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May 13, 2021

Fauci Committed Perjury In His Congressional Testimony. Here Are the Citations.

Lock. Him. Up.

Good roadmap by Scott Hounsell for the eventual charging documents a Republican AG will put together for Fauci's prosecution.

He analyzes several of Fauci's lies. Here's the rundown on just one:

Claim: Dr. Baric does not do gain-of-function research, but if he does, it's in North Carolina, not in China.

Note that Fauci denied that adding the function of capacity to infect humans was not "gain-of-function" research, which is almost certainly a lie based on technical definitions and common sense.

Though he might have added, with his own hand, some special exemption claiming that giving a virus the capacity to infect humans was not gain-of-function, to avoid a government moratorium on this research.

Remember, he himself authorized the "exemption loophole" that allowed taxpayer money to fund the Wuhan lab from 2014 to 2019, after Obama banned the use of taxpayer money to fund this kind of research generally. Fauci authorized a "national security" exemption to keep the money flowing to Wuhan.

Who knows what else he might have claimed in that exemption-- perhaps, redefining what "gain-of-function" is.

It's indisputable that Dr. Baric does gain-of-function research, and that the NIH has paid him to perform such research. In 2004 Dr. Baric began work on a five-year NIH grant researching SARS reverse genetics. The research specifically states that "the goal of this application is to establish genetic control over the SARS genome and provide uniform reagents that will be used by other groups throughout the country." While not specifically gain-of-function, it certainly discusses genetic control of a viral pathogen.

In 2013 NIH awarded Dr. Baric a $10 million grant to study "the pathogenic activity of viruses including severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), Ebola, highly pathogenic influenza and herpesvirus HHV8." Dr. Baric put that money to work and in 2015, it was announced that his research had led to the development of "SARS 2.0."

Since Dr. Baric is affiliated with UNC-Chapel Hill, yes, his research is done in North Carolina. However, as Sen. Paul asserted, Baric has partnered with Dr. Shi Zhengli of the Wuhan Institute of Virology (yes, that's in China) to conduct NIH-funded gain-of-function research on SARS and MERS viruses.

In June 2015 Baric and Shi published results of NIH-funded research into the mutations necessary for the bat-to-human transmission of MERS coronavirus. They found that when viral protein spikes mutated, humans could become infected with MERS-CoV. In other words, this is the exact research that would be necessary for a lab to synthesize a virus that would infect humans.

A few months later, in November 2015, the duo published the results of separate NIH-funded research which led to the discovery of a new SARS coronavirus, a chimera, they used gain-of-function techniques to create. That research was allowed to go forward even though the US government had issued a moratorium on gain-of-function research on the viruses that cause influenza, SARS, and MERS in October 2014. According to a VICE article on the research (emphasis added):

"The strain grew equally well to SARS in human cells," Dr. Ralph Baric, a professor of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the lead author of the study, told Motherboard. "It resisted all vaccines and immunotherapy, too."

According to Baric, the risk of "gain-of-function" research is worth it. The findings could provide a way to create vaccines and immunotherapy treatments before the next epidemic strikes. Because we have identified both SARS and SHC014-CoV, it's now possible to develop vaccines that could target those viruses and the viruses that share commonalities between them. In other words, the new findings may help develop vaccines for many more strains of infectious diseases even though we haven't identified them yet.

It seems that everyone in the industry calls this type of research "gain-of-function," except Fauci, who specifically denies it's gain-of-function when giving Congressional testimony.

But Fauci lies a lot. Remember when masks provided no benefit to people? Remember he then admitted he lied about that so that grubby civilians wouldn't buy up masks?

It's startling that with the amount of easily obtainable evidence to the contrary, Dr. Fauci sat there with a straight face and claimed that Baric doesn't do gain-of-function research, or that if he did it's not done in China. Furthermore, to accept Fauci's statements would be accepting that Baric, who is indisputably conducting NIH-funded gain-of-function research, did not share any of that research with or fund any research of, Zhengli or the WIV, despite the fact that we know they conducted a great deal of this research together. At the very minimum, NIH Funded research was shared with and enhanced the abilities of Zhengli and the WIV.

Another lie, of course, is Fauch's very Clintonesque "It depends on what the definition of 'is' is" lie, when he answered a question about whether he had ever funded the Wuhan lab to say he's not currently funding this lab.

Of course he was funding it, via an exemption loophole he wrote himself -- until Trump ordered that stopped in April 2020.

Incredible. Incredible.

On the plus side, this perjurious criminal scumbag has now decreed that you may take off your mask outside if you're vaccinated.

So there's that.

If you can put up with these two idiots' endless "I hate Republicans" caveats, they note some of Fauci's lies in this video.

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