(Worthy News) – A whistleblower formerly of EcoHealth Alliance claims he saw the potential for a lab leak out of the Wuhan Institute of Virology as early as 2016.
Scientist Andrew Huff worked from 2015 to 2016 as the vice president of EcoHealth Alliance, the U.S. taxpayer-funded nonprofit group that collaborated with the Chinese laboratory on bat virus research ahead of the COVID-19 outbreak. The National Institutes of Health stopped funding the group’s branch in Wuhan for continued “non-compliance.”
Huff alleges that the virus was genetically engineered at the Wuhan lab, a realization he came to after reviewing a funding proposal on the project and finding the project involved gain-of-function research. The Department of Health and Human Services defines gain of function as research “that improves the ability of a pathogen to cause disease” to “enable assessment of the pandemic potential of emerging infectious agents.” It warns these studies “may entail biosafety and biosecurity risks.” [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More…) ]