Ernst Efforts Defunded China’s Wuhan Institute, Now EcoHealth Alliance

***The Iowa Standard is an independent media voice. We rely on the financial support of our readers to exist. Please consider a one-time sign of support or becoming a monthly supporter at $5, $10/month - whatever you think we're worth! If you’ve ever used the phrase “Fake News” — now YOU can actually DO something about it! You can also support us on PayPal at [email protected] or Venmo at Iowa-Standard-2018 or through the mail at: PO Box 112 Sioux Center, IA 51250

After she led the charge to permanently debar the Wuhan Institute of Virology and defund EcoHealth Alliance from receiving U.S. taxpayer dollars, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) celebrated the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finally defunding EcoHealth and promised to cut off any taxpayer dollars used for research of pandemic potential.

An Ernst-requested investigation exposed how EcoHealth sent over $1 million U.S. taxpayer dollars to the Wuhan Institute of Virology for risky experiments on bat coronaviruses. She also called for an HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigation into EcoHealth that found the organization violated numerous federal grant requirements and conditions.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here