Bioweapon Labs Get More NIH Funding for Deadly ‘Research’

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  • EcoHealth Alliance collaborated with the Wuhan Institute of Virology for years, collecting coronavirus samples from bats and manipulating it to jump to humans
  • The dangerous gain-of-function research was carried out via a grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • The grant was cut off in April 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic gained steam, and U.S. intelligence agencies started to look into whether the coronavirus that started it all escaped from a biological laboratory in Wuhan, China
  • In August 2020, however, the NIH pivoted, granting a new $7.5-million grant to EcoHealth Alliance — part of an $82-million award being split among 11 research teams looking into the origins of viruses and how they infect people
  • The controversial move means that EcoHealth Alliance’s work will continue, this time targeting Southeast Asia instead of China

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