A new report from Project Veritas states that military documents about gain-of-function research contradict the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director and the Chief Medical Advisor to the President, Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Scientists often conduct gain-of-function research in experiments on flies, mice and other animals used in medical research. However, it’s one thing to experiment on fruit flies to study biological functions to benefit medical science. It’s quite another when that research involves potential pandemic pathogens that could be transmitted to human beings.
According to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Dr. Fauci said at a Senate hearing in May that the National Institute of Health (NIH) “has not ever and does not now fund gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”
Around the same time, Dr. Fauci dismissed the Wuhan lab leak theory as a “shiny object that will go away,” after then-National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins emailed Fauci about his concerns over this “very destructive conspiracy.”
It may be that the debate about COVID’s origins wasn’t the only thing they attempted to squash.
According to Project Veritas, documents from the R&D wing of the Department of Defense (DoD) state that EcoHealth Alliance (a U.S.-based NGO dedicated to studying infectious diseases and preventing pandemics) asked the DoD’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to fund gain-of-function research on bat borne coronaviruses in March 2018. DARPA rejected EcoHealth’s proposal over safety concerns.
Project Veritas has obtained a separate report to the Inspector General of the Department of Defense written by U.S. Marine Corp Major, Joseph Murphy, a former DARPA Fellow.
However, EcoHealth remained undeterred.
According to the documents, NAIAD, under the direction of Dr. Fauci, went ahead with the research in Wuhan, China and at several sites across the U.S.
The government had successfully kept the documents out of the public’s eye until now.
Dr. Fauci has repeatedly maintained, under oath, that the NIH and NAIAD have not been involved in gain of function research with the EcoHealth Alliance program. But according to the documents obtained by Project Veritas which outline why EcoHealth Alliance’s proposal was rejected, DARPA certainly classified the research as gain of function.
Project Veritas reached out to DARPA for comment regarding the hidden documents and spoke with the Chief of Communications, Jared Adams, who said, “It doesn’t sound normal to me,” when asked about the way the documents were shrouded in secrecy. “If something resides in a classified setting, then it should be appropriately marked,” Adams said. “I’m not at all familiar with unmarked documents that reside in a classified space, no.”
Dr. Fauci has yet to comment on Project Veritas’ reporting.
The mainstream media also ignored it, even though multiple GOP senators confronted Dr. Fauci over his conduct and the Project Veritas exposé at yesterday’s Senate Health Committee’s hearing.