U.S. taxpayer money was used to conduct experiments on coronaviruses from the Wuhan lab in China, which is believed to be the source of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The discovery highlights the deepening connections between the US government and the Wuhan lab, as well as the funding of dangerous virus research globally.
The White Coat Waste Project is requesting more information about the experiment, and similar research on potentially pandemic-causing viruses has been ongoing worldwide.
President and founder of WCW, Anthony Bellotti stated, “Our investigation has uncovered the real-life horror story of how a shady roadside zoo whose curator was an NIH animal experimenter shipped off bats to a deadly government virus lab overseen by Dr. Fauci to be infected with a coronavirus obtained directly from the Wuhan lab that experts believe caused COVID.”
Concerns over such experiments have led to the shutdown of a taxpayer-funded project aimed at finding and studying novel pathogens.
The lab-leak theory is now supported by the FBI, among other government agencies.