Former NY Times science editor says Fauci did approve gain-of-function


Nicholas Wade, a former New York Times science editor was asked about the brouhaha over Dr. Fauci during an interview on Newstalk 955. He said, “I was just perplexed. It just seems clear that these experiments would have enhanced the virulence of a natural pathogen. And that’s the definition of gaining function, it is very broad. So how Fauci can say he didn’t fund such work is a puzzle to me.”

Is Fauci to blame, in part, for COVID-19? Click here to read Wade’s piece for yourself at

From the Medium article, pointing the finger at Fauci:

The moratorium specifically barred funding any gain-of-function research that increased the pathogenicity of the flu, MERS, or SARS viruses. But then a footnote on p.2 of the moratorium document states that “An exception from the research pause may be obtained if the head of the USG funding agency determines that the research is urgently necessary to protect the public health or national security.”

This seems to mean that either the director of the NIAID, Dr. Anthony Fauci, or the director of the NIH, Dr. Francis Collins, or maybe both, would have invoked the footnote in order to keep the money flowing to Dr. Shi’s gain-of-function research.

“Unfortunately, the NIAID Director and the NIH Director[Fauci] exploited this loophole to issue exemptions to projects subject to the Pause –preposterously asserting the exempted research was ‘urgently necessary to protect public health or national security’ — thereby nullifying the Pause,” Dr. Richard Ebright said in an interview with Independent Science News.

When the moratorium was ended in 2017 it didn’t just vanish but was replaced by a reporting system, the Potential Pandemic Pathogens Control, and Oversight (P3CO) Framework, which required agencies to report for review any dangerous gain-of-function work they wished to fund.

According to Dr. Ebright, both Dr. Collins and Dr. Fauci “have declined to flag and forward proposals for risk-benefit review, thereby nullifying the P3CO Framework.”

In his view, the two officials, in dealing with the moratorium and the ensuing reporting system, “have systematically thwarted efforts by the White House, the Congress, scientists, and science policy specialists to regulate GoF [gain-of-function] research of concern.”

On Medium and on Newstalk 955, Nicholas Wade also gave a fascinating report talking about the origins of COVID-19 and how all the signs point to a leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

This is what Dr. Zuckerberg and Dr. Dorsey wouldn’t let us report.

Dr. Paul pointed it out on his Twitter page:

I would like to add that China allowed its people to travel the world when they weren’t allowed to travel within the country. The Chinese Communist Party did willfully spread the virus that probably began in one of the Wuhan laboratories.

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The Prisoner
The Prisoner
1 year ago

This is good reporting, we do not need a showman like Tucker to get in the way of actual reporting. I’d bet that Tucker, with his research staff, knew about Fauci’s activities a year ago after InfoWars reported it.

The fact that Fauci was involved in gain of function research was established one year ago, and Alex Jones was the first I am aware of to report it. The financial records and some informants showed this. Our intel agencies surely knew all about it.

What we have here is a affirmation of what Jones first reported. The NYT is certainly a much less credible source, but for the NYT to report it shows that the corrupt US establishment has chosen Fauci to be a scapegoat, and a very deserved one.

1 year ago

This evidence is well beyond a reasonable doubt that Fauci and others are ChiCom agents enlisted and well paid to ruin the economies of the US and the world and to allow the ChiComs to emerge as the foremost world power. This is WWIII and those who are participating in the farce we call the “Biden-Harris Administration” are active and willing ChiCom agents or fellow-travellers. The entire federal bureaucracy is infiltrated by the ChiComs and is suspect and needs to be replaced by patriots and it must be done immediately.

Happy Cry vs Crappy High
Happy Cry vs Crappy High
1 year ago

Comrade Wade got some ‘splainin to do.
He is not on the pay level of the bestest bureaucrat evarz, comrade kommissar Lysenko err I mean Fauci.

1 year ago

Fauci is just playing with words. The facts appear to be that Fauci funded “Gain of Function” research through a 3rd Party in a Level 2 facility in a country (China) that is a US Military and Political enemy, and that research was too dangerous to do in a US Level 4 facility at the time. At the end of the Day, Fauci has the blood of over 3 million people on his hands. That’s a crime against humanity. Financing the research in a country that is an enemy is nothing short of Treason. The Chinese knew they could get away with letting the virus spread World Wide because the United States was funding it and they could always blame the United States for creating it in the first place. We really need to get control of the Deep State Bureaucrats in Government. Fauci is a good place to start!

Sam R
Sam R
1 year ago
Reply to  GuvGeek

I agree completely. Fauci should be put on trial and charged with “Crimes against Humanity” at a new Nuremburg trial. Allow him to plea bargain for life in prison instead of death by firing squad or by hanging in exchange for his testimony to convict Barack Obama and Bill Gates as the master manipulators working to bring this effort to fruition with the goal of reducing world population, all in the name of fighting the boogeyman, “Climate Change”.