From the very beginning of this coronavirus pandemic, there have been a number of conspiracy theories floating around – some of which have gained serious traction in recent weeks.
Of course, many believe that China’s response to the viral outbreak as part of a purposeful scheme to weaken the rest of the unsuspecting world, who they deceived by releasing manipulated data regarding the virus’ contagiousness and mortality rate.
Some have even suggested that a laboratory specializing in bat-born coronaviruses, (just like the one at the center of his health emergency), may have been the source of the outbreak, making this incident more akin to a “Chi-nobyl” style incident than a random act of nature.
It seems as though US authorities are following up on that possibility.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has informed a company that used a taxpayer grant to provide U.S. tax dollars to the Wuhan lab in China–from which some authorities believe the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic emanated–that the Wuhan lab is formally being investigated by U.S. officials.
A letter from Dr. Michael Lauer, the NIH’s deputy director for extramural research, to Kevin Olival of EcoHealth Alliance and Naomi Schrag of Columbia University, obtained exclusively by Breitbart News, informs them the matter is under investigation.
“EcoHealth Alliance, Inc. is the recipient, as grantee, of an NIH grant entitled ‘Understanding the Risk of Bat Coronavirus Emergency,’” Lauer wrote in the letter, dated April 19. “It is our understanding that one of the sub-recipients of the grant funds is the Wuhan Institute of Virology (‘WIV’). It is our understanding that WIV studies the interaction between corona viruses and bats. The scientific community believes that the coronavirus causing COVID-19 jumped from bats to humans likely in Wuhan where the COVID-19 pandemic began. There are now allegations that the current crisis was precipitated by the release from WIV of the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19. Given these concerns, we are pursuing suspension of WIV from participation in Federal programs.”
There was no mistaking the verbiage used, either.
“It is in the public interest that NIH ensure that a sub-recipient has taken all appropriate precautions to prevent the release of pathogens that it is studying,” Lauer wrote. “This suspension of the sub-recipient does not affect the remainder of your grant assuming that no grant funds are provided to WIV following receipt of this email during the period of suspension.”
Several US lawmakers have already suggested that China could be made to pay reparations to the world on account of their handling of this disaster, and those voices will undoubtedly grow louder as more evidence of a coverup is discovered.