Why Was EcoHealth Alliance's Grant Reinstated Despite Group's Apparent Failure To Comply With NIH Conditions?

Hans Mahncke, via The Epoch Times

(emphasis ours),

The National Institutes of Health has


A grant that was terminated in April 2020 by President Donald Trump.

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The House Oversight Committee has revealed that the NIH’s requirements for reinstatement were not met.

Peter Daszak (right), the president of EcoHealth Alliance is seen in Wuhan on February 3, 2021. (Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images)

The grant was awarded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in 2014. The grant was given to EcoHealth Alliance, an organization that is funded by the government and purports to engage in pandemic research.

$3.8 Million

Over five years, the potential spillover of bat viruses will be assessed 'using reverse genomics, pseudoviruses and receptor binding tests, as well as virus infection experiments on cell culture and humanized mouse.' EcoHealth was paid by NIAID to genetically modify and engineer bat viruses.

In May 2016, Erik Stemmy was a NIAID Program Officer who suspended the grant.

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The Wuhan Institute of Virology in China may have used federal funds for gain-of-function experimentation that was prohibited.

The Obama administration put a moratorium in place at the time on gain-of function experiments. The suspension was lifted by the Obama administration in July 2016, for unknown reasons. Peter Daszak was EcoHealth's President at the time.

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NIAID sent an email to announce the lifting of the Gain-of-Function funding pause.

EcoHealth was required to submit regular reports of its activities as part of the grant conditions. As of 2018, however,

EcoHealth has stopped submitting reports.

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Technical difficulties

They are not required to submit

The missing reports covered the crucial timeframe of 2018-2019, just before COVID-19 was detected in Wuhan.

NIAID continued to fund the project despite EcoHealth's failure to submit the status reports. After a Freedom of Information Act


EcoHealth was prompted to submit the reports by NIAID in 2021. EcoHealth finally filed the reports in 2021, at least two more years late.


If this information had been disclosed sooner, the NIAID would have likely shut down these experiments.

In April 2020, Trump learned of the connection between WIV and NIAID grant.


The grant. Trump's decision has caused an


His critics and the media have been adamant about his actions. The NIH (which is NIAID parent) appears to have known that Trump's actions had merit.

Michael Lauer will be the NIH deputy director on July 8, 2020.

Extramural Research

The person in charge of ensuring scientific integrity, accountability to the public, and effective stewardship for the NIH's extramural portfolio wrote a letter EcoHealth listing seven conditions that had to be met as a requirement for the reinstatement of this grant.

NIH Issued 7 Demands

EcoHealth had to first provide a COVID-19 sample, which was used to determine its genetic sequence. This request was made to compare the original sample to other samples to determine when it first appeared.

EcoHealth had to explain the 'apparent disappearance' of Huang Yanling. Huang Yanling was a scientist/technician who worked at the WIV laboratory but whose web presence in the lab has been removed. Huang Yanling is a long-time employee of the WIV lab.

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Patient zero. Her profile was


She was last seen on the WIV website in 2019, shortly after the outbreak.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIAID Director, listens as President Joe Biden speaks (out of the frame) during a visit at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda (Md.) on February 11, 2021. (Saul Loeb/AFP through Getty Images).

EcoHealth was also asked to provide the "WIV's response to the 2018 U.S. Department of State cable regarding safety concerns." The cables are a good example of this.


They warned that there was a "serious lack of appropriately trained technicians, investigators and scientists needed to safely operate" the WIV's laboratories of high-level containment. The National Health and Family Planning Commission (a state agency under the Chinese Communist Party) was also warned.


A request was made to conduct coronavirus tests at level 4 biosafety. The actual experiments were

Carry out

In low biosafety levels 2 facilities.

Fourth, EcoHealth had to 'disclose any unusual restrictions placed on lab facilities as indicated, for instance, by the reduced cell-phone traffic during October 2019 and evidence of roadblocks around the facility between October 14-19, 2019'.

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