60 Minutes documents the worst example of science politicization we can recall - 2020-05-11
This aired on CBS' 60 Minutes last night, and is one the most directly detrimental examples of science politicization I can recall reading about.
Peter Daszak's U.S.-based EcoHealth Alliance is a preeminent science research non-profit that has received NIH funding for years, most recently $3.7 million to study COVID-19.
EcoHealth Alliance has spent years collaborating with China's Wuhan Institute of Virology, in concert with the NIH, doing the obviously critical work of cataloging bat viruses.
But given the blood on its hands, the Trump administration is in full blame-shift mode and has been promulgating the repeatedly debunked theory that the virus was created in the Wuhan lab.