NIH cuts coronavirus funding budget


The Great Ignoranus could make anyone’s head hurt

Researchers expressed alarm this week after the National Institutes of Health abruptly cancelled funding for a long-standing research project by US and Chinese scientists to examine how coronaviruses leap from bats to humans, potentially causing devastating pandemics—such as the one we are currently experiencing by a coronavirus genetically linked to those found in bats.

The funding cut could set back critical research into preventing such disease spread, scientists say. They also expressed dismay that the decision was prompted by unfounded conspiracy theories and what some see as a wider attempt by the Trump administration to deflect criticism of its handling of the pandemic by blaming China for unleashing the disease.

The NIH has not provided a clear explanation for its move to cancel the funds…

but, if you think it has nothing at all to do with chickenshit bureaucrats running and hiding from conspiracy theories floated by the Fake President…I have a bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell you real cheap. A deal.

One thought on “NIH cuts coronavirus funding budget

  1. October surprise says:

    NIH ‘Very Concerned’ About Serious Side Effect in Coronavirus Vaccine Trial https://khn.org/news/nih-and-fda-examine-serious-side-effect-that-surfaced-in-covid-vaccine-trial/
    “Any decision about whether to continue the trial is complex because it’s difficult to assess the cause of a rare injury that occurs during a vaccine trial — and because scientists and authorities have to weigh the risk of uncommon side effects against a vaccine that might curb the pandemic.
    “So many factors go into these decisions,” [Dr. Avindra] Nath said. “I’m sure everything is on the table. The last thing you want to do is hurt healthy people.” https://khn.org/news/nih-and-fda-examine-serious-side-effect-that-surfaced-in-covid-vaccine-trial/

    “President Trump claimed Tuesday that a coronavirus vaccine could be ready as early as October 13, which he hopes will give him a potent boost before Election Day.” https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-promises-coronavirus-vaccine-by-columbus-day-as-doctors-warn-against-politicizing-push/ar-BB1943OJ

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