The watchdog group Empower Oversight has filed Freedom of Information Act requests for information after learning of the failure by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) to hold a key grant recipient to its contractual obligations.
EcoHealth Alliance was awarded taxpayer money through the federal health agencies and worked closely with Communist Chinese scientists, including those at the Wuhan, China lab implicated in the release of Covid-19.
The taxpayer money was to carry out research on bat coronaviruses.
To gain further insight into the cumulative failures of NIH, NIAID, and EcoHealth Alliance, Empower Oversight filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with HHS-OIG and the NIH.
Empower Oversight is requesting comprehensive communications regarding the grant, along with communications between Dr. Anthony Fauci and Peter Daszak of EcoHealth Alliance in the middle of 2019, when the enhanced growth notification should have been made.
“Our federal government should not be keeping Americans in the dark on key questions related to Covid-19. More serious investigations into the matter are needed to shed light on the NIH and NIAID’s failures and learn to what extent these failures impaired earlier warning and understanding of the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic.” – Jason Foster, Founder and President of Empower Oversight
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