Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)
US Sent Billions in Funding to China, Russia for Cat Experiments, Wuhan Lab Research: Ernst
The total value of the uncounted grants the Ernst team found is $1.3 billion, but that amount is just the tip of the iceberg, GAO reports.
Among the newly discovered grants is $4.2 million to China’s infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) “to conduct dangerous experiments on bat coronaviruses and transgenic mice,” according to a May 31 Ernst statement provided to The Epoch Times.
The $4.2 million exposed by Ernst is in addition to previously reported funding to WIH for extensive gain-of-function research by Chinese scientists, much of it funded in whole or part prior to the Coronavirus Pandemic by National Institutes for Health (NIH) grants channeled through the EcoHealth Alliance medical research non-profit. The NIH has awarded seven grants totaling more than $4.1 million to EcoHealth to study various aspects of SARS, MERS, and other coronavirus diseases. READ MORE…