(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that it is investigating a published study conducted at Boston University that created a “chimeric” COVID-19 variant that killed lab mice in 80% of cases.
This week, the NIH informed media outlets that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) neither reviewed nor granted awards for experiments detailed in a pre-print article on SARS-CoV-2 research at Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL).
According to reports, the NIH is looking into the situation to see if the NIH Grants Policy Statement covered the research or if it met the requirements for review under the HHS [Health and Human Services] Framework for Guiding Funding Decisions about Proposed Research Involving Enhanced Potential Pandemic Pathogens (HHS P3CO Framework).
NIAID representative Emily Erbelding told a media outlet that her organization should have been made aware of the research before it was begun. When Boston University submitted a grant application, she alleged that it did not fully disclose the precise scope of the project.
Reports show a Boston University official referred the media to a statement that disputed the NIH’s assertions when asked for comment. The university denied the assertions made by Erbelding and NIAID, claiming that it had fulfilled all necessary regulatory requirements and standards. Following NIAID’s guidelines and regulations, they did not have to share this research.
According to the statement, funding from Boston University was used to carry out the studies described in the publication. Although they did not directly support this research, NIAID funding was mentioned because it was utilized to help create the platforms and tools employed in it.
Reports of the study received negative feedback after being posted online.
Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) issued a statement saying that we know from history that viruses have gotten out of even the most guarded labs. Scientists shouldn’t be allowed to take on this danger without the support of the American people. This research must cease immediately to examine the risks and benefits.
All federal (read taxpayer) and foreign funding to universities must end immediately.