(PatriotWise.com)- Republican Senator for Kentucky Rand Paul said this week that it’s time for Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), to testify under oath whether or not money was granted by his organization to the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.
It follows a back-and-forth between the senator and the public health official this month, during which Dr. Fauci insisted that Senator Paul was wrong to suggest that NIAID money was used for gain of function research at the laboratory.
Speaking to Fox News, Senator Paul said that the bottom line is that Dr. Fauci cannot investigate himself. He alleged that Fauci was responsible for handing the money over to China and therefore has an incentive to stop people from knowing what money was sent to China and if it was used for research that may have ultimately unleashed the COVID-19 virus on the world.
Paul told a House Appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday that some $600,000 was sent from the National Institutes of Health to the Wuhan Institute of Virology over a period of five years. The funding, he said, was to be spent on studying bat coronaviruses and determining whether it was possible for the viruses to be transmitted to humans.
And if that money was ultimately spent on potentially unleashing that very virus onto the world…then it would be a huge problem for Dr. Fauci and his institute.
The money was reportedly sent to Wuhan via the EcoHealth Alliance, a non-profit organization that reportedly collaborates with China. Fauci claimed, however, that the collaboration was “Modest” and that the money wasn’t being used for gain of function research.
On Wednesday, Senator Paul also warned that the SARS virus, which is some 15 times more deadly than COVID-19, was being experimented on in the Wuhan laboratory. Which sounds…absolutely terrifying.
If the SARS virus were to escape the lab, Paul warned that some 50 million people could be killed.