FAST FIVE: EcoHealth Throws NIH Under The Bus Over Wuhan Gain-Of-Function Report; Researcher Claims 'Massive Cover-Up'
EcoHealth Throws NIH Under The Bus Over Wuhan Gain-Of-Function Report; Researcher Claims 'Massive Cover-Up' The question over whether the NIH funded risky gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China was officially 'answered' last week, after the agency claimed that one of their partners – EcoHealth Alliance, failed to report that they had 'accidentally' created a chimeric coronavirus that was able to infect humanized mice.
Tabak admits to funding a “limited experiment” to determine whether “spike proteins from naturally occurring bat coronaviruses circulating in China were capable of binding to the human ACE2 receptor in a mouse model.” According to the letter, humanized mice infected with the modified bat virus “became sicker” than those exposed to an unmodified version of the same bat coronavirus.
But how credible is it that Fauci didn't find out given all the political pressure around this??https://t.co/0FKKaos1uO – Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 24, 2021 Here's the key unanswered question: The NIH admits that the research it funded through EcoHealth under Fauci made bat coronaviruses more contagious, but Fauci didn't lie because he didn't know until now.
-Vanity Fair According to the article, the leaked documents 'struck a number of scientists and researchers as significant for one reason' – namely that a distinctive segment of SARS-CoV-2's genetic code is a 'furin cleavage site' which makes the virus more infectious because of its ability to enter human cells – exactly the feature EcoHealth proposed modifying in the leaked proposal.
Anthony Fauci tells @GStephanopoulos in response to NIH letter on Wuhan lab.