Did they learn nothing from the COVID-19 pandemic?
As you may know, gain-of-function research is a specific type of research that intentionally enhances the transmissibility of viruses in mammals. In other words, it can make a virus more dangerous and widespread.
While evidence that gain-of-function research may have led to the coronavirus has been labeled as a conspiracy theory by some, there’s no disputing that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded this type of testing at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
And now, there’s new reporting that the NIH wants to continue to send YOUR money to fund dangerous experiments in China. Haven’t they learned?
There needs to be accountability and oversight for every dollar spent, especially those dollars sent abroad. That’s why I am cosponsoring the Foreign Gain-of-Function Research Prevention Act. There is no reason for taxpayer dollars to be sent to hostile nations, and certainly no reason to be funding this type of research.
We need to hold China accountable for its role in the last pandemic, but it’s equally important that we do everything in our power to prevent the next one.
Learn more about the Foreign Gain-of-Function Research Prevention Act: