June 17, 2021
Dr. Ralph Baric – described by the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s top bat coronavirus researcher Shi Zhengli as a “longtime collaborator” – attended a Beijing-based scientific conference discussing “gain-of-function” research alongside several researchers working for the Chinese military and the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
The unearthing of the 2015 conference follows a recent exchange where Senator Rand Paul probed Dr. Anthony Fauci about whether or not his agency, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), had funded the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
“For years, Dr. Ralph Baric, a virologist in the U.S., has been collaborating with Dr. Shi Zhengli of the Wuhan Virology Institute, sharing his discoveries about how to create super viruses. This gain-of-function research has been funded by the NIH.” Senator Paul outlined before Fauci asserted the claims were “entirely and completely incorrect.”