HHS Strips EcoHealth Alliance Of Federal Funds Over Reckless Coronavirus Research

HHS Strips EcoHealth Alliance Of Federal Funds Over Reckless Coronavirus Research


On Tuesday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) formally suspended federal funding for EcoHealth Alliance and recommended it face debarment for its lack of transparency and reckless handling of coronavirus-related research in Wuhan, China. With U.S. taxpayer dollars five years ago and earlier, EcoHealth Alliance funded Chinese research into worsening viruses linked to the Covid-19 outbreak, according to federal reports and independent reporting.

In a letter released Wednesday, Henrietta Brisbon, HHS’s suspension and debarment official, informed EcoHealth President Peter Daszak that the federal government is suspending funds to EcoHealth and proposing the organization be debarred “from participating in United States Federal Government procurement and nonprocurement programs.” The suspension and debarment recommendation took effect on Tuesday.

“I have determined that there is adequate

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