(PresidentialWire.com)- The National Institutes of Health as quietly, and curiously, changed an important part of its website last week at around the same time it disclosed in a Congressional hearing that experiments funded by the federal agency technically did meet the definition of gain-of-function after all.
Previously, the NIH’s website offered a full and detailed explanation of what gain-of-function research is and what it means. Specifically, it said that the term refers to any kind of research that “modifies a biological agent so that it confers new or enhanced activity to that agent.”
That description, which would help people understand the implications of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s inaccurate claims that the NIH never funded gain-of-function research, appears to have disappeared from the website sometime between October 19 and October 21.
Now the page, which you can see here, only very briefly refers to gain-of-function research in the context of Enhanced Potential Pandemic Pathogens (ePPPs). It says that the “vast majority of GOF research does not involve ePPP and falls outside the scope of oversight required for research involving ePPPs.”
Why would they remove such an important definition from their website, right around the time they admit that American taxpayers’ money was used to fund research that may have led to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in 2019?
A spokesperson for the NIH told The Epoch Times that the information related to gain-of-function research was “being misused/used incorrectly” and “creating confusion.”
How? How is it confusing if the definition of gain-of-function research was so clearly outlined on the site?
Maybe it’s time for Dr. Anthony Fauci to face Congress once again and be forced to admit that he lied to Senator Rand Paul.