Saturday, April 22, 2023

Judicial Watch: Records Proving That the NIH Not Only Funded the Wuhan Lab, and Not Only Funded Bat Coronavirus Research at the Wuhan Lab, But Continued Doing So Into 2020, When the Virus Was Shutting Down the World

From Ace of Spades:

Nothing like rewarding scientists from a hostile foreign nation for creating catastrophe! According to documentation obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, the U.S. government (NIH) didn't just fund bat coronavirus research at the Wuhan lab leading up to the leak of COVID-19. The government gave another grant for work with the Wuhan lab in July 2020, long after COVID-19 likely leaked from the lab where it was probably created.

There is a lot of significant and interesting information in the Judicial Watch press release about the documentation. This includes EcoHealth Alliance's initial "Application for Federal Assistance" submitted on June 5, 2013, which said it aimed to create mutant bat viruses and see how coronaviruses infect humans.

To understand the risk of zoonotic CoV [coronavirus] emergence, we propose to examine 1) the transmission dynamics of bat-CoVs across the human-wildlife interface; and 2) how this process is affected by CoV evolutionary potential, and how it might force CoV evolution. We will assess the nature and frequency of contact among animals and people in two critical human-animal interfaces: live animal markets in China and people who are highly exposed to bats in rural China.

I'm pretty sure that "CoV [Coronavirus] evolutionary potential" is a euphemism for coronovirus gain-of-function research -- we're going to serially run this virus through a bunch of hosts attempting to evolve it through mutations.

I believe this is called "serial passage."

By the way, I'm not sure of this, but I think the change Fauci made during the Trump transition to repeal Obama's ban on gain-of-function was to define "gain-of-function" as only direct manipulation of a virus' RNA through gene-splicing. This was done to permit gain-of-function through serially passing the virus through hosts to produce mutations, which accomplishes the same thing as direct RNA manipulation, only I imagine it takes more time.

And I'm pretty sure that when Fauci keeps denying he funded gain-of-function, he means he didn't fund "Gain-of-Function" as defined by the new, improved Fauci definition, which deliberately allowed one type of gain-of-function research, serial passage, and attempted to define gain-of-function as notincluding serial passage manipulation.

If anyone knows better, or can confirm that this is correct, I'd appreciate it if you Put Me Some Information.

The various parts of the projects examined by Judicial Watch include DNA sequencing, "testing predictions of CoV inter-species transmission," testing viruses of "varying pathogenicity" on "humanized mice," and "the infectious clone of WIV1 was successfully constructed using reverse genetic methods." Some scientists previously argued that COVID-19 was created in a lab and then reverse engineered to make the virus seem naturally evolved from bats.

No wonder Fauci and Collins were so determined to coerce scientists into denying it could have come from a lab.


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