Fauci wrote in a 2012 paper that gain-of-function research ‘outweighs the risk’ of a pandemic

Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser on COVID-19 and the director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), continues to wade further into hot water as more information about his role in the pandemic comes to light.

According to the Daily Caller, it was revealed in a bombshell report over the weekend from The Weekend Australian that in late 2012, Fauci wrote in a paper for the American Society for Microbiology that gain-of-function research outweighed the risks of a possible pandemic. 

What did he write?

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has been at the forefront of exposing Fauci’s role — or his employer’s role — in the funding of gain-of-function research at a Wuhan, China lab that now looks more likely to be ground zero for the COVID-19 virus that wrecked a global economy inside of a year, leaving millions of deaths in its wake.

As more people devote resources into digging up Fauci’s potential role in the pandemic, the paper he published in 2012 made clear — in no uncertain terms — that the risk of gain-of-function research was worth potentially sparking off a global pandemic.

“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 reportedly wrote. “Scientists working in this field might say-as indeed I have said that the benefits of such experiments and the resulting knowledge outweighs the risks.”

Fauci, the highest-paid U.S. government employee on payroll, went on to argue in the paper that since pandemics were more likely to originate naturally, it was important to “get ahead” of such threats in a laboratory environment.

“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. That is a valid concern,” Fauci wrote.

Fauci flip-flops

The discovery of the scientific paper comes in the wake of Fauci’s recent bombshell flip-flopping regarding his thoughts on the true origin of the COVID-19 virus, having claimed early on during the pandemic that it was more than likely a natural event.

According to The Hill, while speaking with a PolitiFact reporter, Fauci was questioned about new developments that support the Wuhan lab origin theory. Fauci’s new thoughts on the situation sent shockwaves through the media world.

“I am not convinced about that,” Fauci said when asked if he still thinks the virus emerged naturally. “I think we should continue to investigate what went on in China until we continue to find out to the best of our ability what happened.”

Mounting evidence, including the White House’s refusal to rebuke the emerging lab origin theory combined with recent U.S. intelligence reports indicating that several Wuhan lab workers were mysteriously sickened in November 2019, supports the idea that something went terribly wrong at the lab — a thought that was written off as conspiracy early on by most of the mainstream media.

Only time will tell what we ultimately discover concerning the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s not a stretch to presume that Fauci could soon have many questions to answer.

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