Chief medical advisor to President Biden Dr. Anthony Fauci told lawmakers that he trusted Chinese scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, saying he did not believe they attempted to modify viruses to make them more contagious.
Fauci assured Senators during a contentious committee hearing that taxpayer funds were not used to support “gain of function” research – the process in which a virus is modified to make it more infectious.
But not all GOP lawmakers were convinced by Fauci’s testimony.
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“How do you know they didn’t lie to you and use the money for gain of function research anyway?” Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy asked Fauci.
The infectious disease specialist explained that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) had seen the results of the experiments conducted using U.S. government funds, adding that the viruses studied could also be found in public databases.
“None of that was gain of function,” he told Kennedy.can you hear me
“How do you know that they didn’t do the research and not put it on their website?” the Louisiana Republican shot b
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