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US cuts funding to research group with ties to ‘bat woman’ lab

TOKYO — The news was sudden, and stunning. The premier U.S. agency for biomedical research cut funding last month to a New York-based lab that works with researchers worldwide on infectious diseases, and the motivation appeared to be political rather than scientific.

The National Institutes of Health severed the funding for the EcoHealth Alliance roughly one week after President Donald Trump was asked about the nonprofit’s link to a lab in the Chinese city of Wuhan where the novel coronavirus is claimed to have originated. There had been American media reports about the lab and the U.S. funding it receives.

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In cut to ‘bat woman’ lab, critics say US politics trump science

TOKYO — The news was sudden, and stunning. The premier U.S. agency for biomedical research cut funding last month to a New York-based lab that works with researchers worldwide on infectious diseases, and the motivation appeared to be political rather than scientific.

The National Institutes of Health severed the funding for the EcoHealth Alliance roughly one week after President Donald Trump was asked about the nonprofit’s link to a lab in the Chinese city of Wuhan where the novel coronavirus is claimed to have originated. There had been American media reports about the lab and the U.S. funding it receives.

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As ‘bat woman’ lab loses funds, critics say US politics trump science

TOKYO — The news was sudden, and stunning. The premier U.S. agency for biomedical research cut funding last month to a New York-based lab that works with researchers worldwide on infectious diseases, and the motivation appeared to be political rather than scientific.

The National Institutes of Health severed the funding for the EcoHealth Alliance roughly one week after President Donald Trump was asked about the nonprofit’s link to a lab in the Chinese city of Wuhan where the novel coronavirus is claimed to have originated. There had been American media reports about the lab and the U.S. funding it receives.

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Trump ups China blame game, pushes Wuhan lab theory

NEW YORK — During a 43-minute virtual town hall meeting on Sunday night, U.S. President Donald Trump mentioned China more than 40 times, as he renewed his attack on the Asian country for mishandling the initial steps in the coronavirus outbreak. 

“This should have been stopped in China. It should have been stopped,” Trump said, while seated in Washington’s Lincoln Memorial during a streaming event hosted by Fox News. 

“We’re going to be given a very strong report as to exactly what we think happened and I think it’ll be very conclusive,” he added, referencing the theory that the virus

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