The Department of Defense just last month awarded a $3 million grant to EcoHealth Alliance Inc., the non-profit organization that reported funneled millions of US taxpayer funds to the Wuhan lab in China that was conducting research on bat viruses.
The roughly three-million-dollar grant to EcoHealth, which began Dec. 12, 2022, was intended to “reduce the threat of viral spillover from wildlife in the Philippines,” according to USA Spending.gov.
EcoHealth, the US organization that partnered with the Wuhan Institute of Virology to build new SARS-related coronaviruses with 10,000-fold enhanced viral growth and 4-fold enhanced lethality, received a new $3 million grant in December of the United States Department of Defense.
— Richard H. Ebright (@R_H_Ebright) January 20, 2023
The EcoHealth Alliance came under scrutiny in 2021 after it was discovered in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic that the nonprofit had used U.S. grant funds to fund bat coronavirus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). Wuhan is believed to be the ground zero of the pandemic, although its origin has not yet been pinpointed.
The grant was awarded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which until recently was led by Dr. it is more lethal.
House Republicans are making the origins of COVID-19 and the potential role of EcoHealth and WIV one of their top investigative priorities.
House Majority Leader Steve Scalise told Breitbart News in a exclusive interview in November that Republicans would investigate whether US federal funds were being used by the EcoHealth Alliance and other companies to promote gain-of-function research at the WIV.