An investigation has revealed that the National Institutes of Health (NIH), led at the time by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), conducted experiments in 2018 involving a ‘SARS-like’ virus known as WIV1.
The experiment was conducted in a Montana lab more than a year prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The NIH experiment included infecting 12 Egyptian fruit bats with WIV1, which were acquired from a roadside Maryland zoo.
On days three, seven, and twenty-eight of the experiment, four bats were euthanized and various organs—including their hearts, livers, kidneys, spleens, bladders, reproductive systems, eyes, and brains—were harvested for analysis.
Additionally, white blood cell counts and antibodies present in the bats were tested. Results from this research concluded that WIV1-coronavirus failed to induce a ‘strong infection’ within the subjects; minimal signs of viral replication were noted.
This experiment was conducted at Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Montana, in collaboration with the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the University of North Carolina. This laboratory is situated approximately 15 minutes away from Camp David, the Presidential Retreat.
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The research – revealed this week by a campaign group – determined the novel virus could not cause a ‘robust infection’.
But the research is more evidence of ties between the US government and the Wuhan lab, as well as the funding of dangerous virus research across the globe.
The paper – SARS-Like Coronavirus WIV1-CoV Does Not Replicate in Egyptian Fruit Bats – was published in the journal Viruses in 2018. The study was first flagged by DRASTIC, a group of internet activists who investigate the origins of Covid-19 and the lab leak theory.
The group White Coat Waste Project is now using the Freedom of Information Act to request more details about the experiment.
The White Coat Waste Project is a watchdog that has been fighting to stop sending American tax dollars overseas to fund dangerous virus research.
Justin Goodman, Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Public Policy at White Coat Waste Project (WCWP), a government watchdog group dedicated to finding, exposing and defunding wasteful government spending on animal experiments, was recently interviewed by Gateway Pundit’s Cullen Linebarger.
During the interview, Goodman discussed WCWP’s mission to uncover how the National Institute of Health (NIH) under Anthony Fauci has been using taxpayer dollars to fund animal testing over the years, particularly overseas.
He also highlighted how WCWP successfully uncovered NIH funding of the Wuhan Institute of Virology – where the current pandemic is suspected to have originated from – and discussed its various victories in saving animals’ lives and American taxpayers’ money.
“In 2018-2019, we started discovering the problem was much bigger than what was happening at the Kitten Slaughterhouse. So we started to dig into what these laboratories were doing. We worked with Rand Paul and exposed some stupid experiments. In England, for example, they were addicting monkeys with heroin and getting zebrafish hooked on nicotine. And as we kept investigating where the money was going, we found that there was a laboratory in Wuhan on this list of facilities that were getting taxpayer dollars,” Goodman said.
“We met with the Trump White House in January 2020 and flagged for them before the pandemic was declared that this laboratory in Wuhan was getting money from the NIH. In April 2020, we released our big investigation that documented how taxpayer dollars were being funneled from NIH thru the EcoHealth Alliance to the Wuhan lab for these experiments. They (EcoHealth Alliance) were traveling to Southern China to collect bat viruses, bringing them to Wuhan, and manipulating them in the laboratory. We were proud to be the first to expose the fact that US taxpayer dollars were funding the experiments that most people now believe caused the pandemic,” he added.
You can read the full interview here.