This seems … problematic:
Wuhan Lab Eligible To Receive US Taxpayer Funding Through 2024, NIH Confirms https://t.co/I83f42KyiC
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 17, 2021
More from the Daily Caller:
The [Wuhan Institute of Virology] 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.
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.
The grant was terminated by the National Institutes of Health in April amid criticism over EcoHealth Alliance’s relationship with the WIV. The NIH said in a letter the nonprofit’s work in China did not align with “program goals and agency priorities.”
The NIH told EcoHealth Alliance in July it would restore the grant if it met certain conditions, one of which was to arrange for an independent team to investigate the WIV to determine if it had possession of the SARS-COV-2 virus prior to the first known cases in December 2019.
However, the WIV still has an active Foreign Assurance on file with the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, which enables it to continue receiving taxpayer funds to engage in animal research, according to the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare.
.Isn’t that special?
Your taxes are paying the people who did this to you. https://t.co/dweD1EaeVw
— I got your #Unity right here (@jtLOL) February 18, 2021
At least they’re eligible to get paid with your taxes. According to the Daily Caller, an NIH spokeswoman has not confirmed that the WIV is currently receiving taxpayer funding.
But it looks like the World Health Organization is another story:
President Biden has committed to providing the WHO with $200 million in US taxpayer dollars
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 18, 2021
This is not a drill:
— The Hill (@thehill) February 18, 2021
Biden is spending $200 million on WHO. The US population is 327 million. He could give each American $500K and still have money left over. I feel like a $500K check would be life-changing for most people. Yet he’s wasting it all on the WHO. https://t.co/OLaiDf0CBk
— Prison Mitch (@MidnightMitch) February 18, 2021