OAN’s Brooke Mallory
2:13 PM – Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Dr. Anthony Fauci’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic will not be remembered favorably by history, according to Senator Rand Paul.
The Kentucky senator made these remarks on Monday during an interview with Fox News Digital .
He also recommended that Fauci be imprisoned for misleading Congress about the extent and severity of the pandemic.
Fauci’s “actions in covering up the origins of the virus will go down in history as probably one of the most egregious and infamous public health decisions in our lifetime,” Paul (R-Ky.) asserted.
“Every step of the way, Fauci has publicly protested and said, ‘we never funded any gain-of-function research in Wuhan,’ but if you look at his private emails, it tells a different story,” he added.
Gain-of-function research focuses on genetically modifying microbes to confer new traits and capabilities. It is also possible that some of the gain-of-function research’s studies increased the illness’s transmissibility.
The National Review revealed all the specifics of Fauci’s deception to Congress on the source of the virus in a September 2023 article. The National Institutes of Health was reportedly funding research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. In an email dated January 27th, 2020, Fauci purportedly received talking points on the research from an aide.
Later that night, Fauci discussed what he claimed were the latest COVID-19 discoveries during a news conference. Fauci most recently gave a testimony before the House Select Subcommittee on the Pandemic of Coronaviruses last week.
Representative Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio), the chairman of the committee, expressed worry to reporters regarding Fauci’s apparent incapacity to recall crucial decisions he made in the early phases of the pandemic.
Reportedly, 1.1 million Americans died as a result of the virus. However, a number of nurses and Americans have claimed on social media platforms that hospital workers were told to note “COVID-19” as a cause of death on death certificates if a patient had tested positive for the virus during their final moments or after their passing, even if their death had nothing to do with COVID-19.
This begs the question of whether the death rate numbers associated with COVID-19 are truly accurate. Some have even tried to claim that hospitals received additional funding depending on how many COVID-19-related deaths were occurring in the medical establishments.
Nonetheless, an “anti-misinformation” fact-checking website called verifythis.com reported that “Hospitals don’t get more money for listing COVID-19 as a cause of death, but they do get a bump in payment from Medicare if a patient has a COVID-19 diagnosis.”
“Lying to Congress is a felony punishable up to five years in prison. When he came and told me that he did not find gain-of-function research and move on—that was a bald-faced lie,” Paul said. “I gave him a chance to correct the record a month later when he came back to the committee, and he refused to do so.”
“And to this day, he has been dissembling and really trying to point blame away from him, but that’s a felony,” the senator continued.
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