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WATCH: ‘You Are Entirely And Completely Incorrect’: Fauci Shuts Down Rand Paul

Veteran epidemiologist Dr. Anthony Fauci and Senator Rand Paul (Q-Moscow) got into a heated debate at a Senate Health Committee hearing on Tuesday, clashing over whether funding from the National Institutes of Health was used for risky “gain-of-function” research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Paul, who created his own medical board when he couldn’t get certification as an ophthalmologist, has clashed with Fauci before on the same topic. Apparently, the Kentuckian with neighbor issues also has a problem retaining medical facts and information.

Questions remain about the origins of the coronavirus and the so-called “lab leak hypothesis” β€” the theory that the virus resulted from experiments in the Wuhan lab that accidentally spilled over, which the head of the World Health Organization has said should be investigated further. Scientists are still uncertain about the ultimate origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. But whether the virus spilled over from an animal (still considered the most likely possibility) or because of an accident in a lab, finding the answer matters for preventing the next pandemic.

But instead of focusing on the truth and the science, Paul fell back on the old MAGA talking points of blaming China for the Coronavirus epidemic and accusing our health agencies of assisting them. Dr. Fauci wasn’t having any of it, at one point firmly telling the COVID-spreading Senator, “You are entirely and completely incorrect.”

Dr. Fauci told Paul, “I do not have any accounting of what the Chinese may have done, and I am fully in favor of any further investigation of what went on in China. However, I will repeat again, the NIH and NIAID categorically has not funded gain-of-function research to be conducted in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”

Watch the exchange between Dr. Fauci and “Russian Rand”, below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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