Two years ago, the 2019 Military World Games were hosted in Wuhan, China, and it has since been determined that these games comprised the world’s first major super-spreader event of COVID-19.
Rumors have long swirled around the role that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) played in the virus’s creation, namely whether or not the organization provided funding for the gain-of-function research that created the virus in the first place.
At last, the NIH has confirmed what many individuals have long suspected: The institution did, in fact, fund gain-of-function research regarding bat-originated coronaviruses at the infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Lawrence A. Tabak, a representative of NIH, recently sent a letter to James Cromer, a Kentucky Republican who serves as the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee. In the letter, Tabak admitted that, “out of an abundance of caution,” the NIH did in fact admit that funds were funneled towards gain-of-function research.
Moreover, these funds had been authorized by Dr. Anthony Fauci, and they were utilized by EcoHealth Alliance, an organization based in New York City and headed by Peter Daszak, who happens to share a close relationship with the Wuhan Institute.
NIH corrects untruthful assertions by NIH Director Collins and NIAID Director Fauci that NIH had not funded gain-of-function research in Wuhan.
NIH states that EcoHealth Alliance violated Terms and Conditions of NIH grant AI110964. pic.twitter.com/cFOtJlRoWl
— Richard H. Ebright (@R_H_Ebright) October 20, 2021
While Tabak spent much of the letter attempting to minimize the culpability that NIH should face, the reality is that the letter confirms what many conservatives have long suspected.
The letter reveals that EcoHealth Alliance did in fact “fail to report” various findings, which had been required by the terms outlined in the NIH grant. In addition, all the gain-of-function research had been conducted at the Wuhan Institute, where the virus is widely believed to have originated from.
Up until this point in time, the NIH has denied that Fauci enjoyed special exceptions during the Obama administration, which in turn allowed him to funnel money to the Wuhan Institute in China via an NIH grant awarded to EcoHealth Alliance.
Moreover, the admission from the NIH lends greater credence to the lab leak theory, which President Donald Trump has long promulgated as the real source of the COVID-19 pandemic. Trump was roundly mocked just one year ago, though now increasing numbers of individuals and institutions are acknowledging the likelihood of Trump’s beliefs.
Worst of all, it is not only highly likely that a laboratory leak led to the virus, but also that Fauci and his personal friends provided the funding vital to such a fiasco in the first place.