NIH Admits Funding Risky Virus Research in Wuhan
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One was that EcoHealth Alliance, a New York Citybased nonprofit that partners with far-flung laboratories to research and prevent the outbreak of emerging diseases, did indeed enhance a bat coronavirus to become potentially more infectious to humans, which the NIH letter described as an unexpected result of the research it funded that was carried out in partnership with the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
On September 20, a group of internet sleuths calling themselves DRASTIC (short for released a leaked $14 million grant proposal that EcoHealth Alliance had submitted in 2018 to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). It proposed partnering with the Wuhan Institute of Virology and constructing SARS-related bat coronaviruses into which they would insert human-specific cleavage sites as a way to evaluate growth potential of the pathogens