University of North Carolina Requests Judge Block Release of Gain-of-Function Documents

Baric is known for placing new genetic information in viruses without leaving evidence, making coronavirus more threatening.

QUICK FACTS:
  • The University of North Carolina requested a judge block the release of documents pertaining to Dr. Ralph Baric’s controversial research of gain-of-function viruses.
  • The university is now being sued by the watchdog organization U.S. Right to Know (USRTK) for failure to turn over documents filed through public records requests.
  • USRTK sought thirteen public record requests in all.
  • “The University of North Carolina, as an institution of higher learning, should help the public to learn everything that can be learned about the pandemic and its origins, and not try to obscure or bury such lessons,” U.S. Right to Know executive director Gary Ruskin told the Daily Caller.
  • “We don’t really know why UNC is trying to keep these Baric documents secret, even though there is worldwide interest in them. We do know that Ralph Baric was a close collaborator with the Wuhan Institute of Virology. We also know that Baric was on the DARPA DEFUSE proposal, which in retrospect reads something like a how-to guide for creating SARS-CoV-2,” Ruskin continued.
  • In response, the university filed to dismiss the lawsuit.
BARIC’S RESEARCH:
  • Dr. Baric, in collaboration with the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), was in contact with former National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Anthony Fauci, according to an email.
  • The two doctors discussed “the outbreak and chimeras,” according to Matt Frieman, Microbiology and Immunology professor at the University of Maryland.
  • A chimera is a virus created from fragments of other viruses.
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  • Baric engaged in gain-of-function research due to his reverse genetics developments and had close affiliation with WIV’s bat researcher Dr. Shi Zhengli.
BACKGROUND:
  • Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD) admitted there may be serious side effects from the Covid-19 vaccine, long thought to be connected to gain-of-function research.
  • Lauterbach claimed in 2021 that there are no side effects from the vaccine, although recently told a German network, “Some of the vaccine damage is likely permanent.”
  • Professor Stefan Homburg from the University of Hanover responded to the health minister’s television appearance, stating, “Yesterday, Karl Lauterbach confirmed in an interview that he was ‘all aware’ of the registered vaccination damage. Nevertheless, he denied them and even wanted to push through a general obligation to vaccinate.”