Did Fauci Fund ‘Gain of Function’ Research, Thereby Causing COVID-19 Pandemic?

Posted on AllSides October 25th, 2021
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Gage Skidmore

Claim: National Institutes of Health Director Anthony Fauci helped fund gain of function research at a facility in Wuhan, China, and that research ultimately led to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rating: Unproven

Context: The claim that Fauci is "responsible" for the COVID-19 pandemic is based, in turn, on speculation that NIH-funded gain of function research resulted in a manipulated form of the coronavirus "spilling over" from the Wuhan Institute of Virology and infecting the human population. n October 2021, the congressional group U.S. House Oversight Committee revealed that a grantee of...

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