American taxpayers will be forced to provide funding to the controversial Wuhan Institute of Virology thanks to a new authorization granted by the Biden administration’s National Institutes of Health.
The current director of the NIH is Dr. Francis Collins, who was appointed in 2009 by former President Barack Obama.
On Tuesday, the NIH told the Daily Caller News Foundation that it approved the use of taxpayer money to bankroll the Wuhan Institute’s ongoing animal research until 2024.
It’s unclear why the institute needs funding from American taxpayers, given how strong the Chinese economy is.
The Wuhan Institute of Virology has come under fire amid speculation that COVID-19 was unleashed upon the world after accidentally escaping from its laboratory.
Last year, a Chinese virologist accused the Chinese Communist Party of trying to cover up its