There were secret warnings about the Wuhan Institute of Virology before the pandemic hit, Vanity Fair is reporting.
A U.S. health official from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) arrived at the WIV to view work on China’s first biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) laboratory. The lab, which was to be operated with the highest safeguards, would enable scientists to study some of the world’s most lethal pathogens, Vanity Fair noted.
The project was supported by Western governments looking for a stronger partnership with top scientists from China. NIAID sent grant money through a U.S. group, EcoHealth Alliance, to help fund coronavirus research.
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