence...
  • China's Infiltrators: 'They Are Coming Here to Kill Us'

    02/22/2024 9:12:47 AM PST · by george76 · 47 replies
    Gatestone Institute. ^ | February 13, 2024 | Gordon G. Chang
    China's Communist Party is at this moment putting in place the infrastructure in America to attack America. [I]n Reedley, California, near Fresno, authorities found a secret Chinese biological weapons lab with at least 20 pathogens, including the one for Ebola, and almost a thousand mice that had been genetically engineered to spread disease. Chinese agents, in addition to hobbling Americans with disease and gunning them down, could bomb power stations, attack military bases, start wildfires, poison reservoirs, or create terror in dozens of ways. These tactics come straight out of Unrestricted Warfare, a 1999 book written by two Chinese air...
  • Scientists Fear 100% Fatal ‘Zombie Deer Disease’ Will Mutate to Infect Humans: ‘There Are no Contingency Plans’

    02/21/2024 3:10:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 134 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 20, 2024 | Andrew Court
    Scientists are sounding the alarm over the spread of “zombie deer disease” amid fears it may evolve to infect humans. Late last year, experts confirmed Yellowstone National Park’s first case of the infection — officially known as chronic wasting disease — after a deer carcass found in the Wyoming area of the park tested positive for the highly contagious disease. Now, cases have been reported in deer, elk and moose in 33 states across the US, as well as in Canada, Norway and South Korea. The disease “damages portions of the brain and typically causes progressive loss of body condition,...
  • REVEALED: US is collaborating with Chinese scientists to make bird flu strains more infectious and deadly as part of $1m project - despite fears similar tests unleashed Covid

    02/15/2024 11:18:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/15/24 | Alexa Lardieri
    The US government is spending $1million of American taxpayer money to fund gain-of-function experiments on dangerous bird flu viruses in collaboration with Chinese scientists. The research involves infecting ducks and geese with different strains to make them more transmissible and infectious, and study the viruses' potential to 'jump into mammalian hosts,' according to the research documents. It is being funded through the US Department of Agriculture and will take place at sites in Georgia, Beijing and Edinburgh in Scotland. It comes despite such research being restricted in 2022 and growing concerns that dubious Chinese research may have started the Covid...
  • First-of-its-kind study reveals Covid wreaks havoc on women's sex lives for months after infection First-of-its-kind study reveals Covid wreaks havoc on women's sex lives for months after infection

    02/13/2024 9:06:21 PM PST · by algore · 44 replies
    Women who've had a Covid-19 infection have less desire, arousal, satisfaction, and fewer orgasms compared to those who've never been infected, a first-of-its-kind study suggests. Researchers in three states compared the sexual function of more than 1,300 women who either never had Covid, had been infected with the virus, or suffered from long Covid - those who contracted the infection at least three months before the study. They also measured the participants' levels of depression, anxiety, and stress. The team found that women who had never had Covid had 'significantly higher' levels of desire, arousal, lubrication, and satisfaction than the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: America's frightening new bat lab: $12m taxpayer-funded NIH research facility in Colorado will import bats from Asia and infect them with deadly diseases - in project with China-linked scientists

    01/23/2024 8:46:38 AM PST · by cuz1961 · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | updated 20:40 10 Nov 2023
    Sen Joni Ernst, a Republican from Iowa, told DailyMail.com: 'We cannot allow any batty experiments of pandemic potential to be unleashed on our own shores. 'Americans have suffered enough from Fauci-funded risky research, which is why I am working to defund EcoHealth that funneled taxpayer dollars to the Chinese state-run Wuhan Lab. 'The world cannot afford another lab leak, especially one on U.S. soil or near our military bases.' The facility will be built on the CSU's Foothill Campus campus in Fort Collins, which is around 60miles north of Denver and has a population of around 168,000.
  • Chinese Virologist Submitted Genetic Sequence for the Coronavirus in December 2019

    01/18/2024 8:58:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/18/2024 | John Sexton
    This is an interesting find though it’s not clear how significant it is yet. A Chinese virologist submitted a complete genetic sequence for the coronavirus to a US database two weeks before China turned over a nearly identical sequence to the world. At the time, no one recognized the significance of the submission and it was deleted because some technical information was not included in the submission.The sequence was submitted by Dr. Lili Ren, an accomplished virologist at the Institute of Pathogen Biology of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing, China, which has ties to the Chinese Communist Party...
  • URGENT: A new Chinese paper shows (again) why gain-of-function research on risky viruses should be banned as a crime against humanity

    01/16/2024 4:45:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Unreported Truths ^ | 01/16/2024 | Alex Berenson
    We don’t let medicinal chemists insist they can make designer opioids.We don’t let nuclear engineers tell us they get to play with plutonium in private labs.So why have we let virologists hijack the debate over whether they should be allowed to make risky viruses - especially respiratory viruses like the flu - even deadlier?Over four years after Sars-Cov-2 escaped from a Chinese laboratory and killed millions of people, we are hardly closer to restricting, much less banning, the insane research tricks known as “gain-of-function.” Effectively, this work makes viruses and bacteria more dangerous - either more transmissible, more virulent, or...
  • China experimenting with 100% deadly new Covid strain: Report

    01/16/2024 7:34:34 AM PST · by packagingguy · 80 replies
    Firstpost ^ | January 15, 2024 | FP STAFF
    The mice, when infected with GX_P2V, displayed severe symptoms, including rapid weight loss within five days after being infected, sluggishness, and their eyes went white. All four mice subjected to the virus died within eight days of infection, revealing a rapid and fatal progression of the disease. Through the research, it was also found that the virus had spread to the brain, eyes and lungs. Also, the virus had actually increased in the brain over the last two days of life... The scientists conducting the experiments were surprised at the intensity of the virus’s impact on the mice. The virus...
  • Dr. Fauci Testifies About COVID [semi-satire]

    01/13/2024 11:23:59 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 January 2024 | John Semmens
    In testimony before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic this week Dr. Anthony Fauci dazzled the committee members with his arrogance and dissimulation. In response to a question by committee chairman Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) about the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)--a government agency that Fauci directed from 1984 to 2022--issuing grants for "gain-of-function" (i.e., how to make viruses more deadly) research on COVID, Fauci replied "I signed off on every foreign and domestic NIAID grant without reviewing any of the proposals. So, I have no specific knowledge concerning what type of research was funded."...
  • Fauci met with Wuhan gain-of-function scientist in '17, admits lab leak not a conspiracy [video at link]

    01/11/2024 10:27:16 PM PST · by grundle · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 10, 2024
    Fauci met with Wuhan gain-of-function scientist in '17, admits lab leak not a conspiracy
  • House Republicans Grilling Anthony Fauci in Closed-Door Session on Pandemic-Era Failures

    01/08/2024 11:07:19 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/08/2023 | HANNAH BLEAU KNUDSEN
    House Republicans on the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic are questioning Dr. Anthony Fauci on Monday and Tuesday in closed-door sessions; the focus, according to committee chairman Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), is “pandemic-era” failures. Members of the committee are expected to question Fauci about many failures surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, including Fauci’s participation in casting doubt on the theory that the coronavirus came from a lab leak: