While being grilled by Rand Paul about this possible funding, Dr. Fauci has vehemently denied the allegation. These sessions have gotten very heated and sometimes get very personal. An example was this past July when Fauci was testifying before a Senate committee. When the doctor and Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) directly quoted the NIH, a Wuhan virology paper, and a molecular biologist from Rutgers regarding NIH’s funding of gain-of-function in the Wuhan, China lab. President Biden’s coronavirus expert Dr. Anthony Fauci testified, “Senator Paul, you do not know what you are talking about, quite frankly.