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Fact Check True! Yes, Fauci Funded Research in Wuhan and Lied to Congress

The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent began scratching about like a cornered badger a week back when Elon Musk tweeted that the NIH’s Anthony Fauci should be prosecuted.

“In his attack, Musk flatly validated a big right-wing obsession,” Greg huffed, devoting an entire column to defend Fauci from a tweet. “The idea that Fauci was involved in U.S. government funding of controversial early research into covid, and lied to Congress about it.”

I really have no clue why this guy waded into a matter he

The Wuhan Road Show: Forming a Band, Virologists Toured Washington’s Backstreets

“I remember it very well,” the National Institutes of Health’s Anthony Fauci told USA Today last year, when asked about a secret Feb. 1, 2020 teleconference with virologists that he helped organize to discuss if the pandemic had started from a lab in Wuhan, China. According to internal NIH emails, Fauci had been informed before the teleconference that he funded research in Wuhan.

“I always had an open mind,” Fauci told the newspaper, “Even though I felt then, and still do, the most likely origi

Will the Biden Administration Investigate Evidence of Ghostwriting Involving Francis Collins and Anthony Fauci?

A recent batch of internal NIH emails suggests they did by providing “advice and leadership” on a widely cited paper that did not acknowledge their involvement and dismissed a possible virus research lab accident in China. The issue? Hiding an author’s contribution to a paper is ghostwriting or plagiarism to be handled by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Research Integrity (ORI), according to a 2011 letter signed by Collins, while Director of the NIH.

Following a 2010 repor

Weber Shandwick Provides PR for Moderna and Pfizer, While Staffing the CDC’s Vaccine Office

Early last month, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky endorsed recommendations by the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for updated COVID-19 boosters from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.

“This recommendation followed a comprehensive scientific evaluation and robust scientific discussion,” Dr. Walensky said in a statement. “If you are eligible, there is no bad time to get your COVID-19 booster and I strongly encourage you to receive it.”

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