2023-01-25 19:38:10

Covid lab leak fears : Federal report says NIH failed to keep tabs on Wuhan lab

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Daily Mail
By Connor Boyd

The NIH was blasted today by an official watchdog for failing to keep tabs onUS-sponsored virus experiments in Chinafeared to have caused the Covid crisis.

A report by the US Office of Inspector General found the country'smedical research agency did not properly review whether the tests in Wuhan involved pathogens with pandemic potential.

The federal audit looked specifically at three taxpayer-funded research grants awarded to the now-notorious EcoHealth Alliance, run by British scientist Peter Daszak, between 2014 and 2021.

It found the National Institutes of Health (NIH) failed to 'effectively monitor or take timely action to address EcoHealth's compliance with some requirements'. The NIH and EcoHealth also failed to 'understand the nature of the research conducted, identify potential problem areas, and take corrective action,' the audit adds.

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