The University of North Carolina is asking a judge to block the release of files containing details of dangerous gain-of-function (GOF) research carried on by one of its professors and virologists, Ralph Baric.
Described as a “close collaborator with the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” Baric and his work have been headline news in the past few days, as it became more and more apparent that a lab leak resulting from GOF research was highly suspicious for causing the COVID-19 pandemic.
“A nonprofit watchdog group known as U.S. Right To Know (USRTK), which works to expose health care coverups by corporations and governments, is suing the school for access to the documents,” Headline USA reported. “UNC responded by filing a request with the judge to prevent the release of some of the files.”
USRTK’s public records request is part of the 13 that they are seeking from several medical professionals at the university.
“We don’t really know why UNC is trying to keep these Baric documents secret, even though there is worldwide interest in them,” USRTK said in a Headline USA news story. “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.”
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Publish Date: 2023-03-16 15:18:07