Bipartisan Group of Senators Demand ‘Thorough Review’ of US Funding for Chinese Virus Research

A bipartisan group of senators is calling on President Joe Biden to make sure the United States completes a “thorough review” of U.S. funding for Chinese virus research.“The United States must complete a thorough review of existing and prior U.S. government support or funding for research collaboration with the PRC related to gain-of-function, synthetic biology, biotechnology, or other research areas that pose dual-use concerns,” the senators wrote in a July 27 letter to Biden.PRC stands for the People’s Republic of China.No U.S. taxpayer money should go to supporting collaboration with Chinese entities that pose risks for the United States, the lawmakers added, noting that China has “demonstrated lax biosecurity standards, violated the International Health Regulations (2005), attempted to steal intellectual property related to COVID-19 vaccines, and may be in violation of the Biological Weapons Convention.”

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