Group Tied To Wuhan Lab Gets $3M MORE From DOD

Grant set to expire in December 2025
Security personnel stand guard outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan as members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team investigating the origins of the COVID-19 coronavirus make a visit to the institute in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on February 3, 2021. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP) (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • In December, the Department of Defense awarded an approximately $3 million grant to the EcoHealth Alliance, Inc. for the purpose of “reducing the threat of viral spillover from wildlife in the Philippines.”
  • Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, EcoHealth Alliance funneled money to China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology, the lab where some have speculated the virus that causes COVID-19 may have originated.
  • Documents released in 2021 outlined the New York-based nonprofit’s work using federal money to fund research into bat coronaviruses at the Wuhan lab, prompting scrutiny from Republican lawmakers and other experts.

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