Griffith Statement on the NIH Resuming Grant Funding for EcoHealth Alliance
Today, U.S. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) has released a statement following the National Institute of Health (NIH)’s announcement that they would resume grant funding for EcoHealth Alliance:
“It’s absolutely reckless that the NIH has renewed a grant for EcoHealth Alliance given their negligence and the breach of their contract with the NIH on the coronavirus research done at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. It is now believed likely that COVID-19 was the result of a lab incident at the Wuhan Institute.
“From my observations, EcoHealth Alliance has not been contrite about their failures. And even worse, they have refused to cooperate with Congress in our attempts to get information about the research they were doing at the Wuhan Institute.
“Until they can demonstrate a willingness to work with Congress to resolve outstanding questions and fulfill all of the terms of their federal contracts, paid for with American taxpayer dollars, all funding should remain suspended, and no new contracts should be awarded.”
To see NIH’s grant announcement, click here.