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The Galveston National Laboratory – a project of Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – has engaged in “long-term personnel exchanges” and training programs with the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s Biosafety Level Four facility.
Presentation documents from the Director of the Texas-based lab, which describes itself as “constructed under grants awarded by [Fauci’s] National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID),” reveals a multi-year collaborative relationship with the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
The slideshow, “How U.S. Policies Can Foster Research Environments That Enable Collaborations Around The World—Focus On Biosecurity Space,” presents the Wuhan lab as a case study of this approach.
The Galveston National Laboratory (GNL) hosts a training center for researchers working at facilities with various Biosafety Levels (BSL), including the BSL 4 category found at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
The 2018 Science article highlighted in the slide above was co-authored by GNL Director James Le Duc and Wuhan Institute of Virology Deputy Director Zhiming Yuan and discusses their joint handling of the “world’s most dangerous pathogens.” It also chronicles the two labs “short- and long-term personnel exchanges focused on biosafety training, building operations and maintenance, and collaborative scientific investigations”:
“We direct a newly constructed maximum biocontainment laboratory (MCL) in Wuhan, China (Z.Y.), and an established MCL in the United States (J.W.L.), in Galveston, Texas. In preparation for the opening of the new China MCL, we engaged in short- and long-term personnel exchanges focused on biosafety training, building operations and maintenance, and collaborative scientific investigations in biocontainment. We succeeded in transferring proven best practices to the new Wuhan facility. Both labs recently signed formal cooperative agreements that will streamline future scientific and operational collaborations on dangerous pathogens, although funding for research and the logistics of exchanging specimens are challenges that we have yet to solve.”
Author: Raheem Kassam
Raheem Kassam is the Editor-in-Chief of the National Pulse, and former senior advisor to Brexit leader Nigel Farage. Kassam is the best-selling author of ‘No Go Zones’ and ‘Enoch Was Right’, a co-host at the War Room: Impeachment podcast, a Lincoln fellow at the Claremont Institute, and a fellow at the Bow Group think tank. Kassam is an academic advisory board member at the Institut des Sciences Sociales, Economiques et Politiques in Lyon, France. He resides in Washington, D.C.
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