Fauci tells Rand Paul he’s ‘entirely and completely incorrect’ in another tense exchange

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Anthony S. Fauci forcefully batted down Sen. Rand Paul’s baseless claim that the U.S. government funded research in China that might have helped make the coronavirus more contagious, calling Paul’s assertion “entirely and completely incorrect.”
The U.S. government should admit that the Wuhan Virology Institute was experimenting to enhance the coronavirus’s ability to infect humans. Juicing up super viruses is not new,” the Kentucky Republican said at a Senate hearing on combating the pandemic before asking the nation’s leading infectious-disease doctor if he believed U.S. funding of the Wuhan lab should stop.
Senator Paul, with all due respect, you are entirely, entirely and completely incorrect that the NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain of function research in the Wuhan Institute,” Fauci said.
Gain of function is a scientific term for studying how to make a virus more efficient, typically used in labs to study the effectiveness of drugs and vaccines against the virus.
Government scientists like yourself who favor gain function … ” Paul began.
I don’t favor gain of function research in China and you are saying things that are not correct,” Fauci interjected.
Last year, the Trump administration forced the NIH to terminate a grant for a study that examined how coronaviruses spread from bats to humans. The study’s sponsor was a New York-based nonprofit called EcoHealth Alliance, and the Wuhan Institute of Virology had a subgrant under the contract. The NIH halted payments to the subcontractor in Wuhan last year as experts tried to determine whether the virus could have slipped out of the lab in Wuhan.
Some right-wing media and politicians have seized on the theory that the virus was engineered in or escaped from the lab in Wuhan, and suggested falsely that the NIH helped fund that research.
“I fully agree that you should investigate where the virus came from,” Fauci said. “But again, we have not funded gain of function research on this virus in the Wuhan Institute of Virology … no matter how many times you say it, it didn’t happen.”
This is the second tense exchange at a Senate hearing between Fauci and Paul. In March, the two had a heated disagreement over the importance of continued mask-wearing.

 

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Anthony S. Fauci forcefully batted down Sen. Rand Paul’s baseless claim that the U.S. government funded research in China that might have helped make the coronavirus more contagious, calling Paul’s assertion “entirely and completely incorrect.”
The U.S. government should admit that the Wuhan Virology Institute was experimenting to enhance the coronavirus’s ability to infect humans. Juicing up super viruses is not new,” the Kentucky Republican said at a Senate hearing on combating the pandemic before asking the nation’s leading infectious-disease doctor if he believed U.S. funding of the Wuhan lab should stop.
Senator Paul, with all due respect, you are entirely, entirely and completely incorrect that the NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain of function research in the Wuhan Institute,” Fauci said.
Gain of function is a scientific term for studying how to make a virus more efficient, typically used in labs to study the effectiveness of drugs and vaccines against the virus.
Government scientists like yourself who favor gain function … ” Paul began.
I don’t favor gain of function research in China and you are saying things that are not correct,” Fauci interjected.
Last year, the Trump administration forced the NIH to terminate a grant for a study that examined how coronaviruses spread from bats to humans. The study’s sponsor was a New York-based nonprofit called EcoHealth Alliance, and the Wuhan Institute of Virology had a subgrant under the contract. The NIH halted payments to the subcontractor in Wuhan last year as experts tried to determine whether the virus could have slipped out of the lab in Wuhan.
Some right-wing media and politicians have seized on the theory that the virus was engineered in or escaped from the lab in Wuhan, and suggested falsely that the NIH helped fund that research.
“I fully agree that you should investigate where the virus came from,” Fauci said. “But again, we have not funded gain of function research on this virus in the Wuhan Institute of Virology … no matter how many times you say it, it didn’t happen.”
This is the second tense exchange at a Senate hearing between Fauci and Paul. In March, the two had a heated disagreement over the importance of continued mask-wearing.

It seems to be a major republican deflection program.



Republican anger with Fauci reaches new heights


https://www.aol.com/news/republican-anger-dr-fauci-reaches-201740329.html
 

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It's shocking he made it through medical school. But then he tried to create his own board certification so he didn't have to do the other accredited one. And his brain has only turned to mush over the last 30 years apparently.
 

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Fauci is a blow hard that likes to hear himself talk, nothing more. Anyone listening to him doesn’t like to use their own critical thinking skills.
I know you are, but what is Fauci. You have literally no idea of what you're talking about as it's clearly been fed to you to regurgitate....you have checkmated yourself regarding critical thinking. Congrats and sedition on.
 

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Please list your medical and scientific background to make such an assessment.


Perfect example. There are dozens of doctors, epidemiologists, scientists, etc. who all have varying opinions and thoughts on this that disagree vehemently with the blow hard Fauci.

If Fauci could have stuck to science and his opinions and not make shit up to for the preferred political narrative he would have been much better off. But he didn’t.
 

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Perfect example. There are dozens of doctors, epidemiologists, scientists, etc. who all have varying opinions and thoughts on this that disagree vehemently with the blow hard Fauci.

If Fauci could have stuck to science and his opinions and not make shit up to for the preferred political narrative he would have been much better off. But he didn’t.
You posted that pic of those quack doctors last summer on the Capitol steps full of lies and disinformation circulating Facebook didn't you?
 

JWolf74

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Perfect example. There are dozens of doctors, epidemiologists, scientists, etc. who all have varying opinions and thoughts on this that disagree vehemently with the blow hard Fauci.

If Fauci could have stuck to science and his opinions and not make shit up to for the preferred political narrative he would have been much better off. But he didn’t.
So no credentials, then? That's what I thought. Rand Paul is a perfect example of nepotism in medical education. He either paid no attention in school and/or has allowed 30 years of conspiracy nonsense to poison his brain.

Dr. Fauci literary wrote part of one of the main textbooks in medicine. It's a shame Rand never opened it.

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Perfect example. There are dozens of doctors, epidemiologists, scientists, etc. who all have varying opinions and thoughts on this that disagree vehemently with the blow hard Fauci.

If Fauci could have stuck to science and his opinions and not make shit up to for the preferred political narrative he would have been much better off. But he didn’t.

Curious. Do you know what consensus means? Why it’s important in research?
 

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Perfect example. There are dozens of doctors, epidemiologists, scientists, etc. who all have varying opinions and thoughts on this that disagree vehemently with the blow hard Fauci.

If Fauci could have stuck to science and his opinions and not make shit up to for the preferred political narrative he would have been much better off. But he didn’t.
you sound very angry that Fauci refused to bow down and praise dear leader that you've sworn fealty to.
 

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Paul has been milking rubes for years in a perpetual run for the presidency. He's a charlatan and a showman. No more. Moderate Republicans used to cringe when he started on with his racial theories and medical quackery, now he's mainstream.
I hope the medical school at Duke cancels him some day.
 
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Perfect example. There are dozens of doctors, epidemiologists, scientists, etc. who all have varying opinions and thoughts on this that disagree vehemently with the blow hard Fauci.

If Fauci could have stuck to science and his opinions and not make shit up to for the preferred political narrative he would have been much better off. But he didn’t.
What do you disagree with Dr. Fauci on? Please be specific and not overly general. Blow-hards are overly general.