NY POST – You might think the organization at the heart of the COVID pandemic would be banned forever from receiving any more federal dollars.
You would be wrong.
The organization, Peter Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance, is having its best year ever. It has just scored its fourth ongoing grant from Anthony Fauci’s National Institutes of Health for — as incredible as it may sound — “pandemic prevention.”
In all, it will rake in almost $3 million tax dollars this year alone, with millions more in the pipeline in coming years.
Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, who has just introduced legislation to blow up the Fauci-EcoHealth funding pipeline, says enough is enough.
“It is absolutely batty that NIH would give another cent of taxpayer money to EcoHealth when the group has failed to respond to repeated NIH requests about violating . . . federal laws and turning over information about the dangerous experiments it was conducting in . . . Wuhan,” says Ernst.
“Giving taxpayer money to EcoHealth to study pandemic prevention is like paying a suspected arsonist to conduct fire safety inspections,” she continued.
Sen. Ernst is being kind. Peter Daszak, the British biologist who runs EcoHealth, virtually has admitted that his organization poured out the accelerant at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and then struck a match.
Before the pandemic, Daszak was fond of telling everyone who would listen how he had been funding the collection of coronaviruses and gain-of-function research at the Wuhan lab for over a decade.
Coronaviruses were perfect for this work, Daszak told one interviewer:
“You can manipulate them in the lab pretty easily. It’s a spike protein. Spike protein drives a lot of what happens with the coronavirus, the zoonotic risk [to humans]. So you can get the sequence, build the protein . . . We insert the [spike protein] sequence into the backbone of another virus and then do some work in the lab” …