Aggregated data for fiscal year 2020 show the NIH and CDC collected a combined $63.4 million in royalty revenues under a business model that allows the NIH to grant technology licenses to the private sector.
The letter to the DOJ comes after Sen. Paul locked horns with Dr. Fauci in a contentious congressional hearing last week, alleging that Fauci lied to Congress when he said the National Institutes of Health had never funded gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.
As Chief of the Department of Bioethics at the NIH, Fauci’s wife, Dr. Christine Grady, is responsible for guiding the ‘ethics’ of the government organization’s work. She is also Head of the Section on Human Subjects Research. Fauci's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is a division of the NIH.
Emails show Mark Zuckerberg reaching out to the doctor to provide social-media messaging and financial assistance, including 'authoritative information from reliable sources,' and the 'very exciting' redacted offer.
The Fox News host cited emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request indicating the president's chief medical adviser knew in early 2020 that research he backed may have led to the creation of COVID-19.