According to the Daily Caller, the US government will continue to fund the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in Wuhan, China until 2024. Many allege that the COVID virus leaked out of the Level 4 virus lab in Wuhan.
The Daily Caller explains:
The Wuhan Institute of Virology is authorized to receive taxpayer funding for animal research until January 2024, the National Institute of Health told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
The WIV is at the center of widespread speculation that COVID-19 could have entered the human population in China due to an accidental lab leak. Researchers at the lab were studying bat-based coronaviruses prior to the outbreak, a project partially backed by $600,000 in U.S. taxpayer funds routed to the lab through the nonprofit group EcoHealth Alliance.
The president of EcoHealth Alliance, Peter Daszak, was the sole U.S. member of the World Health Organization delegation that investigated the origins of the pandemic on the ground in China in January and February. While the WHO delegation has yet to release a report on their findings, Daszak said the White House should blindly accept their conclusion that it’s highly unlikely the virus could have leaked from the WIV. […]
The Daily Caller provided a bit more information on EcoHealth:
EcoHealth Alliance’s work researching bat-based coronaviruses in China was funded by a $3.7 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in 2014, according to The Wall Street Journal.
It was actually Chinese scientists in then free Hong Kong who first reported their suspicions that the Coronavirus leaked out of the Wuhan lab. READ: The possible origins of 2019-nCoV coronavirus AND: Did coronavirus originate in Chinese government laboratory? Scientists believe killer disease may have begun in research facility 300 yards from the Wuhan wet fish market
READ: Where IS the Wuhan virus researcher who was named as Patient Zero? And why WERE road blocks placed around the lab where she worked last October? Top US body asks explosive questions on the origin of coronavirus
And there is also this concerning allegation about the Wuhan lab from an incident that happened in Canada. READ: Canadian scientist sent deadly viruses to Wuhan lab months before RCMP asked to investigate
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