Spillover Research, Revived

Funding has been revived for 2 global virus-hunting initiatives that had been dropped.  

The EcoHealth Alliance (which hunts for emerging viruses in wildlife) will receive fresh funding, months after the agency abruptly revoked earlier grants because of the group’s bat collaboration with Wuhan researchers, NPR Goats and Soda reports.
EcoHealth will help set up the new Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases, which Anthony Fauci hopes will become an early warning system for future pandemics.
The virus-hunting work once done by “Predict” will also be resurrected one way or another. Presidential candidate Joe Biden pledged to bring back the Obama-era program, which the Trump administration allowed to expire weeks before the pandemic began. The administration is now planning a similar project under a new name: Stop Spillover, The New York Times reports.

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