The Biden administration granted another $2.3 Million to the EcoHealth Alliance, a healthy body at the center of the coronavirus lab leak, for research into bat coronaviruses.
The Biden Administration renewed a taxpayer grant to EcoHealth Alliance to research bat coronaviruses over the course of the next four years; on the condition there is no gain of function activity, The Daily Mail reported.
The funding was initially blocked after it was revealed that zoologist Peter Daszak enabled the funneling of the money to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, where research into making the virus more deadly is carried out.
Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Va., who sits on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, called the move “reckless.”
“It’s absolutely reckless that the NIH has renewed a grant for EcoHealth Alliance given their negligence and the breach of their contract with the NIH on the coronavirus research done at the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” Griffith said.
Griffith also accused the EcoHealth Alliance of not being “contrite” about the Wuhan lab connection.
EcoHealth has also refused to cooperate with Congressional investigations.
“Until they can demonstrate a willingness to work with Congress to resolve outstanding questions and fulfill all of the terms of their federal contracts, paid for with American taxpayer dollars, all funding should remain suspended, and no new contracts should be awarded,” Griffith urged.
GOP Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa said the renewal of the NIH grant “doesn’t pass the COVID smell test.”
Ernst added that “Ecohealth has already betrayed the trust of American taxpayers by funneling funds to China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology for risky experiments on bat coronaviruses that may have unleashed the COVID-19 pandemic on the world.”
“Americans deserve accountability, which is why it’s past time to defund EcoHealth,” she added.
Kentucky Congressman James Comer called it “mad scientist research.”
“It’s bat crazy that the U.S. National Institutes of Health is resuming a suspended grant and allowing EcoHealth Alliance access to taxpayer dollars to conduct research on bat coronaviruses,” adding that the outfit “funneled taxpayer dollars to the Wuhan lab to conduct mad scientist research on bat coronaviruses that may have started the pandemic.”
“EcoHealth shouldn’t receive another dime from the U.S. government until we fully investigate what happened at the Wuhan lab,” Comer emphasized.
Last month, former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe declared that “a lab leak is the only explanation credibly supported by our intelligence, by science and by common sense.”
In April, Senator Rand Paul grilled the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator, Samantha Power, accusing her of stonewalling information on the origins of COVID-19.
“And we want to read the grants to find out what they were doing and whether the research was dangerous or not. The response I got from your agency was USAID will not be providing any documents at this time,” Paul added.
“They’re just unwilling to give documents on scientific grant proposals. We’re paying for it. They’re asking for $745 million more in money, and we get no response,” Paul went on to emphasize
“20 million people died around the world. You’re supposed to be an agency that cares about the death of people around the world,” Paul blasted.
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plandemics cost a lot to finance, their next one will be a much better killer.
Congress gave away their powers a long time ago