Double Speak

Posted by $ TomB666 1 week, 5 days ago to Science
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Double Speak!
The term gain-of-function is being bandied about regarding some emails from and to Fauci. I wondered so I looked on line for a definition of gain-of-function and found several variations.
The top definition under the photos is from the "ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION" [AHRP] which offers: "Gain-of-function" is the euphemism for biological research aimed at increasing the virulence and lethality of pathogens and viruses. GoF research is government funded; its focus is on enhancing the pathogens' ability to infect different species and to increase their deadly impact as airborne pathogens and viruses."
That is a lot more readable then the Wikipedia definition, but says the same thing, just using more obscure language. Wikipedia's definition is: Gain of function research is a term used to describe any field of medical research which alters an organism or disease in a way that increases pathogenesis, transmissibility, or host range. This research is intended to reveal targets to better predict emerging infectious diseases and to develop vaccines and therapeutics.
The bottom line is that gain-of-function research is aimed at making something more deadly. It appears the good Dr Fauci was interested in promoting such research and used our money to do so according to emails being leaked.
SOURCE URL: https://ahrp.org/what-is-gain-of-function-research-who-is-at-high-risk/


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  • Posted by $ BobCat 1 week, 5 days ago
    So the future of the human specie is solely in the hands of grossly, overly ambitious scientific nut jobs. That’s a comforting thought...
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    • Posted by mccannon01 1 week, 5 days ago
      Scary, ain't it?
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      • Posted by $ BobCat 1 week, 5 days ago
        I imagine that these same scientific types are all card carrying tree huggers and snail darter protectors. So they make virulent viruses which mutates into who knows what and can feasibly and permanently change the natural course of evolution, while at the same time bending over backwards to virtual send their concern about the environment. These folks are Evil.
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  • Posted by mccannon01 1 week, 5 days ago
    GoF creation is pure insanity on overload. It's like finding an enemy that really wants to kill you and then giving it all the weapons, tools, and ability to accomplish that goal just so you can study how thoroughly it will do what it wants to do. Oh, yeah, maybe somewhere along the way you can figure out how to stop it before it kills you - kind of like how close can you put your index finger and thumb together without actually touching - touching kills you. Hmmm, this madness goes along with letting the Neo Communists destroy Western Civilization. That is, the left is one giant GoF experiment that got out of the lab and is now killing people by the millions. Rush Limbaugh did identify liberalism as a disease.
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