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Committee Exposes NIH for Lying to Media about Virus Research

The House Energy and Commerce Committee's recent report shows Fauci and the NIH for what they truly are: liars and manipulators.

The revelations from the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s recent 73-page report are nothing short of scandalous, shedding light on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) officials’ blatant dishonesty concerning their gain-of-function virus research. This report not only exposes NIH officials lying to reporters and withholding crucial information from Congress but also highlights a disturbing pattern of deceit at the heart of our nation’s public health bureaucracy.

This alarming situation follows on the heels of revelations about Fauci’s misleading statements to The New York Times regarding his involvement in promoting a narrative about the pandemic’s origins. Fauci’s manipulation doesn’t end there. His narrative tried to dismiss the lab-leak theory tied to a lab in Wuhan, which he funded—a lab engaged in gain-of-function research. These manipulations are nothing short of a cover-up, with Fauci and his cohorts at the NIH crafting a facade to shield their activities from public scrutiny and accountability.

The details emerging from the NIH include Bernard Moss’s monkeypox virus experiments, which sound straight out of a dystopian thriller but are unfortunately very real. Moss attempted to enhance the transmissibility of a deadly virus, under the guise of scientific inquiry, with NIH’s blessing. These experiments involved the dangerous manipulation of the monkeypox virus, swapping genes between strains to analyze differences in virulence—a quintessential example of gain-of-function research that could easily lead to enhanced pandemic pathogens.

The NIH’s handling of this matter is fraught with inconsistencies and outright falsehoods. Initial reports denied the nature of Moss’s research and the risks involved, only to be contradicted by later admissions that indeed, Moss had begun the controversial research and even planned further studies involving more lethal viral strains. The NIH’s flip-flopping and obfuscation reached Congress only after threats of subpoenas, revealing a dangerous disregard for transparency and ethical responsibility that has no regard for the people it may negatively affect.

We Must Hold the NIH and Fauci Accountable

These incidents raise grave concerns about the oversight of such high-risk research and the ease with which officials seem willing to mislead the public and lawmakers alike. This is not just about one rogue agency or individual but points to a systemic issue within our public health institutions, where the pursuit of scientific advancement occasionally outstrips ethical considerations and public safety.

Moreover, the involvement of media outlets in parroting false narratives without sufficient scrutiny betrays a complicit nature in these deceptions. The erroneous reporting by respected publications underscores a failure not just of government oversight but also of the journalistic integrity required to hold these entities accountable.

As we peel back the layers of misinformation and uncover the true extent of these research endeavors, it becomes increasingly clear that significant reform is needed. We must demand greater transparency and accountability from our public health institutions, ensuring that the pursuit of knowledge never compromises the safety and well-being of the public. The NIH’s actions, as detailed in this damning report, should serve as a wake-up call for an overhaul of how reckless and dangerous leadership and research is conducted and overseen in the United States.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.