This almost reads like a headline for The Babylon Bee or The Onion: the group that may have caused the pandemic, turned to US taxpayers for pandemic relief.
First EcoHealth Alliance sent tax money to the Wuhan Institute of Virology for reckless coronavirus experiments on animals that may have caused the pandemic. We can all agree: that’s bad.
Now to add insult to injury we’ve just learned EcoHealth got bailout money—your taxes—for pandemic relief!
The short version of this outrageous story: They got a lot of your money and may have started a pandemic with it. Then they got *more* of your money to prop them up through the pandemic they may have helped start.
Oh ffs. https://t.co/sMnACKMnIE
— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) February 18, 2021
Here’s the nitty gritty details:
EcoHealth Alliance—which has received $110 *million* tax dollars to date and, as WCW first exposed, used NIH money to fund Wuhan Institute of Virology animal experiments that may have caused the COVID pandemic—also received a $750,000 COVID bailout check.
$751,569.41 to be exact. It’s all right there in black and white on the U.S. government’s spending database website.
EcoHealth has also received millions in new NIH and DOD grants months after concerns were raised about its relationship with the Wuhan virus lab and possible role in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Raising the question of why they needed a bailout after all?
Here’s the Federalist’s reporting:
EcoHealth Alliance has received at total of $110 million in U.S. taxes to date and even received a $750,000 COVID bailout check. It also received a new $7.5 million grant from the NIH to establish a Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases, but [EcoHealth president & WHO Inspector Peter] Daszak claimed in an NPR interview that the funds his organization received from the new grant will not be used for any research in China.
As recently as yesterday the Biden administration said it could not rule out the possibility that the COVID-19 virus leaked from the Wuhan virus lab, which is run by the Chinese government.
U.S. government officials say China’s lack of transparency is frustrating attempts to investigate the virus’s origins and how it spread.
Meanwhile EcoHealth Alliance gave your tax money to this very lab for reckless animal experiments that may have led to the pandemic and has been interfering with investigations into a possible lab leak at the facility they funded and collaborated with for years.
WCW just revealed last week that the Wuhan Institute of Virology is still eligible to get tax dollars for animal testing from the National Institutes of Health. That means when the NIH gives your money to EcoHealth Alliance, EcoHealth can (and does) turn around and funnel it to the Wuhan virus lab.
So, to sum up once again, because it’s an important story with a lot of moving parts:
Yeah. It’s outrageous.
Not safe, and not right.
That’s why WCW is urging Congress and the White House to defund EcoHealth now and secure independent investigations into whether their treacherous gain-of-function animal experiments at the Wuhan Institute of Virology led to the COVID outbreak.
Please help by signing our petition, telling the government to STOP shipping your tax dollars to the Wuhan Institute of Virology and other foreign animal labs for wasteful, cruel, and dangerous animal experiments!