(PatriotWise.com)- In a startling new discovery, the website for a Wuhan lab has apparently scrubbed references to Dr. Anthony Fauci’s NIAID in listing its supporting research partners.
Dr. Fauci has recently downplayed the role he and the federal government played in supporting the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a lab that has come under intense scrutiny as a potential source of the COVID-19 virus.
As recently as March 21, archived versions of the Wuhan lab’s website list six US partners including University of Alabama, University of North Texas, EcoHealth Alliance, Harvard University, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Wildlife Federation. The next day, the list was shorted to only two partners: EcoHealth Alliance and University of Alabama. By the third day, March 23, only EcoHealth remained.
That remaining group, EcoHealth Alliance, is run by Dr. Peter Daszak, a regular collaborator with the Chinese Communist Party whom some claim has a longstanding working relationship with Dr. Fauci.
Another deleted article on the website describes the nature of the work done at the Wuhan lab, saying that researchers are, “generating and characterizing a chimeric virus,” and that the modifications cause the viruses to replicate “equivalent to epidemic strains of SARS-CoV.” The article goes on to say that the researchers successfully “re-derived an infectious full-length SHC014 recombinant virus and demonstrate robust viral replication both in vitro and in vivo.”
Senator Rand Paul made news last week when he challenged Fauci over his department’s connection to that lab and the possibility that taxpayer dollars contributed to the development of the deadly virus.
Senator Paul specifically questioned Fauci over gain-of-function research done by a NIAID grantee, UNC researcher Dr. Ralph Baric. Fauci denied that Dr. Baric was conducting gain-of-function research, despite UNC being listed on the Wuhan lab’s website. The posts listing UNC as a research partner have since also been deleted.
The now-missing posts describe various studies that bear all the telltale signs of gain-of-function research, however Dr. Fauci maintained in his testimony during the Senate Health committee hearing that the “NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”