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            by Andrew Kerr  Dozens of Republican members of Congress wrote a letter to National Institutes of Health Acting Inspector General Christi Grimm on Tuesday demanding a “prompt and thorough investigation” into the NIH’s relationship with a Chinese lab that studied coronaviruses. The 28 lawmakers demanded Grimm investigate the total amount of funding the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) has received from the NIH, as well as whether any NIH officials communicated with the lab or its U.S. sponsor at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to quell debate surrounding the theory that the virus could have accidentally escaped from the lab. Researchers at the WIV were studying bat-based coronaviruses prior to the outbreak, a project partially backed by $600,000 in U.S. taxpayer funds routed to the lab through NIH subgrants from the nonprofit group EcoHealth Alliance. The president of EcoHealth Alliance, Peter Daszak, was the...
    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, a member of the World Health Organization’s coronavirus origins investigative team who worked with the Wuhan lab for years and helped steer NIH funding to it for bat coronavirus research through his EcoHealth Alliance, criticized the Biden administration for appearing skeptical of the...
    Dozens of Republican members of Congress wrote a letter to National Institutes of Health Acting Inspector General Christi Grimm on Tuesday demanding a “prompt and thorough investigation” into the NIH’s relationship with a Chinese lab that studied coronaviruses. The 28 lawmakers demanded Grimm investigate the total amount of funding the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) has received from the NIH, as well as whether any NIH officials communicated with the lab or its U.S. sponsor at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to quell debate surrounding the theory that the virus could have accidentally escaped from the lab. Researchers at the WIV were studying bat-based coronaviruses prior to the outbreak, a project partially backed by $600,000 in U.S. taxpayer funds routed to the lab through NIH subgrants from the nonprofit group EcoHealth Alliance. The president of EcoHealth Alliance, Peter Daszak, was the sole U.S. member of the World Health Organization...
    Former first lady Melania Trump paid tribute to children at the The Children's Inn at the National Institute of Health in a Valentine’s Day social media post. “On this #ValentinesDay, I think of the brave & inspirational children at @TheChildrensInn @NIH where I visited the past few years,” Trump said on Twitter. “Sending them love & strength, today & everyday. #HappyValentinesDay.” On this #ValentinesDay, I think of the brave & inspirational children at @TheChildrensInn @NIH where I visited the past few years. Sending them love & strength, today & everyday. #HappyValentinesDay pic.twitter.com/rWl86el7bh— MELANIA TRUMP (@MELANIATRUMP) February 14, 2021 The Children’s Inn, located in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks to be a “place like home” for children battling deadly diseases. Families stay at the Inn free of charge and participate in the National Institute of Health’s research while their children receive medical care. Trump made visiting the clinic a Valentine's Day tradition as...
    The Justice Department charged a former University of Florida professor with fraudulently obtaining $1.75 million in grant money from the National Institutes of Health while hiding his connections to the Chinese government and his efforts to profit in China. Lin Yang, who had resided in Tampa but went back to China in 2019, was charged with six counts of wire fraud and four counts of making false statements to the U.S. government in an indictment returned by a grand jury in December but unsealed Wednesday. The Justice Department said Yang obtained a $1.75 million grant from NIH to develop an imaging informatics tool for muscles known as “MuscleMiner.” But at the same time, he set up a business in China known as “Deep Informatics” and promoted it in China as being based on research funded by the U.S. government. Yang was also accepted into China’s Thousand Talents Program...
    More On: Coronavirus NJ to give first doses of COVID-19 vaccine this week CDC green-lights Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine in key step toward distribution Neiman Marcus CEO blasted over pay, lavish perk ‘Get off this plane’: Family tossed off flight after toddler mask fiasco The director of the National Institutes of Health on Sunday pleaded with Americans to “hit the reset button” on any skepticism they might have over the COVID-19 vaccine. “I would like to plead to people who are listening to this this morning to really hit the reset button on whatever they think they knew about this vaccine that might cause them to be so skeptical,” Dr. Francis Collins told NBC News’s “Meet the Press.” “It’s been discussed in a public meeting, all the details of the safety and the efficacy for anybody who wants to look. This is a very powerful outcome of this incredibly intense...
    NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins spoke with Chuck Todd on Meet the Press Sunday as the first batch of U.S. vaccines started being shipped. One issue in the vaccine rollout is the fact that a lot of people either don’t want to take it or are spreading conspiracy theories about the vaccine. Todd asked Collins about one survey finding that even a remarkable number of health care workers in Miami were “not interested” in taking the vaccine. “If we can’t get to 70 percent penetration with health care workers, Dr. Collins, we have a real hurdle in front of us to convince people to take this, do we not?” he asked. Collins agreed and said, “This is a source of great concern for all of us.” He pled to Americans to understand that the data is out there, the vaccines are being thoroughly vetted, and that getting vaccinated is...
    Joe Biden hit the ground running Monday morning in beginning to unveil his administration's team by naming those who will head his coronavirus task force – the president-elect and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will also receive their first briefing from the team. Rick Bright, the whistleblower who was ousted as chief of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority earlier this year and has since become an outspoken Trump critic, will serve on the panel. The advisory board is co-chaired by former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, who served toward the end of President Barack Obama's administration; former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler; and Deputy Director of the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation Marcella Nunez-Smith. Biden also tapped Zeke Emanuel, who served as Special Advisor for Health Policy at the Office of Management and Budget in the Obama administration, for the task force. He also helped shape the policy...
    Hundreds of men may be living with a potentially deadly condition just discovered by National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists.  The new disease, dubbed VEXAS, causes recurring blood clots, fevers, inflammation and lung damage - in men, specifically.  NIH researchers began seeing a trickle  of men with the strange network of symptoms (which, oddly, but unrelatedly mirror those of COVID-19), coming into their clinics.  Three of these men shared a gene mutation, and the scientists later discovered dozens more who had the mutation - and the same life-threatening set of symptoms.  Now, they suspect that hundreds or more men in the US may have VEXAS - and if the men the NIH have studied so far are representative, 40 percent of them may die, of a disease that didn't have a name before now.   NIH scientists have discovered a rare genetic inflammatory disease that may affect hundreds of American...
    Savannah Rychcik October 20, 2020 0 Comments It has been a while since President Donald Trump has met with the coronavirus task force, according to Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health. Host of NPR’s “Morning Edition” Steve Inskeep noted it seems the coronavirus task force is much less public than before and less visible than it was. He asked Collins if Trump is still listening to health experts. “The task force continues to meet regularly, at least once a week, and to wrestle with a whole lot of the issues, especially now that we see the worsening of the pandemic in the middle of the country, which is really quite a serious concern,” Collins said. He added, “The vice president presides over all of those task force meetings and is incredibly engaged with all of these questions and deliberations and decisions that have...
    ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. From Jan. 1, 2015, through June 1, 2020, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reported 28 lab incidents involving genetically engineered organisms to safety officials at the National Institutes of Health, according to documents UNC released to ProPublica under a public records request. The NIH oversees research involving genetically modified organisms. Six of the incidents involved various types of lab-created coronaviruses. Many were engineered to allow the study of the virus in mice. UNC declined to answer questions about the incidents and to disclose key details about them to the public, including the names of viruses involved, the nature of the modifications made to them and what risks were posed to the public, contrary to NIH guidelines. UNC said in a statement that it “notified...
    An extraordinarily high percentage of COVID-19 infected people showed no symptoms of the disease, according to new research. Up to 40 percent of infected people "seem to have no symptoms," National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins said. "This might potentially explain why some people seem to fend off the virus and may be less susceptible to becoming severely ill," Collins wrote in a blog post.  Collins said it's "becoming apparent that our country is entering a new and troubling phase of the pandemic as SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, continues to spread across many states and reaches into both urban and rural communities." The fact that so many who are infected show no symptoms is contributing to the spread, said Collins, who works closely with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984. "They can pass the virus quickly...
    The National Institutes of Health said that dozens of scientists have been fired or resigned during the Trump administration’s probe into espionage in US laboratories and universities – and the majority had links to a Chinese institution, according to a report. Fifty-four scientists lost their jobs as part of an investigation launched in August 2018 into NIH grant recipients’ failure to disclose their ties to foreign governments. Of those 54, 93 percent received hidden funding from a Communist Chinese institution, Science magazine reported. Michael Lauer, NIH’s head of extramural research, during a virtual meeting with a senior advisory panel on Friday, said the probe targeted 189 scientists at 87 institutions – 80 percent of whom are Asian males who received Chinese financial backing. The individuals received 285 grants totaling $164 million, Lauer said, and Chinese entities provided hidden support for 175 of them. According to Lauer, 133 of the researchers...
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