Dr. Fauci argued in 2012 paper that the benefit of Gain-Of-Function research into bat virus “was worth the risk of a pandemic”
As we’ve been saying for a year now, Dr. Anthony Fauci played a bigger role in Gain-Of-Function research that many news outlets are now saying might be what led to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
In a bombshell report written by Sharri Markson of The Australian, Dr. Fauci in 2012 wrote that “gain of function” research to juice up bat viruses was worth risking a pandemic: “the benefits of such experiments and the resulting knowledge outweigh the risks. It is more likely that a pandemic would occur in nature”
In 2012, Dr. Fauci, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director defended the “gain-of-function” research — wherein scientists extract viruses from the wild and engineer them to infect humans in order to study potential therapeutics including vaccines — as research worth risking a pandemic over.
“In an unlikely but conceivable turn of events, what if that scientist becomes infected with the virus, which leads to an outbreak and ultimately triggers a pandemic?” Fauci wrote in a paper reported on by The Australian. “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.”
In a Twitter post, Markson wrote:
“EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Fauci argued the benefits of gain-of-function research was worth the risk of a laboratory accident sparking a pandemic.”
EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Fauci argued the benefits of gain-of-function research was worth the risk of a laboratory accident sparking a pandemic. https://t.co/TPPmeHNjBL
— Sharri Markson (@SharriMarkson) May 28, 2021