CoViD-19 Myth & Fact: When fact-checks rely on bald-faced lies

The Myth:

“All parties involved in the grant to the Wuhan Institute of Virology have denied that it involved gain-of-function research.”
Source – archived here.

Vs the Fact:

NIAID: “In other words, any selection process involving an alteration of genotypes and their resulting phenotypes is considered a type of Gain-of-Function (GoF) research…”
Source – archived here.

“Predictive models of host range (i.e. emergence potential) will be tested experimentally using reverse genetics, pseudovirus and receptor binding assays, and virus infection experiments [in] different species and humanized mice.”
Grant R01AI110964
Source – archived here.

“To answer these questions, virologists use gain- and loss-of-function experiments… such as reverse genetics, which allow them to produce de novo recombinant viruses…”
Source – archived here.