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ANALYSIS: What Is Dr. Fauci Trying To Hide From Rand Paul?

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Dylan Housman Healthcare Reporter
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Many observers were left wondering who was lying last week after a Senate hearing involving Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease director Dr. Anthony Fauci went haywire.

Paul questioned Fauci about a scientific research technique known as “gain-of-function” (GOF) research, and reminded the doctor that lying to Congress is a federal crime. Fauci denied that his agency had ever been involved in funding GOF research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), arguing that Paul had “no idea” what he was talking about.