Shalanda Young, who presently serves as the Budget Chief for the Biden administration, has refused to definitively state whether or not Biden will continue funding gain of function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.
These comments on the heels of increasing evidence that COVID-19 originated from the Wuhan laboratory, and COVID-19 is the exact type of virus that would be produced through “gain of function” research.
The term “gain of function” refers to any field related to medical research that involves conducting alterations on either organisms or diseases. This alteration can lead to the increased risk of pathogenesis, as well as a higher rate of transmission.
The Acting OMB Director refused to say that President Biden’s budget would NOT fund the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
YOUR tax dollars should not be used to fund the Chinese lab where COVID-19 possibly originated from. pic.twitter.com/N8yJkGyuTO
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) June 9, 2021
Young’s remarks coincide with increasing evidence that reveals numerous Chinese scientists engaged in the manipulation of bat coronaviruses, and these alterations enable viruses to enhance their ability to infect humans. Consequently, viruses such as COVID-19 can spread more easily from individual to individual.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a Pentagon sub-agency, and Dr. Anthony Fauci were also recently exposed for providing funding to the Wuhan laboratory for the gain of function research. This support comes in spite of the grave risks such research poses. Moreover, Fauci previously denied that any American taxpayer funds were allocated to supporting this research, or at least denied his awareness of this occurrence.
However, Sky News Australia presented a slightly different take of Fauci’s awareness.
Alan Jones, who serves as a host of Sky News Australia, remarked that the National Institute of Allergy and Infection Diseases, which Fauci heads, provided $600,000 worth of funding directly to the Wuhan Institute of Virology. These funds arrived in spite of the fact that they would involve “a gain of function research that is creating more dangerous pathogens,” Jones added.
Various House Republican representatives have noted that the comments made by the Budget Chief are indicative of the likelihood that taxpayer funds will continue to be directed towards the Wuhan Institute, despite the fact that mounting evidence strongly suggests the same laboratory is at the center of the origins for the present global pandemic.
If Dr. Fauci and his team know that taxpayer $$$ is going to the Chinese government, what steps did he and they take to oversee how that money was used? Well, that’s exactly what I asked in my March 8, 2021, letter to HHS. They failed to answer what, if any, oversight was done
— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) June 9, 2021