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NIH Negligent in Canceled Wuhan Coronavirus Grant, Watchdog Says

Jan. 25, 2023, 7:55 PM

Coronavirus research canceled by the Trump administration because of ties to a lab in Wuhan, China, failed to meet deadlines aimed at mitigating risks, an HHS watchdog found.

The National Institutes of Health further fell short in monitoring EcoHealth Alliance grants, the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General found in a report released Wednesday. The OIG found NIH failed to follow up on a progress report until nearly two years after its due date.

“Despite identifying potential risks associated with research being performed under the EcoHealth awards, we found that NIH did not effectively monitor or take timely ...