Bombshell COVID Admission

( – After years of ambiguity and evasion, National Institutes of Health (NIH) principal deputy director Lawrence Tabak finally acknowledged that U.S. taxpayer money funded gain-of-function research at thе Wuhan Institute of Virology in China before the COVID-19 pandemic.

During a hearing with the Select Subcommitteе on the Coronavirus Pandemic, Representative Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) directly questioned Tabak: “Dr. Tabak, did NIH fund gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institutе of Virology through [the nonprofit] EcoHealth [Alliance]?”

Tabak replied, “It depends on your definition of gain-of-function research. If you’re speaking about the generic term, yes, we did.”

This admission comes after morе than four years of shaky responses from U.S. public health officials, including Tabak and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases former director Dr. Anthony Fauci regarding the controversial research technique that enhances viruses to increase their infectivity.

In his explanation, Tabak attempted to downplay the dangers of this type of research by noting, “This is research, the generic term [gain-of-function], is research that goes on in many, many labs around the country. It is not regulated. And the reason it’s not regulated is it poses no threat or harm to anybody.”

However, Biosafety Now co-founder and Rutgers University genetics professor Dr. Bryce Nickels criticized Tabak’s evasive rhetoric.

Nickels expressed that “Tabak was engaging in the usual obfuscation and semantic manipulation that is so frustrating and pointless” and accused NIH’s leadership of dodging responsibility for high-risk research.

Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has taken measures against the Wuhan Institute of Virology, including a 10-year federal grant ban and pulling all grant funding from EcoHealth Alliance for three years.

In an October 2021 letter to Congress, Tabak admitted NIH funded an experiment at the Wuhan lab to test if bat coronavirus spike proteins could bind to the human ACE2 receptor in mice.

He revealed that EcoHealth did not report when their modified viruses became significantly more infectious, a clear violation of grant conditions. On that day, NIH removed its online definition of gain-of-function research.

Despite Tabak’s recent concession and previous denials by Fauci, the investigation continues as the House subcommittee explores if COVID-19 could have accidentally leaked from the Wuhan lab, a theory supported by multiple U.S. intelligence and health officials.

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