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US Financed COVID Under Unsafe Conditions? Top Trump Hating Virologist Admits It Implicitly

July 28, 2021

US NIH Financed Gain Of Function on Lethal Corona Bat Viruses At The Wuhan Institute Of Virology

Senator Ron Paul, an MD, accused Dr. Fauci to have financed research in China at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, to make lethal bat coronaviruses even deadlier and more transmissible (Gain Of Function (GoF)). Senator Paul considered that Fauci’s answer “you don’t know what you are talking about, Senator!” was a lie, and reminded him he risked five years imprisonment for lying to Congress under oath. Reading carefully the Twitter thread from partisan virology professor Stuart Neil who ferociously attacks Senator Ron Paul, brings the fair minded to the opposite conclusion to the one intended by the eminent virologist. One just has to quote him. 

The virologist admits “The EcoHealth grant was judged by the [NIH] vetting committee to not involve GoF because the investigators were REPLACING a function in a virus that ALREADY HAD human tropism rather than giving a function to one that could not infect humans“. [Stuart’s own capital letters] In other words, Stuart Neil is splitting hair. Investigators were engineering a virus transmissible to people, they were not doing Gain Of Function (GoF) to gain transmissibility that did not exist, says virologist Neil because that transmissibility was already there. What the virologist doesn’t say is that the transmissibility was improved and that these viruses, found in a cave in 2012, were lethal to humans (they killed miners, that’s how they were found). 

The eminent virologist then adds that it was not gain of function… because the NIH said it was not gain of function, although he adds ominously, contradicting all he said: “Understandably this is a grey area. While I personally think the research was justifiable, there are legitimate concerns that such work needs to be contained in BSL3 and above, and we know some aspects (we do not know which despite innuendo) were performed at BSL2 in WIV” 

So bioengineering on ACE2 spikes for a dangerous virus at the Wuhan Institute of Virology funded by the US National Institute of Health had to be done with maximum bio security, but it was not.

I am pro-science max. I feel and think science should be financed ten times more. I approve of China’s gigantic efforts in science and technology. I also approve of, and I am all for, Gain of Function research, if done not too dangerously. However it was done dangerous at WIV, and the NIH knew it (or at least part of NIH knew it). As persons such as Dr. Fauci lied and dissembled about that deplorable situation, they engaged in various distracting shows throwing blame everywhere, but in the right direction: as was already known from a previous scientific commission, some of the most dangerous research on Earth was conducted at WIV under very unsafe conditions… And NIH financed it.

Fauci lied. On 7/27. 2021, a bipartisan powerful group of Senators started action on US funding of very dangerous biological research in China [1].

Patrice Ayme

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Gain Of Function research is a fundamental way forward, not just scientifically, but philosophically. It should not be the reserved province of all mighty clowns like Dr. Fauci, who did, indeed, lie.

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[1] The United States must complete a thorough review of existing and prior U.S. government support or funding for research collaboration with the People Republic of China related to gain-of-function, synthetic biology, biotechnology, or other research areas that pose dual-use concerns,” the senators said. “U.S. taxpayer funding should not support any collaboration with PRC entities that pose health, economic, or security risks for the United States.

The senators said China “has demonstrated lax biosecurity standards, violated the International Health Regulations, attempted to steal intellectual property related to COVID-19 vaccines, and may be in violation of the Biological Weapons Convention,” arguing the U.S. “should not be partnering with or funding any country that exhibits these risk factors.

RAND PAUL SENDS CRIMINAL REFERRAL SAYING FAUCI LIED ABOUT FUNDING GAIN-OF-FUNCTION

Two Myths: Trump Anti-Science, And Obama Pro-Science

October 31, 2020

JUST LOOK AT THE NUMBERS:

One argument against Trump has been that he is anti-science: just listen to the plutocratic media, they use that line continually. 

They are liars. Big time.

The NIH, National Institute of Health saw its budget increase under Trump, after seeing a decrease under Obama-Biden. NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.

Here it is: 

Notice the decrease of the NIH budget under Obama, after the jolt of the “Recovery Act” of 2009

The Global Deep Plutocratic media then leverage their lie by adding there are all these COVID deaths… because Trump is anti-science. 

The argument is fraught, because comparisons in the number of deaths caused by COVID between regions, countries and periods cannot be made. For example, early on France did not count nursing home deaths, and then started to do so… But Germany next door did not do so for much longer… Thus getting automatically fewer COVID deaths than France.

Truly what matters most is EXCESS DEATHS: of much more deaths than average. A paper published in the Lancet by Raoult and Al. showed that in the Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur region of France, COVID did not create excess deaths… the reason being that other pulmonary diseases (flu, pneumonia) got depressed by social distancing from COVID. This is a vivid illustration of what Trump was talking about when he said that the flu killed more than 100,000 a year, sometimes, in the USA, and one would have to learn to live with COVID. Twitter and Facebook claimed those statements were malevolent, misleading and dangerous, and censored them (just as they prevent, with Google, links critical of the Bidens). 

But in truth the flu, influenza, destroys the immune function inside the lungs, by up to 90%, making them much more sensitive to pneumonia, etc. Incorporating this effect, doubles immediately the number of deaths attributable to the flu. And probably COVID. 

So much for Trump being anti-science.

Ah, Trump also received a highly experimental anti-body treatment from Regeneron… Which was then in Class I trial. By comparison, when Einstein was proposed an experimental aortal aneurism treatment, he declined, not wishing to try something then rather new. So much for Einstein being a great researcher. That surgical treatment has long been standard. Also individuals are not addicted as much to tobacco nowadays as Einstein and President Franklin Roosevelt were. They were both told it was killing them, but, as good drug addicts, they persisted. Trump does not do drugs after an elder brother died from it… Nor does Biden who quipped that there were already enough drunkards in his family… That’s why Trump and Biden are not as decrepit as Einstein and FDR (who died at 63, looking 93).

Actually the argument can easily be made, looking at graphs, or straight spending, that Obama-Biden reduced science budgets, and fundamental technology budgets, in a nefarious way. 

In the matter of development and ecology, this is obvious: Obama-Biden people such as Chu, his energy secretary, developed batteries and killed hydrogen research. They had a vested interest.

However hydrogen and derivatives, be it for fusion, burning, storage, etc. are mandatory for renewable energy, and a green future. Mandatory. Batteries, however convenient for cars, are more of a blind alley: the best energy densities achieved in the lab by batteries are 1% of fossil fuels. Hydrogen, of course, is so competitive with fossil fuels that highest performance rockets use it instead of fossil fuels (SpaceX is switching from fossil fuel in its Falcon rocket to liquid methane, CH4, in its Starship, an easier-to-manipulate hydrogen substitute…).  

The political establishment in the West has been excellent at producing lies in the last half century. And, first of all, “Free Trade”. That’s their main industry. The dictatorship in China does not need to lie to have more power, because its power is already maximal. The paradox of Global Deep Plutocracy is that, to acquire more power at home, it needs to lie, so they rolled out the liar-in-chief, Biden. An effect of all this lying mood, is the relative weakening of science, which is the hard core of experimental truth. China does not have this limitation: the rule of the dictatorship is not threatened by scientific truth, accordingly, it is making a giant effort in science.

It is so rewarding to see that China has renewed with some of its deepest traditions…

Patrice Ayme    


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