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Does the United States have a “gain of function” research scandal?   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

Started May-13 by Showtalk; 153 views.
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May-13

Does the United States have a "gain of function" research scandal?
  • No, Fauci said we did not find gain of finction research in Wuhan0  votes
    0%
  • Maybe. Fauci carefully worded his response to avoid blame5  votes
    55%
  • Yes, the U.S. funded research and shares some blame1  vote
    11%
  • Yes, Gain of function research is unethical and should never be done.2  votes
    22%
  • I don't know what that is.0  votes
    0%
  • I'm not sure1  vote
    11%
  • Other0  votes
    0%
No, Fauci said we did not find gain of finction research in Wuhan 
Maybe. Fauci carefully worded his response to avoid blame 
Yes, the U.S. funded research and shares some blame 
Yes, Gain of function research is unethical and should never be done. 
I don't know what that is. 
I'm not sure 
Other 
In reply toRe: msg 1
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From: Showtalk 

May-13

Please ignore the typo so I don’t have to retype the whole poll.

In reply toRe: msg 2
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From: Showtalk 

May-13

The 'gain-of-function' experiments involve genetically modifying viruses to make them more infectious in an effort to better understand them. Fauci is a leading advocate of 'gain-of-function' research and was instrumental in reauthorizing it domestically after it was suspended due to safety concerns

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From: Showtalk 

May-13

Fauci appears to have been, at best, mistaken while sparring with Senator Paul on Tuesday. At worst, he was playing tenuous word games meant to deceive

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