[Ed. – Oh, heck, there’s no way to put a polite spin on this. The FOIA’ed documents refer to NIH funding from Fauci’s time at NIAID of coronavirus research that meets the criteria for what Fauci told the Senate NIH had NOT funded. There’s more already, and with 900 pages to wade through, it looks like there will be even more.]
For reference, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funneled some $600,000 to the Wuhan Institute of Virology . This is important because the money was disbursed when Fauci served as the agency’s director.
“The bat coronavirus grant provided the EcoHealth Alliance with a total of $3.1 million, including $599,000 that the Wuhan Institute of Virology used in part to identify and alter bat coronaviruses likely to infect humans,” the Intercept reported.
It added, “Even before the pandemic, many scientists were concerned about the potential dangers associated with such experiments. The grant proposal acknowledges some of those dangers: ‘Fieldwork involves the highest risk of exposure to SARS or other CoVs, while working in caves with high bat density overhead and the potential for fecal dust to be inhaled.'”
These details would appear to contradict what Fauci, who serves now as the White House chief medical adviser, has maintained in congressional hearings, namely that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases did not support “gain of function” research in Wuhan, which served as ground zero for the pandemic.