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Dr. Fauci Tells Dr. Rand Paul: ‘You Don’t Know What You Are Talking About’ - When Paul Quotes NIH

By Craig Bannister | July 20, 2021 | 3:33pm EDT
Sen. Rand Paul
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“You do not know what you are talking about,” Pres. Biden’s coronavirus expert Dr. Anthony Fauci testified Tuesday when doctor and Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) directly quoted the NIH, a Wuhan virology paper, and a molecular biologist from Rutgers regarding NIH’s funding of gain-of-function in the Wuhan, China lab.

At a Senate Health Committee hearing, Sen. Paul laid out the case that, according to NIH’s own definition and a paper by one of the virologists working on the NIH grant at the laboratory where the coronavirus may have been created, the NIH did fund the research.

“You take an animal virus and you increase the transmissibility to humans, and you’re saying that’s not gain-of-function?” Sen. Paul asked.

Fauci replied by claiming that Paul didn’t know what he was talking about:

“That is correct. And, Senator Paul, you do not know what you are talking about, quite frankly. And, I want to say that officially: you do not know what you are talking about.”

“This is your definition that you guys wrote,” Sen. Paul responded:

“It says that scientific research that increases the transmissibility among an animal is gain-of-function. They took animal viruses that only occur in animals and they increased their transmissibility to humans.

“How you can say that is not gain-of-function?”

“It is not,” Fauci answered.

“It is a dance and you’re dancing around this because you’re trying to obscure responsibility for four million people dying around the world from a pandemic,” Sen. Paul said.

“All the evidence is pointing that it came from the lab and there will be responsibility for those who funded the lab, including yourself,” Paul said.

“I totally resent the lie that you are now propagating, senator,” Dr. Fauci shot back.

Fauci then proceeded to try to change the issue being debated, prompting Paul to accuse him of attempting to obscure the truth:

“What we’re alleging is that gain-of-function research was going on in that lab and NIH funded it. You can’t get away from it, it meets your definition, and you are obfuscating the truth.”

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