NEWS ALERT: Bombshell government report blasts NIH over failures on grants for Wuhan experiments

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The NIH was blasted today by an official watchdog for failing to keep tabs on US-sponsored virus experiments in China, which are feared to have caused the Covid crisis.

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

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

The Daily Mail titled their report, “Bombshell Government report says NIH failed to keep tabs on Wuhan research site where US taxpayer-funded grants were used for coronavirus experiments years before pandemic.”

The report further explains that “While the lab leak theory was initially dismissed as conspiracy and xenophobic, a growing number of scientists have come around to the idea the virus may have escaped during an accident at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV).”

The Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services posted a link to their report on Twitter on Wednesday.

The brutal assessment from the OIG report includes the following: [emphasis added]

What OIG Found
Despite identifying potential risks associated with research being performed under the EcoHealth awards, we found that NIH did not effectively monitor or take timely action to address EcoHealth’s compliance with some requirements. Although NIH and EcoHealth had established monitoring procedures, we found deficiencies in complying with those procedures limited NIH and EcoHealth’s ability to effectively monitor Federal grant awards and subawards to understand the nature of the research conducted, identify potential problem areas, and take corrective action. Using its discretion, NIH did not refer the research to HHS for an outside review for enhanced potential pandemic pathogens (ePPPs) because it determined the research did not involve and was not reasonably anticipated to create, use, or transfer an ePPP. However, NIH added a special term and condition in EcoHealth’s awards and provided limited guidance on how EcoHealth should comply with that requirement. We found that NIH was only able to conclude that research resulted in virus growth that met specified benchmarks based on a late progress report from EcoHealth that NIH failed to follow up on until nearly 2 years after its due date. Based on these findings, we conclude that NIH missed opportunities to more effectively monitor research. With improved oversight, NIH may have been able to take more timely corrective actions to mitigate the inherent risks associated with this type of research.

We identified several other deficiencies in the oversight of the awards. Some of these deficiencies include: NIH’s improper termination of a grant; EcoHealth’s inability to obtain scientific documentation from WIV; and EcoHealth’s improper use of grant funds, resulting in $89,171 in unallowable costs.

OIG oversight work has continually demonstrated that grant-awarding agencies’ oversight of subrecipients, whether domestic or foreign, is challenging. The shortcomings we identified related to NIH’s oversight of EcoHealth demonstrate continued problems. Compounding these longstanding challenges are risks that may limit effective oversight of foreign subrecipients, which often depends on cooperation between the recipient and subrecipient, and the countries in which the research is performed. Although WIV cooperated with EcoHealth’s monitoring for several years, WIV’s [Wuhan Institute of Virology] lack of cooperation following the COVID 19 outbreak limited EcoHealth’s ability to monitor its subrecipient. NIH should assess how it can best mitigate these issues and ensure that it can oversee the use of NIH funds by foreign recipients and subrecipients.

Fox News host Steve Hilton responded to the report, tweeting, “TWO YEARS AGO we were the first on TV to lay out the evidence that research commissioned by Fauci is the most likely origin of the pandemic. They called us conspiracy theorists. Everything we’ve learned since then CORROBORATES our reporting.”

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  1. Why in the world would we teach CHINA on how to make virus. Let alone develope a virus that kills prople other than to kill a million Americans. DR FRAUD should be put on trial and executed for his crimes. Let not forget Obama and Gates role in all of this.


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