U.S. Funds Wuhan ‘Bat Lady’ Paper Co-Authored With China’s CDC Director Calling To Expand WHO Powers

A paper in a scientific journal funded by taxpayer money from the U.S. Department of Energy — whose authors include scientists connected to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), such as the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s top bat coronavirus researcher — has advocated for expanding the authority that the World Health Organization has over sovereign countries.

The article, entitled “Lessons Learnt From The COVID-19 Pandemic,” gives an overview and analysis of the world’s response to the pandemic.

In the paper, the authors praise the World Health Organization (WHO) and China for their supposed transparency while also claiming that the virus’ origins are a mystery — despite the fact that most people have since concluded that COVID came from a lab inside the Wuhan Institute.

“It is clear that both China and the WHO demonstrated dramatically improved responses to COVID-19 with the lessons learned from previous epidemics,” the paper claims, adding that the origins of the virus remain “enigmatic.”

The article goes on to provide seven “actionable recommendations” that the authors claim will improve global response to future pandemics — including a proposal to give the WHO wider authority over member states.

The proposal comes just a few months after the WHO’s attempted ratification of a “global pandemic treaty” — supported by President Joe Biden — which would have given the organization “tremendous increases in power and funding, transferring much of the authority for pandemic control from member nations to the U.N. agency,” according to Breitbart News.

The treaty, which critics argue would erode national sovereignty and give the WHO too much power, used public health as an excuse to control how member states respond to pandemics by dictating their public policy and health measures.

“The WHO has to be given a much stronger role in the coordination of the implementation of the various control measures,” the paper’s authors argued.

“Given the exponential nature of pathogen spread it is imperative that we ensure the rapid mobilization of mitigation and control strategies at international scales before local epidemics can progress to pandemics,” they added.

“The authority of the WHO for global coordination of pandemic responses must be strengthened,” the paper concluded.

One of the authors of the paper is the infamous “Bat Woman,” the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s top bat coronavirus researcher Shi Zhengli.

Dr. Shi is in charge of the Wuhan laboratory’s Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, and has received grants from Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Health (NIH) to conduct research that involves manipulating bat coronaviruses to make them even deadlier to humans.

While China continues to deny it, many public health and intelligence officials assert that this lab is where COVID began.

Another author of the paper is China’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director George Gao, who sent Fauci an email to thank him for publicly dismissing claims that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was the source of the pandemic.

Yet another CCP-connected individual, Yong Ming Yao — a professor at the First Affiliated Hospital of Chinese People’s Liberation Army General Hospital, which is controlled by the Chinese military — was the editor of the paper.

Despite the fact that several controversial scientists connected to the Chinese Communist Party authored the paper, a researcher from the taxpayer-funded University of Georgia, Guha Dharmarajan, also contributed to the article. Because of this, the funding portion of the article notes that he was supported “through the US Department of Energy Financial Assistance Award.”

The idea that the U.S. government once again funded work from CCP-linked scientists — especially a paper that celebrates China’s actions in response to the pandemic — is shocking considering the fact that the government has been under a considerable amount of scrutiny for sending taxpayer funds to the Wuhan Institute of Virology to fund dangerous research on bat coronaviruses in the past.

In fact, throughout the pandemic, the U.S. government — especially the NIH — continued to fund labs run by the CCP.

Former President Donald Trump attempted to pull the United States out of the WHO, and tried to prohibit the government from sending funds to the organization, as a consequence for its failed response to COVID and its allegiance to the CCP.