There are much worse viruses than COVID-19 – and the Chinese scientists Dr. Anthony Fauci says he trusts are working on them using U.S. taxpayer money, medical doctor Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) warns.
“This kind of research needs not to be funded by the U.S. taxpayer,” Sen. Paul said Friday in an interview on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” during a discussion of the possibility that COVID may have originated in a Wuhan, China laboratory receiving U.S. funding.
President Joe Biden’s top COVID advisor, Dr. Anthony Fauci, is endangering lives by thinking that it’s worth the risk to “take animal viruses and make them into super-viruses to infect humans” for research purposes, Sen. Paul said:
“There’s been no more prominent scientist in favor of gain-of-function research than Dr. Fauci. He still hasn’t backed off of that position.
“He believes that it’s okay to take animal viruses and make them into super-viruses to infect humans – even if a pandemic should occur. He says, though, that the research is worth it. But, you know, there’s a host of other scientists in this field, and they say it’s not worth it at all, that we haven’t learned anything, all we have done is put ourselves at risk.
“But, even after all of this evidence points toward the Wuhan lab, this last week in committee Dr. Fauci said that he still trusts the Chinese scientists. And, the thing is, that’s a very naive notion. That’s how we got here.”
COVID has a mortality rate of one percent, but the viruses the Chinese scientists are working on today have mortality rates of 15 percent, Paul said. If COVID mortality was that high, there would have been 50 million deaths to-date, instead of three and a half million, Paul warned:
“But, there are worse viruses. This is a bad one. This has about a one percent mortality, three and a half million people have died – but, they have been experimenting with some viruses that have 15 percent mortality. That would be 50 million deaths right now.
“So, this kind of research needs not to be funded by the U.S. taxpayer.”