This week, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) is continuing her fight to hold Washington accountable for how taxpayer dollars are being spent and to put an end to the types of dangerous research in which viruses are made more deadly, which very well may have caused the COVID-19 pandemic.
After footage surfaced of Dr. Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance, inside a bat-filled cave conducting new experiments, Ernst slammed the reckless move to the Daily Mail. The Iowa senator, who has long called out EcoHealth for their ties to China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), said, “EcoHealth has a history of disregarding both biosafety precautions and U.S. laws, and should never be allowed to get their hands on bats or taxpayer dollars ever again” and that “instead of playing in a bat cave, next year Daszak will find himself in front of Congress answering questions about his batty studies and what was really going on inside the Wuhan Institute.”
Click HERE or the image above to read the full article from the Daily Mail.
On Tuesday, the Daily Caller released an internal presentation from the NIH saying legislation defunding gain-of-function (GoF) research was “based in conspiracy theories.” Ernst, an outspoken advocate against GoF research, told the Daily Caller, “It is no conspiracy theory that NIH lost track of how taxpayer dollars were being spent on dangerous coronavirus studies in China’s Wuhan Institute” and called on the NIH to focus on following the law and finding out what really happened at the Wuhan Institute.
Click HERE or the image above to read the full report from the Daily Caller.