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NIH Gives Money to China to Study Bats

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Michael Reagan By with Michael R. Shannon Tuesday, 21 April 2020 06:25 AM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

Wasting tax dollars isn’t a job requirement for federal bureaucrats, at least it isn’t written down, but somehow waste is frequently a byproduct of federal programs.

The most recent inexcusable example come to us from the White Coat Waste Project by way of Fox News. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) sent a $3.7 million grant to the Wuhan Institute of Virology during the Obama/Biden administration in 2015.

That name probably sounds familiar to you because evidence points toward that institute being the source of the current "Wuflu" pandemic that’s busy killing Americans and their economy.

Put that thought on lockdown for just a minute while we examine an equally important question, which is: Why are we sending money to China in  the first place?

China is the enemy. China encourages the theft of U.S. intellectual property.

China blackmails companies before they are allowed to enter the Chinese market.

China’s goal is to control all of the South China Sea and it flaunts navigational law. China threatens our allies Taiwan and South Korea.

China is an authoritarian police state that has put over one million Moslems into concentration camps.

China harvests organs from political prisoners.

China violates international law with impunity.

Even if China weren’t a criminal state, the fact is China’s economy is just a bit behind ours in size. It’s nuts to be sending U.S. tax dollars to a lab in China controlled by Chinese communists!

It might, and that’s a big "might," have been justifiable to send U.S. scientists — paid by the federal government — to Wuhan knowing that any intellectual property they produce will no doubt be stolen. But sending money is criminal negligence.

And the money was sent even after the State Dept. reported on substandard conditions at the China flu lab. (Talking about shipping gasoline to an arsonist!)

"The recent revelations about U.S. and Canadian funding for the Wuhan Institute of Virology come after The Washington Post reported earlier this week that State Department officials had expressed grave concerns in recent years about the safety of the Chinese lab.

"'During interactions with scientists at the WIV laboratory, they noted the new lab has a serious shortage of appropriately trained technicians and investigators needed to safely operate this high-containment laboratory,' a January 2018 State Department cable obtained by the Washington Post reads."

As one observer put it after looking at photos of Wuhan lab equipment, "I have stronger seals on my freezer."

And now the U.S. is reaping what Chinese incompetents — aided by US incompetents — managed to sow.

As Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., who wants to end these foolish grants, told Tucker Carlson, "I'm against funding Chinese research in our country, but I'm sure against funding it in China. The NIH gives a $3.7 million grant to the Wuhan Institute of Virology [and] they then advertise that they need coronavirus researchers and following that, coronavirus erupts in Wuhan."

What happens now? Nothing, we can assure you.

The United States is probably the first nation in history to help finance a foreign pandemic that came to its shores and not a single bureaucrat will suffer even the slightest penalty.

Unless in a bout of poetic justice the bureaucrat comes down with the Kung flu.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read Michael Reagan's Reports — More Here.

Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)." Read Michael Shannon's Reports — More Here.

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