Fauci Pushed for ‘Gain-of-Function’ Research in 2012, Said It Was Worth the Risk of Pandemic – IOTW Report

Fauci Pushed for ‘Gain-of-Function’ Research in 2012, Said It Was Worth the Risk of Pandemic


Dr. Anthony Fauci, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director and medical advisor to Joe Biden, defended controversial “gain-of-function” research in 2012, and said the research was worth the risk of a pandemic.

“In an unlikely but conceivable turn of events, what if that scientist becomes infected with the virus, which leads to an outbreak and ultimately triggers a pandemic?” Fauci wrote in an article in  the American Society for Microbiology in October 2012—which was first reported by The Australian. “Scientists working in this field might say — as indeed I have said — that the benefits of such experiments and the resulting knowledge outweigh the risks.”

Gain-of-function research involves extracting natural virus samples from animals and engineering them to infect humans for the development of therapeutics and vaccines. more

19 Comments on Fauci Pushed for ‘Gain-of-Function’ Research in 2012, Said It Was Worth the Risk of Pandemic

  1. Sounds like a guy who missed his true calling researching at one of the German Concentration camps. Did he go to the Mary Shelley school of medicine? Asking for a friend.

  2. Didn’t the little man say that during President Trump’s presidency that he’d likely face a pandemic? I swear I read that somewhere and it disappeared into the ether, along with acknowledgement of Event 201 pandemic exercise.

  3. Fauci was instrumental in facilitating the dangerous gain of function research that Obama ordered shut down during his administration, and then…

    In January 2017 just before Trump took office, (1) Obama et al. ended the moratorium on this research and (2) Fauci predicted that Trump would have to deal with a pandemic during his administration.

    And recall the suppression of hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin etc. in favor of vaccines.

    All of these monsters need to be punished by the old Chinese sentence of “death by a thousand slices”.

    See CTH article and some of the comments. https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2021/05/28/investigative-journalist-and-author-sharri-markson-reveals-how-dr-fauci-restarted-gain-of-function-research-after-obama-administration-stopped-it/

  4. Our intuitions’ alarm bells were clanging at Full Alert! when this guy first stepped up to address the nation as one of the leaders of Pence’s WH Covid 19 Response Team. Every time he opened his mouth he reversed what he’d just said and denied his duplicity every single time. He’s an incompetent gov’t lifer who was given way too much authority. He’s a very dangerous man. We need a tribunal and a gallows ala Nuremberg for his level of calculated crime against humanity.

  5. @Jerry Manderin

    I think that sums it up PERFECTLY.

    Those responsible owe us about 2 years of our lives, the money, time, losses & missed experiences.

  6. @Sax

    You are right. Fauci undermined Trump every single day.
    They must have calculated that there was some benefit to continuity and the media repercussions.

    I firmly believe that it was an inside job to get Trump sick with the Covi. But the Orange Guy was the only world leader that acted like a MAN.

  7. @Abigail Adams

    Fauci really was Never the same side twice.
    He could not keep his story straight for 5 minutes with Rand Paul.

    They should let some real medical lawyers at him for a few days.

  8. I still cannot believe how many people are still wearing the 😷 mask muzzles even after injecting themselves with the poison dart, and lifting the mandate.

    This country will never be the same. 😿

    Thanks Dr Fraud I don’t have enough curse word’s to describe what you are.
    I hope Rand Paul continues to be a thorn in his side. By the way where is the rest of Republican Party? 🤔 Crickets


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