Covid-19, Coincidence or Corruption? Fauci, NIH, and the Wuhan Lab, you determine the case….

By: Melissa K

May 27, 2021

(6 minute read)

To really understand the history behind the Wuhan Virology Lab and Coronavirus research, we need to start with the Chinese Communist Party’s Thousand Talent Plan (Betz, 2020). The Thousand Talent plan, which began in 2008, is the CCP’s strategy to “lure top scientific talent, with the goal of making China the world’s leader in science and technology by 2050” (Kang, 2020).

Dr. Anthony Fauci has been employed as the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a division of the National Institute of Health (NIH), since 1984, which happens to oversee all Coronavirus research (“Coronaviruses | NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases”). In 2019, the NIH (with the full support and knowledge of NIAID) made a total financial commitment using taxpayer money of $7.4 million to the Wuhan Institute of Virology and other institutions (one can only wonder which) to perform research on Coronaviruses within bat populations (Guterl, 2021).

Some of this research was gain-of-function research (GoF), which should terrify anyone who understands this type of medical experimentation. Defined by the Alliance of Human Protection, gain-of-function research is “the euphemism for biological research aimed at increasing the virulence and lethality of pathogens and viruses. GoF research is government funded; its focus is on enhancing the pathogens’ ability to infect different species and to increase their deadly impact as airborne pathogens and viruses” (Alliance for Human Research Protection, 2020). 

In everyday terms, GoF research manipulates existing pathogens to make them more deadly and transferable to species they would not typically infect (Alliance for Human Research Protection, 2020). Both the NIH and Fauci directed NIAID, funded gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) (Lenox, 2021). The NIH/NIAID also funnelled payment to WIV through Eco Health Alliance, a contracted company that was overseen by Dr. Peter Daszak. Daszak in turn, subcontracted out the research to a woman at the WIV known as the “Bat Lady,” Dr. Zheng-li Shi (Lenox, 2021).

To explore the gain-of-function research component of the coronavirus more in depth we need to look at Dr. Shi’s prior research. In 2015, Dr. Shi created the “chimeric virus” (Menachery et al., 2015) with Dr. Ralph Baric from the University of North Carolina (Lennox, 2021). They started with a “SARS-like” coronavirus found circulating in horseshoe bats in China, which at the time, did not transmit to humans. However, after engineering the virus by joining it with the “backbone of a mouse-adapted SARS virus,” it was able to successfully infect humans via airway cells (Lennox, 2021). The fact that genetic engineering (GoF) research enabled this biologic to be transmitted from bats to humans is of HUGE importance (Guterl, 2020). 

Richard Ebright, an expert of infectious diseases at Rutgers University, is an adamant opponent of GoF research because of the likelihood it could be released from a lab, intentionally or accidentally (Guterl, 2020). Interesting to note, this type of research is not new. Coronavirus GoF research and vaccines have been on the docket since the inception of Moderna in 2010. 

The history of Moderna’s origins in 2010 is alarming (Gil Abinader, 2020). Moderna was launched in 2010 by Harvard University biologist Derrick Rossi and other “academic co-founders” (Derrick J. Rossi, PhD, n.d.; Gil Abinader, 2020). Recently, Moderna found itself in some major hot water. Moderna and Moderna Therapeutics (ModernaTX) failed to disclose the receipt of funds for their mRNA (modification of RNA) patented inventions from the NIH, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) (Gil Abinader, 2020). 

Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), gave Moderna nearly a billion dollars to develop mRNA-1273 (Gil Abinader, 2020). Fast forward to January 2020, before the public was aware of CV-19,  Moderna started their mRNA-1273 program to develop a mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Gil Abinader, 2020). Pharmaceutical companies are required under the 1980 Bayh-Dole Act and United States Patent and Trademark Office regulations to disclose such government funding (Gil Abinader, 2020; Wilbur, 2019). 

The Bayh-Dole Act allows “grant recipients” and “institutions” (i.e. Universities such as Harvard, Dr. Fauci, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) to hold the title to inventions and patents stemming from government-funded research. These title holders are then able to license out the rights of these inventions to biopharmaceutical companies (who then assume the FULL RISK for the technology) to further their development and commercialization (Wilbur, 2019).  

Sounds like all these companies, researchers, and institutions magically develop “amnesia” when they apply for government funding. Maybe that’s the real pandemic for which we need a cure? Professionals develop intense amnesia when filling out research grants and patent filings, symptoms may or may not be attributed to desire to hide the financial interest that resides between all parties involved. 

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is equally suspect. A Harvard blog from 2015 explains the interest of mRNA vaccines for various medical purposes, and discloses that CureVac, a small German pharmaceutical company, received $53 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop such technology (Hubaud, 2015). Super strange, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation also provided funding to ModernaTX / Moderna ($20 million) early on for the same scientific endeavors (Gil Abinader, 2020). I wonder how much these “philanthropists” actually stand to make off this “pandemic?” 

A New York Times article by scientific writer Carl Zimmer and published on May 5th of this year, touts that CureVac is on the verge of launching its own vaccine, this coming June, which is said to “rival” that of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna (Zimmer, 2021).  

Zimmer says that upon release of the “novel” Coronavirus, companies SCRAMBLED to find vaccine options, with mRNA vaccines being the best option. The truth is these companies have been developing mRNA vaccine technologies for the last 6 to 8 years. Were they really scrambling, or were they planning

You can call me a conspiracy theorist, but does anyone else find Moderna’s name to be pretty incriminating? Does Moderna = MODifyRNA? Sounds like it was launched with the sole intent to pump us up with experimental biologics that will permanently alter the function of our cellular messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA). Messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) is one of the 3 types of RNA that are packed into every cell nucleus and measure just 10 microns in diameter (BD Editors, 2016)

mRNA acts as the “instruction manual” for our DNA. It tells our cells how to build and maintain our bodies and controls our immune and cellular responses to threats (BD Editors, 2016). The major concern the public needs to have with altering our mRNA via vaccination is: what are the long term effects

Now on to why the deadliest pandemic was released? Oh sorry, I mean how, silly Freudian slip. I’m old enough to remember when Dr. Fauci warned us back in 2017 that a “surprise” outbreak would happen during the Trump administration (Golgowski, 2020). Is Tony Fauci a heroic prophet who saw deep into the future and had our best interests at heart? Or, the more likely scenario, was he one of the main players behind the gain-of-function research which occurred in Wuhan, leading to the exposure of the biological weapon known as “Covid-19?” 

Fauci, the man who falsely claimed that the Coronavirus came from the Wuhan wet market (Guzman, 2020) and naturally transmitted from human to animals, also claimed the NIH & NIAID never funded GoF research in Wuhan when he was under questioning by Senator Dr. Rand Paul (R-KY) (Lennox, 2021). Now good ol’ Tony FRAUDci is back-peddling and just last week admitted to Senator Dr. Rand Paul that the coronavirus could have come from the Wuhan Lab (Sheehy, 2021). 

When asked about his opinion on GoF research, Fauci is quoted as saying it “was worth the risk it entailed because it enabled scientists to make preparations [  ] that could be useful if and when a pandemic occurred” (What is Gain-of-Function Research & Who is at High Risk?, 2020). 

The real question begs, was the GoF research worth the risk for the world or for the pocketbooks and agenda of those served to benefit from the Coronavirus?

 

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