The United States did not fund “gain-of-function” research in Wuhan, China.


National Institutes of Health (NIH) has now admitted it helped to fund gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China. This information was detailed in a paper written in 2015 by the head of the research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Dr. Zhi Shengli (also known as “the Bat Lady”). She acknowledged those providing grants for her GOF research as NIAID and the National Institute of Aging, both under the NIH, funding from USAID-EPT-PREDICT through Eco-Health Alliance (USAID-EPT-PREDICT is the U.S. Agency for International Development, Emerging Pandemic Threats, with the purpose of predicting pandemics resulting from zoonotic viruses (viruses that could migrate to humans), with cultures supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, funded by NIH. She confirmed that GOF research, though started prior to the U.S. government “funding pause,” were “reviewed and approved for continued study by the NIH.”