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EcoHealth’s COVID bat-testing lab upended by feds’ spending ban

Posted on AllSides May 19th, 2024
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When the federal government shut down taxpayer money going to EcoHealth Alliance, the company linked to the Wuhan virus lab, it may also doomed the firm’s plans to start a bat research lab in the U.S.

EcoHealth had been working with Colorado State University on a lab in Fort Collins, north of Denver, winning millions of dollars in federal grant money to create a bat colony to study zoonotic diseases. EcoHealth had been tasked with procuring the bats that would be used in the research.

The Health and Human Services Department threw a wrench...

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