Rand Paul is lying not Dr. Fauci in No Holds Barred Political Forum Posted 1 hour ago 22 minutes ago, Pastafarian said: Is this your professional opinion? Firstly, the virus they tested in the lab was not COVID-19. Second, the NIH did not fund gain of function in Wuhan. The money was given to research. They funded Ecohealth Alliance and they gave $600k to the Wuhan lab from a $3.7 million grant. https://www.factcheck.org/2021/05/the-wuhan-lab-and-the-gain-of-function-disagreement/ “Fauci added: 'The larger grant was about $600,000 over a period of five years. So it was a modest amount. The purpose of it was to study the animal-human interface, to do surveillance and to determine if these bat viruses were even capable of' infecting humans.” https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9618623/Fauci-NIH-confirm-600-000-public-money-went-Wuhan-two-weeks-Rand-Paul-row.html No one claimed they created covid19 And yes it did fund research that made animal viruses transmisible to humans in that time period, that is gain of function.