Over 20 Researchers Funded by NIAID Connected to Wuhan Lab

(RoyalPatriot.com )- The National Pulse reported last week that over twenty American scientists who have received federal funding from Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease all have connections to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

The scientists, who have received a combined total of 637 grants from the NIAID, have either served as visiting lecturers or researchers at the Wuhan lab suspected to be Ground Zero for the COVID-19 pandemic.

The National Pulse reviewed annual reports from 2011 to 2013. In the section of the reports titled “Visiting Scientists and Scientific Lecturers,” they found the names of a number of non-Chinese researchers who are connected to the Wuhan lab. Additional information from other years was found at the Wuhan Institute’s Chinese-language website.

The 21 American scientists listed include researchers working at the National Institutes of Health, including Stuart Le Grice from NIH’s Cancer Institute who has received sixteen grants from the NIAID. In 2018 Le Grice delivered a lecture called “Extending Small Molecule Therapeutics to Cellular and Viral RNAs” at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Professor Anne Simon gave a lecture at the Wuhan Institute in 2012 on the RNA virus genome.

Other scientists presented lectures on vaccine development, including Tian Wang, a recipient of 25 NIAID grants, and Michael McVoy, who has received 26 NIAID grants.

In 2014, James Leduc, the director of Galveston National Laboratory, participated in a discussion on the prevention and control of new infectious diseases.

Taxpayer-funded scientists involved with the Wuhan lab aren’t restricted to those who received funds from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The National Pulse also found six other scientists with connections to the Wuhan lab who have received funding from other institutes within the NIH.

This includes both current and former NIH officials. Dimiter Dimitrov, a former senior investigator for the National Cancer Institute, and Zheng Zhiming, a senior investigator at the National Institutes of Health, have also given lectures at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.