The Department of Health and Human Services’ Inspector General announced they will launch an investigation into the NIH’s grant program, which includes tax dollars funneled to EcoHealth Alliance that went to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Senator Joni Ernst has pushed for the Department’s IG to form such an investigation dating back to March of 2021.
EcoHealth Alliance has been violating multiple federal laws that require the group to disclose how taxpayer money was spent at the Wuhan lab and how much was spent.
Ernst gave her June Squeal Award to NIH for continuing to send grant money to the group, even after they refused to follow federal disclosure laws. Ernst has also introduced the STOP Act to cut off all funding to any organization that refuses to provide information about a project or fails to obey federal laws.