The 2016 Conference on Viral Infection and Immune Response, hosted by the Nature science journal, has been scrubbed from publication’s website, but The National Pulse has located archived versions of the site. We also saved the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s (WIV) press release.
Two researchers from Dr. Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) were in attendance at the 2016 event which discussed emerging viral diseases, infections and antiviral immunity – all critical to the COVID-19 response.
At the time of the conference, attendee Kanta Subbarao served as Chief of the NIAID’s Emerging Respiratory Viruses Section and Nancy Sullivan served as Chief of the Biodefense Research Section at the NIAID’s Vaccine Research Center. Sullivan still serves under Fauci while Subbarao departed the agency to become Director of the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza.