2014, Asia, Wuhan Institute Of Virology discussed on Dan O'Donnell


How before Nya, where the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department is investigating a possible shooting situation. Police and firefighters are responding to reports of shots fired at the Valley Transportation Authority Light rail yard in San Jose. The sheriff is currently asking people to stay away from the area. There are unconfirmed reports At multiple people have been shot. We are also hearing that there may be at least one fatality. There is expected to be a press briefing in just a couple of minutes. We will keep you posted on this still developing story, but it looks like some sort of shooting event. What's being described as an active shooter, although based on the law enforcement activity I've seen Look, folks I've covered far too many far more of these than I'd care to Based on what I'm seeing. It does look to me at least and obviously I have no more information than what I'm seeing on news reports that the situation the shooter is either neutralized in custody or deceased that he is not still at this. Scene. But of course, we will wait for official word from law enforcement sources. The worst thing you can do is speculate on this sort of stuff. But since we're obviously nowhere near San Jose, California I'm just giving you my Consent opinion on that, Speaking of 10 Cent opinions, let's go once again to Dr Anthony Fauci, whose reputation just in the last couple of days. Has even in liberal circles suffered a severe severe blow. And do you know how I know this? Big article in CNN. Chinese state media has turned on Anthony Fauci. This is huge. This ladies and gentlemen could be the death knell of his credibility. So at a Senate subcommittee hearing yesterday Fauci in a remarkable turn, and we we have seen a huge about face from this guy over the past couple of days. Didn't just say yes. The United States was in fact funding research into bat Corona viruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. We were right to do this. This was important work. These were credible researchers. These were world renowned researchers here in a minute and 13 seconds. He doesn't just admit to funding ICO Health Alliance, which is an American company. That then turned around and gave money to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, he says. We needed to do this. We had to do this. We had to prevent another sour SARS outbreak the likes of which we saw in 2002 in 2003 in Asia, we had a big scare with Sauce Co. V one. Back in 2000 to 2000 and three Where that particular virus unquestionably went from a bath to an intermediate host to start an epidemic and a pandemic that resulted in 8000 cases and close to 800 deaths. It would have been almost dereliction of duty. If we didn't study this, and the only way you can study these things is you've got to go where the action is. So I often say, somewhat tongue in cheek. You don't want to study bats in Fairfax County, Virginia, to find out what the animal human interface is that might lead. Too and jumping of species. So we had a modest collaboration with very respectable Chinese scientists to a world experts on Corona virus. And we did that through a sub grant from a larger grant. Iko help the sub Grant was about $600,000 over a period of five years, so it was a modest amount and the purpose of it Was to study the animal human interface to do surveillance and to determine if he's bad viruses were even capable of transmitting infection to humans. Well as we all certainly know now, they sure as heck were. This is the first time to my knowledge that Fauci has said publicly Yes, we were indeed funding this research. Now he's continuing to vehemently deny that any American dollars funded gain of function research. This was A big source of contention week or so ago that he had with Senator Rand Paul where Paul was saying, Look, the evidence is overwhelming that they were doing gain of function, research and gain of function. Research is where researchers will actually take a virus and cause it to mutate to try to. It's nothing nefarious. This isn't like doctor doom here trying to infect the world. What they're trying to do is predict how viruses will mutate naturally so we can develop treatments so we can respond to them develop vaccines, that sort of thing. It was almost certain that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was doing gain of function research. And it was almost certain that the United States was helping to fund this research because of the timing off when this brand to ICO Health alliance was given In 2014. The Obama administration put a three year moratorium on all gain of function research in the United States, effectively killing it for the rest of the Obama administration's time in office. There would be no gain of function research in the United States. Three years before that, 2011 Dr Fauci wrote an op ed in the pages of The Washington Post in which he defended vigorously gain of function research. He said, Look, yes, we know it's risky. But this is a necessary risk to prevent the next global pandemic. We need to do it now. Fauci at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was responsible for handing out grants for research. So he clearly likes gain of function research. But by 2014, he's not able to do it. The Chinese were Fauci gives millions and grant money to ICO Health Alliance. ICO Health uses a portion of that money to study bat Corona viruses Its partner in this effort, the Wuhan Institute of Virology. What we learned over the past couple of days is that not only Did three researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology gets sick with covert like symptoms. And did you know I did not know this? I thought it was more recent that it was first reported that the researchers had been infected. The State Department put out a news release in January before Biden was sworn in saying, Ah, we have evidence that there were three researchers who got sick in November what the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. Those a bombshell was that they were sick enough to go to the hospital. This is significant because they were sick with covert like symptoms. Now they just happen to be working on back Corona viruses at this lab three. Researchers have the earliest known cases of what is almost certainly Cove in 19. Do the math. But for years or for a ma year months, Fauci himself had been saying No, no, there's no evidence whatsoever. At this originated in a lab may 3rd 2020, he's asked specifically on National Geographic doctor you believe or is there evidence that Stars co V two is made in the lab in China or accidentally released from a lab in China? Well, you know, there's two issues. If you look at the evolution of the virus in bats and what's out there now. It is very, very strongly leaning towards this could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated the way the mutations have naturally evolved. A number of very qualified evolutionary biologists have said that everything about the stepwise evolution over time strongly indicates that involved in nature and then jumped species, okay. Well, how do you explain this? Fauci was just asked over the weekend. Hey, do you still believe in the natural origin of Kobe 19? Do you still think that the science is overwhelming that it started in nature? No. I'm not convinced about that. I think that we should continue to investigate. What went on in China until we find out to the best of our ability exactly what happened? Certainly the people who've investigated saying it likely was the emergence from an animal reservoir. Have been infected individuals, but it could have been something else. Well, where was this uncertainty a year ago. Obviously, there was a political component to this as the person who was asserting that Cove in 19 likely originated.

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