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Jun 02 2021
Francis Collins calls for a closer look at the lab-leak theory, and shares what most surprised him about the virus.
As Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, recounted the moment, his eyes welled with tears.
A few months before, he and his colleague Anthony Fauci had confided in each other their hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine. The FDA had set theThe Atlantic
Dec 09 2021
No documents exist explaining why officials decided to remove the definition of “gain-of-function research” from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) website, the agency told The Epoch Times.
The NIH site used to include a 232-word definition of the research, but it was removed around the same time the agency disclosed that research it funded in China met the definition.
TheThe Epoch Times
Dec 07 2021
It's Dr. Francis Collins' last few weeks as director of the National Institutes of Health after 12 years, serving under three presidents.
Collins made his name doing the kind of biomedical research NIH is famous for, especially running The Human Genome Project, which fully sequenced the human genetic code. The focus on biomedicine and cures has helped him grow the agency's budget toNPR (Online News)
Oct 27 2021
Republicans say a letter from a National Institutes of Health official is an admission that the agency funded so-called gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses in China, with some falsely linking the work to the pandemic coronavirus. But the research, which the NIH maintains is not gain-of-function, could not have led to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
On Oct. 20, theFactCheck.org
Oct 21 2021
The National Institutes of Health said on Wednesday that a nonprofit group under fire from some Congressional Republicans for its research collaborations in China had failed to promptly report findings from studies on how well bat coronaviruses grow in mice.
In a letter to Representative James Comer, Republican of Kentucky, the N.I.H. said that the group, EcoHealth Alliance, had fiveNew York Times (News)
Oct 26 2014
The top government infectious disease specialist warned politicians against Ebola quarantines on Sunday, saying aggressive protocols targeting all health workers who fight the disease are not backed up by good science and could ultimately threaten public health in the United States.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, made several TVHuffPost
Oct 19 2014
A top official at the National Institutes of Health pushed back on Sunday against calls for a travel ban over the Ebola virus, arguing that flight restrictions would only make it more difficult to combat the disease.
During an appearance on "Fox News Sunday," Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said a travel ban would actually complicateHuffPost
May 11 2021
Anthony Fauci and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) 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.
Why it matters: Questions remain about the origins of the coronavirus and the so-called "lab leak hypothesis" — the theoryAxios
Apr 05 2021
A National Institutes of Health (NIH) oversight board meant to critically evaluate research that would enhance highly dangerous pathogens did not review a grant that funded a lab in Wuhan, China, to genetically modify bat-based coronaviruses, the Daily Caller reported on Monday.
"This is a systemic problem," said Rutgers University professor of chemical biology Richard Ebright,Newsmax (News)
Feb 22 2022
WITH THE GLOBAL death toll from Covid-19 approaching 6 million, the need to understand the origins of the pandemic is both pressing and grave. But the National Institutes of Health continues to withhold critical documents that could shed light on this question. This week, in response to ongoing litigation over public records related to coronavirus research funded by the federal agency, the NIHThe Intercept