US Gov’t Restarts Wuhan-Tied EcoHealth Coronavirus Grant
Is the illegitimate Biden regime anticipating another pandemic “emergency” before the 2024 election? Several years after Trump tried to suspend the NIH grant to EcoHealth whereby the U.S. government funded bat coronavirus research at the Wuhan lab from which Covid-19 leaked (and where it was probably created)…the grant to EcoHealth is renewed!
It’s all right, we’re told. The new National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant is more limited, and the Wuhan lab is only to provide samples. Why would the Wuhan lab (which is under the control of the genocidal, anti-US Chinese Communist Party) be involved at all, with US government approval? And how is EcoHealth trustworthy on any level, after all their deceptions and corrupt ties to China? This can be nothing but deliberate evil.
[Science.org, May 8] NIH restarts bat virus grant suspended 3 years ago by Trump…
The new 4-year grant is a stripped-down version of the original grant to the EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit research organization in New York City, providing $576,000 per year. That 2014 award included funding for controversial experiments that mixed parts of different bat viruses related to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), the coronavirus that sparked a global outbreak in 2002–04, and included a subaward to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). The new award omits those studies, and also imposes extensive new accounting rules on EcoHealth, which drew criticism from government auditors for its bookkeeping practices.”
I reported recently for PJ Media, “A 2020 email from then-NIH Director Francis Collins to NIH Deputy Director Lawrence Tabak showed the government officials trying to figure out how to lift then-President Donald Trump’s ban on EcoHealth.” This came soon after documentation showing NIH gave EcoHealth another grant for working with the Wuhan lab in July 2020, long after Covid-19 leaked from the Wuhan lab and evidence implicated the lab.
“EcoHealth is sharing details of the new grant, which restarted on 26 April, in order to promote transparency, [Peter] Daszak says. The project no longer involves collecting new bat samples or working with live viruses. WIV has no role beyond contributing more than 300 whole and partial genome sequences of SARS-related bat coronaviruses from its collection, Daszak says.
EcoHealth staff will use computers to analyze the viral genomes for risky features, then partner with a previous collaborator, Linfa Wang’s lab at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore, to test whether the viruses’ spike proteins can bind to the human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 receptor, which SARS-CoV-2 uses to enter human cells. Wang’s lab will also study ‘pseudoviruses’ that combine a wild coronavirus with a completely different virus that can’t cause human disease. And the project will study archived clinical samples from Southeast Asia to look for signs of ‘spillovers’ where bat viruses infected people.”
How is any of this acceptable or safe? How can we trust any of these people? The NIH is essentially paying scientists to harm Americans.
Pro Deo et Libertate is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.