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by Apprentice (1.4k points)
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I believe the information to be false. According to the NY Post, the government ended funding for the Wuhan Lab after it refused to turn over requested safety documentation following a review process that started in September. It is not sure whether coronavirus originated in China, but much evidence suggests it came from China's Wuhan Institute. It is said that in the first weeks of the pandemic, China blocked any systematic investigation into the virus' origins. From this article, on July 19, 2023, it is believed that Biden cut off the funding from the Wuhan Lab. 


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by Apprentice (1.1k points)

It is true that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) had previously funded research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) that involved studying bat viruses, including coronaviruses, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding was intended to support research aimed at better understanding the potential risks of zoonotic diseases, which are diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans.


However, it is crucial to note that there has been a considerable amount of controversy surrounding the exact nature of the research conducted at the WIV and whether it might have played a role in the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. Various investigations and experts have stated that there is no concrete evidence to support the theory that the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, originated from a laboratory leak. The predominant scientific consensus is that the virus most likely originated in wildlife and was transmitted to humans through an intermediate animal host.

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/us-advises-suspending-bat-research-over-concerns-coronavirus-could-infect-north-american-species/2020/04/09/1aabcf52-7a8e-11ea-9bee-c5bf9d2e3288_story.html

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