EcoHealth Alliance â€“ an American non-profit whose work on coronavirus with the Wuhan Institute of Virology has stirred controversy â€“ received a new six-figure grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, War Room can reveal.
EcoHealth Alliance previously manipulated â€œkillerâ€ bat coronaviruses with striking resemblances to COVID-19 to become deadlier to humans alongside its Chinese Communist Party-controlled partner, using taxpayer funds from Anthony Fauciâ€™s National Institutes of Health (NIH) agency to do so.
Amidst refusing to comply with several congressional investigations into its â€œgain-of-functionâ€ research in Wuhan, EcoHealth Alliance has continued to receive taxpayer-backed grants from various federal agencies.
Most recently, EcoHealth Alliance received a grant totaling $115,000 from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), which is under the control of the Department of Defense (DOD).
The non-profit was given the funds on September 30th as part of a nearly $400,000 project that was first launched in July 2021 and set to conclude in September 2024.
A federal database reveals the grant is for â€œcombating weapons of mass destruction.â€ The DTRA classifies weapons of mass destruction as â€œchemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents with the potential to hold U.S. and allied interests at significant risk.â€
The DOD-run program reportedly seeks to have EcoHealth Alliance â€œpredict biothreat impacts from early-stage data via transfer learning.â€
No further details about the nature of the research supported by the grant, however, were provided.
EcoHealth Allianceâ€™s relationship with the Pentagon dates back to at least fiscal year 2014 when it began working on a program labeled â€œScientific Research â€“ Combating Weapons of Mass Destructionâ€. The program ultimately led to nearly $34 million in taxpayer funds being funneled from the DODâ€™s DTRA to support EcoHealth Alliance.
The unearthed grant follows EcoHealth Alliance receiving a recent grant from Fauciâ€™s NIH agency despite President Donald Trump terminating the non-profitâ€™s taxpayer-supported projects after its close ties to the Wuhan Institute of Virology were revealed. EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak has also been accused of playing a key role in discrediting the â€œlab leakâ€ theory surrounding COVID-19â€™s origins.