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Newly Released Official Documents Reports US Grants Funded Coronavirus Research at Chinese Wuhan Lab


More than 900 pages of new information were released late Monday regarding U.S.-funded research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology that has raised further questions about the origins of COVID-19.

The Intercept reported that it obtained, through a Freedom of Information Act request, documents “detailing the work of EcoHealth Alliance, a U.S.-based health organization that used federal money to fund bat coronavirus research at the Chinese laboratory.”

“This is a roadmap to the high-risk research that could have led to the current pandemic,” said Gary Ruskin, executive director of U.S. Right To Know, according to the outlet.

“One of the grants, titled ‘Understanding the Risk of Bat Coronavirus Emergence,’ outlines an ambitious effort led by EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak to screen thousands of bat samples for novel coronaviruses,” the Intercept reported. “The research also involved screening people who work with live animals.”

One fact uncovered in the new information was that “key experimental work with humanized mice was conducted at a biosafety level 3 lab at Wuhan University Center for Animal Experiment — and not at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, as was previously assumed,” according to the report.


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