U.S. government sent money to Wuhan Covid lab despite knowing the Chinese army was using the facility to make bioweapons, researcher Peter Daszak suggests | 1 May 2024 | U.S. officials may have sent taxpayer money to fund risky research in a Chinese lab known to be carrying out bioweapon research. Disgraced researcher Dr. Peter Daszak suggested to a Congressional subcommittee that the intelligence community was aware of the coronavirus experiments carried out at the Wuhan Institute of Virology years before the pandemic - which many fear may have started the outbreak. The government sent money to the Chinese facility despite concerns that the WIV was being by the Chinese government to manufacture bioweapons, according to Dr. Daszak's testimony. Further, the researcher said the WIV is astonishingly still in possession of 15,000 samples of other coronaviruses that may belong to the U.S. government through past taxpayer-funded research. Dr. Daszak told the subcommittee: "To the last of my knowledge, [samples] were in the freezers in Wuhan - over 15,000 of them." The revelation came Wednesday in his testimony given at the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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