President Donald Trump quietly alpha-dogged NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci, ordering a cut on Fauci’s funding for a bat coronavirus research project that Fauci was staging in collaboration with a team from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Both President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, among many others, identified the Wuhan lab as the source of the outbreak, thus linking Fauci’s NIAID project to the entity believed to have unleashed the Coronavirus upon the world.
“It was cancelled because the NIH was told to cancel it,” Fauci said in his U.S. House testimony Tuesday, referring to NIH grant funding for the Coronavirus project, which was operated by a company called EcoHealth Alliance. “I don’t know the reason but we were told to cancel it.” The Trump White House indeed wanted it to be cut, but the Trump administration’s Department of Health and Human Services was formally the entity that laid down the law and finalized the cutting of the funding, citing non-compliance with NIH grant policy.
The mainstream media publication Newsweek is now reporting that Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) funded Wuhan Institute of Virology coronavirus research. Newsweek’s headline proclaims: “DR. FAUCI BACKED CONTROVERSIAL WUHAN LAB WITH MILLIONS OF U.S. DOLLARS FOR RISKY CORONAVIRUS RESEARCH.”
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Journalist Patrick Howley first reported that NIAID funded Wuhan Institute of Virology scientists to conduct bat coronavirus research in an article for National File. Howley reported:
Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) actually funded a study on Bat Coronavirus, which was a project that included scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the Chinese lab at the center of controversy over their bat research. That study confirmed in 2018 that humans have died from coronavirus.
Here’s an excerpt from the April 4, 2018 NIAID website entry entitled “New Coronavirus Emerges From Bats in China, Devastates Young Swine”: “A newly identified coronavirus that killed nearly 25,000 piglets in 2016-17 in China emerged from horseshoe bats near the origin of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV), which emerged in 2002 in the same bat species. The new virus is named swine acute diarrhea syndrome coronavirus (SADS-CoV). It does not appear to infect people, unlike SARS-CoV which infected more than 8,000 people and killed 774. No SARS-CoV cases have been identified since 2004. The study investigators identified SADS-CoV on four pig farms in China’s Guangdong Province. The work was a collaboration among scientists from EcoHealth Alliance, Duke-NUS Medical School, Wuhan Institute of Virology and other organizations, and was funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health. The research is published in the journal Nature. The researchers say the finding is an important reminder that identifying new viruses in animals and quickly determining their potential to infect people is a key way to reduce global health threats.”
A Chinese government entity that has partnered with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation led a delegation of public health experts to the Wuhan Institute of Virology in December 2018, after the lab had already begun its bat coronavirus research funded by Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). This discovery was made by citizen journalist Amazing Polly (@99freemind). President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have emboldened the narrative that Coronavirus originated at the Wuhan lab.
The Chinese government’s Center for Global Public Health (CGPH) guided ten experts from Africa to the Wuhan lab and other Chinese institutions and reached a consensus on “training of biosafety personnel.” The information on the trip from Wuhan Institute of Virology’s website can be READ HERE. According to the website, “CGPH has managed and implemented foreign aid mission assigned by the National Health and Family Planning Commission and the Ministry of Commerce, as well as international cooperation projects funded by the United Kingdom Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.”