…This exception [from 2014] essentially permitted the Pentagon to continue funding the creation of SARS as a biological weapon in Wuhan, China, under the auspices of national security. Which is exactly what the defense department did: “Grants from the Pentagon included $6,491,025 from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) from 2017 to 2020” (link).
The Treehouse provided the following timeline:
♦ October 17, 2014 – U.S. funding of SARS to create a biological weapon was paused due to the extreme risk of a pandemic. However, the pause allowed agencies within the U.S. government to continue funding if they determined “the research is urgently necessary to protect the public health or national security.”
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♦ 2014 through 2020 the Pentagon continued funding research in Wuhan, China. Fear of discovery would explain why many top officials in the U.S. Defense Department were against the Trump administration [with increased severity after the COVID pandemic began].
♦ May 2016 – [An Election Year] “after thorough deliberation and extensive input from domestic and international stakeholders, the NSABB [National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity] issued its recommendations. NSABB’s central finding was that studies that are expected to enhance PPP have potential benefits to public health but also entail significant risks. NSABB recommended that such studies warranted additional scrutiny prior to being funded.” Anthony Fauci is on the NSABB.
♦ January 9, 2017 – [Four Days after the Susan Rice oval office meeting with Obama, Biden, Comey, et al] The Obama Administration re-authorizes funding for the creation of SARS biological weapons. “Adoption of these recommendations will satisfy the requirements for lifting the current moratorium on certain life sciences research that could enhance a pathogen’s virulence and/or transmissibility to produce a potential pandemic pathogen (an enhanced PPP).“
Below is the May 2016 document evaluating proposed oversight for Gain of Function Research. This is a much larger document than the later January 2017 memo.
What is interesting in this longer May 2016 document is the people who were involved. Go towards the end, starting at Appendix E. – Ralph Baric, David Franz, Gigi Kwik Gronvall, Thomas Inglesby, W. Ian Lipkin, Kanta Subbarao, all people who support gain of function.
Baric, Gronvall, and Inglesby were involved in the initial Jan-Feb 2020 cover-up of the origin of COVID with Daszak and Fauci. It’s in their emails. Kanta Subbarao joined the now infamous ‘The Lancet’ article labeling the lab origin a conspiracy theory. Ian Lipkin got a medal from the Chinese government in January 2020.
The longer NSABB Report (May 2016) is what the shorter January 9, 2017, announcement below is based on. The key sentence in the January 9, 2017 announcement is:
Agencies that adopt a review mechanism consistent with the provisions specified below will have satisfied the requirements for lifting that agency’s moratorium on certain gain-of-function research”
Below is the final Guidance on Gain of Function from January 9, 2017: