Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) said on Tuesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News DailyAlex Marlow, host of the Alex Marlow Show, shared that the Biden Administration is still funding EcoHealth Alliance. EcoHealth Alliance was an intermediary for funding viral gain-of function research in China using research grants from the National Institutes of Health.
Ernst mentioned that EcoHealth Alliance received $3 million from the U.S. Department of Defense. “project grant”These are ostensibly to serve the purpose of “scientific research” towards “combating weapons of mass destruction.”
“We keep finding expenditures that are going out to EcoHealth,”Ernst stated, “Who is calling to end federal funding for EcoHealth Alliance?” “It is the organization that was able to gain money through the National Institutes of Health. They had a grant. They were doing coronavirus experiments at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Does that sound familiar?”
Ernst continued, “We have additional dollars that just went out last month from the Biden administration, once again, to EcoHealth in the amount of $3 million, and that was funded through the Department of Defense.”
Iowa Senator John McCain emphasized that EcoHealth Alliance had been implicated in the Iowa Senate investigation. “doing dangerous experimentation in China”While “not being transparent”In its public disclosures regarding its dispensation NIH grant monies.
“We did find through an inspector general’s report that they were misusing those funds, and yet we keep sending them money [via the] federal government,”She concluded. “So we are trying to bar them from ever receiving federal government funds. Those taxpayer dollars can’t keep flowing to organizations that do very bad experiments on our taxpayer dime, and then don’t even bother to have the transparency which is required by law with that type of experimentation.”
According to EcoHealth Alliance, the organization received approximately $8 million in federal government funding via the NIH between fiscal years 2014 and 2021.
It acknowledged that its research has led to an increase in viral pathogenicity. It said that the organization recognizes that viral pathogenicity has increased as a result of its own research. “is fully committed to responsible research with enhanced potential pandemic pathogens and follows all applicable U.S. policy frameworks and rules regarding such research.”
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