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US Funds Risky Bird Flu Research, Creating Lethal Strains of Virus with China: Concerns Rise Over Pandemic Origins

The US government allocates $1 million for bird flu research, partnering with Chinese scientists to study transmissibility and potential risks to humans. Despite earlier restrictions, funding began in April 2021 and will continue until March 2026, according to documents obtained by The White Coat Waste Project. Concerns arise over collaboration with the Wuhan Institute of Virology, prompting calls for scrutiny from lawmakers and advocacy groups.
Apr 18, 2024
By Anna Ray