There are many aspects of the entire COVID situation that have left many with more questions than answers.
Even for those who aren’t conspiratorial by nature, there seems to be some rather perplexing facts that are swept under the rug.
And now, this Senator is demanding answers from Dr. Anthony Fauci on why his agency used tax dollars to fund the infamous Wuhan Lab.
One of the theories surrounding the COVID outbreak centers around the Wuhan Institute Of Virology, where Chinese scientists were conducting gain-of-function research, which is when scientists deliberately make viruses more dangerous or infectious to humans to help prepare for combating outbreaks.
While we’ll probably never know for sure what exactly happened, many have speculated that because of the research being done at the lab with coronavirus, it’s possible that the virus scientists deliberately made more infectious to humans ultimately caused the worldwide outbreak.
With that in mind, a disturbing new report from The Australian has caused many to question possible connections between China’s People’s Liberation Army and the Wuhan lab’s research.
According to The Australian, Chinese military scientists discussed the weaponization of SARS coronavirus five years before the COVID pandemic occurred.
Apparently, the U.S. State Department previously obtained documents that suggested China’s People’s Liberation Army commanders were predicting that World War III would be fought through biological weapons.
On Sunday, Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo asked Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) about the report, to which Johnson replied by saying that it “certainly doesn’t shock” him.
However, Johnson then took aim at Dr. Anthony Fauci for the fact that The National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which Fauci leads, used taxpayer dollars to fund Chinese scientists gain-of-function research at the Wuhan lab.
“We should have been concerned and it does boggle your mind that Anthony Fauci continued to apparently fund gain-of-function research and cooperate with the Wuhan lab,” Johnson said. “He had to know full well . . . the Wuhan lab, just about any organization in China is connected to the Communist Party of China as well as the People’s Liberation Army. So what were we doing cooperating with China?”
Newsweek reported in April 2020 that Fauci’s NIAID funded Chinese scientists at the Wuhan lab and other facilities to perform gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses.
“In 2019, with the backing of NIAID, the National Institutes of Health committed $3.7 million over six years for research that included some gain-of-function work,” Newsweek reported. “The program followed another $3.7 million, 5-year project for collecting and studying bat coronaviruses, which ended in 2019, bringing the total to $7.4 million.”
On top of Johnson’s demand for answers from Fauci, other members of Congress have also expressed concern about taxpayer dollars funding gain-of-function research at the Wuhan lab.
Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) took to Twitter Sunday to express frustration for the fact that no one seems to be concerned about learning how the COVID outbreak began.
Dr. Fauci was just on Meet the Press and @chucktodd didn’t ask him a single question about the origin of COVID-19 and whether taxpayer dollars went to gain of function research in Wuhan.
This is the most important question facing the world, yet few in the media are asking it. pic.twitter.com/IjYcWnUc1j
— Rep. Mike Gallagher (@RepGallagher) May 9, 2021
Obviously, there is still no definitive answer on how the outbreak began, as China has refused to cooperate with investigations, and as such, there is no proof that it originated from the Wuhan lab or that the research involved Chinese military scientists who years earlier were at least discussing the weaponization of coronaviruses.
However, what we do know is that under Dr. Fauci’s direction, the NIAD was funneling American tax dollars to the Wuhan lab where they were actively attempting to make viruses like COVID more dangerous.
And as Senator Johnson pointed out, almost nothing in China is outside of the reach of the Chinese Communist Party or the People’s Liberation Army, almost especially research of this nature.
We also know that no one in the media or on the Left will question Fauci on why he sent millions in taxpayer dollars to China for such dangerous research that could have had devastating consequences.
Hopefully, Senator Johnson and others will now continue to ask questions on this subject, and require Fauci to once again come before Congress to answer for his actions and explain to the American people why he ever thought it was a good idea.
And maybe then, we can start to get to the bottom of what actually caused the COVID outbreak.
Stay tuned to Right News Wire for any updates to this ongoing story.