Saturday, June 26, 2021

NIH Deleted Early COVID-19 Data at the Request of the Chinese; Fauci Fought Trump Order to Cancel Research Grant Linked to Wuhan Lab, and other C-Virus related stories

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NIH deleted early COVID-19 data at the request of the Chinese:
How will the U.S. ever hold China accountable for the spread of the coronavirus if our government officials are complicit in the cover-up?
The U.S. National Institutes of Health deleted early coronavirus gene data sequences in one of their databases, at the request of the Chinese researchers, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The NIH confirmed to the Journal that it deleted the sequences after receiving a request from a Chinese researcher who submitted them three months earlier. The Chinese researcher promised the NIH they would refresh and upload new data in another database; however, it’s unclear if that ever happened.
The NIH told the Journal it deleted the data because “submitting investigators hold the rights to their data and can request withdrawal of the data,” so in other words, bureaucratic nonsense.
“It makes us wonder if there are other sequences like these that have been purged,” Vaughn S. Cooper, a University of Pittsburgh evolutionary biologist, told the Journal. The Journal reported the missing sequences weren’t likely to change researchers’ current understanding of the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic but do cast further doubt on China‘s cooperation and transparency in the investigation into the origin of the virus.
It’s also unclear the role Dr. Anthony Fauci played in aiding and abetting the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in their gain-of-function research. Dr. Fauci initially resisted an order from then-President Donald J. Trump to cancel a U.S. research grant for nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance linked to WIV, but “reluctantly agreed” after he learned Mr. Trump explicitly ordered its cancellation, Fox News reported after obtaining an advanced copy of the book, “Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration’s Response to the Pandemic That Changed History,” authored by two Washington Post reporters. --->READ MORE HERE
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Fauci fought Trump order to cancel research grant linked to Wuhan lab:
Dr. Anthony Fauci fought orders from the Trump administration to revoke a research grant to a nonprofit linked to the Wuhan Institute of Virology — only to “reluctantly agree” after it was implied that his job might be on the line, according to a new book.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director and his colleagues grappled with how to respond to the request in April 2020 to withhold the remaining $369,819 balance for nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance’s project studying coronaviruses, according to the forthcoming book, “Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration’s Response to the Pandemic That Changed History.”
“On the afternoon of April 24, [National Institutes of Health] director Francis Collins and Fauci received notice that Trump wanted to formally announce in a 5:00 p.m. press conference that the grant had been terminated,” the authors, Washington Post reporters Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta, wrote in an excerpt obtained by Fox News. --->READ MORE HERE
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