COVID origins: HHS suspends EcoHealth Alliance grants after finding taxpayer funds used in risky research

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The Department of Health and Human Services implemented an immediate, government-wide suspension on all funds allocated to EcoHealth Alliance a firm that used taxpayer funds to conduct gain of function research at the Wuhan lab before the COVID-19 pandemic began. 

HHS made the decision, citing evidence included in the House COVID Select Subcommittee’s staff-level report on the nonprofit. 

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According to HHS, EcoHealth willfully violated the terms of a multimillion-dollar National Institute of Health grant. 

A spokesperson for EcoHealth Alliance told Fox News Digital that it is “disappointed by HHS’ decision today and we will be contesting the proposed debarment.” 

“We disagree strongly with the decision and will present evidence to refute each

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