US grant to Wuhan lab to enhance bat-based coronaviruses was never scrutinized by HHS review board, NIH says
Last updated 4/7/2021 at 12:10pm
The National Institutes of Health has “systematically thwarted” government oversight of dangerous pathogen research, Richard H. Ebright, professor of chemical biology at Rutgers University, told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
The P3CO Review Framework was created in 2017 after a three-year pause on government funding of research that intentionally makes pathogens more deadly or transmissible.
An NIH grant that involved the modification of bat-based coronaviruses and the transfer of $600,000 to the Wuhan Institute of Virology before the pandemic bypassed P3CO review because the Nation...