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"I Don't Recall": Forgetful Fauci's Memory Fails Over 100 Times During Congression

• https://www.zerohedge.com, by Tyler Durden

Anthony Fauci, the longtime head of the US National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) seemed sharp as a tack last year while jousting with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) over 'gain-of-function' research he funded in Wuhan, China - however now that the worm has turned, poor Fauci's memory appears to have failed him.

While under oath, Fauci, 83, told lawmakers that he 'could not recall' things a surprising number of times.

"There may be over 100 or so, so far, 'I don't recall', 'I don't remember' answers," said Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) following 14 hours of closed-door testimony in front of the House of Representatives Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic - his first time speaking under oath since he left office.

"We're doing a lot of conversation about the process of research, of grants, oversight, if you will, of regulations, and possible solutions for a better path going forward," Wenstrup continued.

According to Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY), lawmakers were going over the grants process with Fauci, trying to figure out whether US funding directly contributed to the creation of Covid-19, adding that Democrats even asked him about his involvement with a controversial paper that claimed COVID-19 couldn't have come from a lab.

Part of the private session drilled down on how Dr. Fauci defines gain-of-function, which is known to many scientists as enhancing the pathogenesis or transmissibility of a virus or pathogen.

Dr. Fauci has claimed that his agency did not fund gain-of-function research in China, even though a report from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), of which the NIAID is part, concluded that NIAID-funded experiments resulted in the creation of a bat coronavirus that made mice sicker. -Epoch Times