Resignation At The NIH Reveals Biden Is Trying to Keep A Lid On Growing Controversy
The director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Francis Collins is stepping down and it shows that Biden is trying to keep a lid on a growing controversy.
“It has been an incredible privilege to lead this great agency for more than a decade,” Collins said in a statement posted at the NIH website.
“I love this agency and its people so deeply that the decision to step down was a difficult one, done in close counsel with my wife, Diane Baker, and my family. I am proud of all we’ve accomplished. I fundamentally believe, however, that no single person should serve in the position too long, and that it’s time to bring in a new scientist to lead the NIH into the future. I’m most grateful and proud of the NIH staff and the scientific community, whose extraordinary commitment to lifesaving research delivers hope to the American people and the world every day,” Collins wrote.
The resignation comes after documents showed that Collins made “untruthful” comments on US federal funding of gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Recently Richard Ebright of Rutgers University pointed out that Collins made false statements about the NIH’s involvement in research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
From Breitbart News:
Just weeks before this announcement, Richard Ebright of Rutgers University accused Collins of making false public statements about National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) grants to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), which have since been proven to fund the study of “chimeric SARS-related coronaviruses” which “could infect human cells.” Ebright said bluntly that Collins had not told the truth when asked about this research: “assertions by the NIH Director, Francis Collins, and the NIAID Director, Anthony Fauci, that the NIH did not support gain-of-function research or potential pandemic pathogen enhancement at WIV are untruthful.”
President Obama appointed Collins in 2009, during that period Obama outlawed federal funds going to gain-of-function because it was too dangerous. Despite this ban, federal money still found its way to the Wuhan Lab and was used for gain-of-function research.
This is the first major resignation out of the NIH since the pandemic began and it appears the Biden administration is trying to do damage control on a growing controversy.
Something big appears to be on the horizon…
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