GOP puts NIH on hot seat with call for investigation into US funding to Wuhan lab

More than two dozen Republican House members demanded the Health and Human Services Department’s independent watchdog investigate the National Institutes of Health’s response to concerns raised about taxpayer-funded research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, one of the potential origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

GOP members called for a “prompt and thorough investigation into the NIH’s response to biosafety concerns” at the Wuhan lab, asking HHS Principal Deputy Inspector General Christi Grimm to look into what funding the Wuhan lab received from the United States in the past, if the lab was still eligible for U.S. taxpayer support, and whether U.S. funding continued.

Peter Daszak,
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