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DOD awarded $3 million to EcoHealth Alliance despite work with Wuhan Lab

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.

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.

UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 22: Dr.  Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about the coronavirus during the White House press conference on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. Dr. Ashish Jha, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator also speaks.  (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about the coronavirus during his White House press conference on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

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.

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) speaks at a news conference following their weekly caucus meeting in the United States Capitol July 19, 2022 in Washington, DC.  During the press conference, Republican House members spoke about US President Joe Biden's domestic agenda and the president's recent trip to the Middle East.  (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) speaks at a news conference following their weekly caucus meeting in the United States Capitol July 19, 2022, in Washington, DC. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

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