Once again this week, the legacy media have exerted their bias over America’s news diet, selectively featuring stories that favor their agenda and eliding stories that paint a more realistic and less optimistic picture of life under the Biden administration.
Here are three of the most significant stories the media failed to cover in proportion to their importance:
1. The NIH seemingly admits funding gain of function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology
Last Wednesday, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) raised questions about whether it had funded gain of function research regarding increasing the transmissibility of “bat coronavirus” to humans at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
“‘I told you so’ doesn’t even begin to cover it here,” wrote Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) on Wednesday as he tweeted a copy of the NIH letter.
“I told you so” doesn’t even begin to cover it here: https://t.co/9JFn85I24i
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) October 21, 2021
As The Daily Caller’s Emily Zanotti reported, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request uncovered “evidence that the NIH issued a ‘bat coronavirus grant’ to a group called the EcoHealth Alliance for ‘$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 NIH wrote in a letter to Rep. James Comer (R-TN) on Wednesday that it had indeed awarded a grant to EcoHealth Alliance, which in turn funded research on the issue at the infamous Chinese research lab.
The letter says that mice who carried human receptors were infected with the “SHC014 WIV 1 bat coronavirus” and “became sicker than those infected with the W1V1 bat coronavirus,” although it claims “[t]his was an unexpected result of the research, as opposed to something that the researchers set out to do.”
The NIH asserts “the bat coronaviruses studied under the NIH grant to EcoHealth Alliance, Inc. and subaward to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) are not and could not have become SARS-CoV-2.”
Under questioning from Senator Paul, Dr. Anthony Fauci insisted in May that “the NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain of function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.” One expert defined the term: “Gain-of-function (GOF) research involves experimentation that aims or is expected to (and/or, perhaps, actually does) increase the transmissibility and/or virulence of pathogens.” This grant certainly seems to fit that category. Yet Briana Keilar of CNN’s “New Day” said in May, “Nothing brings out Senator Paul’s propensity
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