NY Post: Fauci Should Go, Hid Wuhan Truth

NY Post: Fauci Should Go, Hid Wuhan Truth anthony fauci raises his hand while speaking at hearing Dr. Anthony Fauci responds to accusations by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., as he testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, July 20, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (J. Scott Applewhite-Pool/Getty Images)

By Charlie McCarthy | Wednesday, 08 September 2021 08:50 AM

Dr. Anthony Fauci has been "an impediment to knowing the true story of COVID-19" and no longer should advise the nation about the ongoing health crisis, the New York Post said Tuesday.

New reports cast doubt on Fauci's insistence that no U.S. money went to "gain-of-function" research, by which scientists manipulate viruses, often making them more transmittable, to study their effects and develop treatments, the Post reported.

Fauci testified before Congress in May and insisted that the U.S. "has not ever and does not now fund gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology."

But records acquired by The Intercept detail grants that the U.S. government’s scientific agencies gave to an outfit called EcoHealth Alliance, which funneled some of that money to research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China, the Post said.

"Fauci has been an impediment to knowing the true story of COVID-19. It’s obvious he’s prioritized funding and research over accountability," the Post Editorial Board said.

"Congress should call Fauci on the carpet to explain under oath exactly what he knows about EcoHealth and Wuhan. And then, as we’ve said before, he needs to go. He’s undermined the trust needed to successfully fight the pandemic. A vaccinated society needs to move on. And it needs to know the truth."

A clause in the contract between the U.S. government and EcoHealth Alliance said that "prior to altering mutant viruses," the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases needed a "detailed description" of the proposed changes. Work on coronaviruses "must be submitted to NIAID for review and approval."

Fauci is director of the NIAID.

"Surprise surprise — Fauci lied again. And I was right about his agency funding novel Coronavirus research at Wuhan," Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., tweeted Tuesday.

After the COVID outbreak, EcoHealth President Peter Daszak wanted scientists, including Fauci, to publicly denounce the idea that the virus leaked from the Wuhan lab.

Facebook and other social media platforms then censored any allegation against the lab as "false."

"I have already asked the [Department of Justice] to review Fauci’s testimony for lying to Congress," Paul tweeted Tuesday afternoon. "This report should make it abundantly clear that he needs to be held accountable."