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May 29 2021

Fauci: Gain of Function Research Worth the Risk

Highest paid bureaucrat Tony Fauci has lamely denied that he funneled US taxpayer money to our Chinese communist enemies to fund the gain of function research that apparently resulted in the Wuhan coronavirus. But even if he did fund the GoF research, it was worth the risk. Fauci has said so himself:

The Weekend Australian unearthed a paper Fauci wrote for the American Society for Microbiology in October 2012 in which he argued in support of gain-of-function research. Such research involves making viruses more infectious and/or deadly. …

The Weekend Australian report adds that Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, did not alert senior White House officials before lifting a ban on gain-of-function research in 2017.

Fauci acknowledged that scientists could become infected with an experimental virus, and that this could lead to a pandemic. Then he declared,

Scientists working in this field might say – as indeed I have said – that the benefits of such experiments and the resulting knowledge outweigh the risks. …

Within the research community, many have expressed concern that important research progress could come to a halt just because of the fear that someone, somewhere, might attempt to replicate these experiments sloppily.

As we learned from Chernobyl, the place to have science done sloppily is in a communist country. Communists ascribe little value to human life, so safety is not a priority.

On tips from Varla, Bluto, and Mr. Freemarket.


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