"The university has called the football project..a top priority..At..same time, Rutgers is under pressure to complete..improvements to its basketball arena..The two projects..have the potential to double Rutgers’ athletics debt—to half a billion dollars."

"The university has called the football project — which early estimates put at $150 million — 'a top priority'.. and promised Schiano in his contract that it would move ahead with planning 'as soon as reasonably practicable.'"
"At the same time, Rutgers is under pressure to complete..improvements to its basketball arena — or build a new one — within 7 years, according to a contract it recently signed with Jersey Mike’s for the arena's naming rights."
"more than a half billion dollars in potential capital expenses, including $150 million for the football fieldhouse and operations center, $80 million in improvements to the basketball arena and $80 million in improvements to the stadium"

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"Mers coronavirus is 35x more deadly than Sars-Cov-2..So why would any responsible scientist create a chimeric Mers virus with an unrelated bat coronavirus that could infect and potentially kill millions more people than Covid?"

"Yet that is precisely what researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology were doing three years before Covid erupted. These inherently dangerous experiments, known as gain-of-function research (GOF), were conducted with the approval and financial support of the US NIH."
"Significant lab accidents resulting in a leak or lab-acquired infection occur on average once a year, so decisive action cannot be delayed."
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3 Nov
"Two subordinates of..Fauci raised concerns in May 2016 that a taxpayer-funded grant may include gain-of-function experiments on bat coronaviruses at a Wuhan lab, but dropped the issue after nonprofit group EcoHealth Alliance downplayed the concerns"

"National Institutes of Allergies and Infectious Disease staffers Jenny Greer and Erik Stemmy told EcoHealth in a May 28, 2016, letter that a proposed grant 'may include' gain of function research, according to documents obtained through..information request."
"The National Institutes of Allergies and Infectious Diseases staffers reversed course after requesting EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak submitted a 'determination' to the agency that downplayed the risks of his proposed experiments, the records show"
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"NIH allowed a US nonprofit it funds to police its own..research on bat coronaviruses in China, raising new concerns about insufficient oversight at the agency."

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"Detailed notes on NIH communications obtained by The Intercept show that beginning..May 2016, agency staff had an unusual exchange with Peter Daszak, the head of EcoHealth Alliance, about experiments.. his group was planning to conduct on coronaviruses under an NIH grant"
"The plans triggered concerns at NIH. Two staff members—grants management specialist, and..program officer handling coronavirus research—wrote to EcoHealth..to say..experiments..appear to involve research covered under the pause'" referring to a..moratorium on..gain-of-function"
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"During the U.S. gain-of-function (GOF) pause, undisclosed correspondence between NIH and EcoHealth Alliance now reveal that NIH was concerned it was funding such risky research"

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"In May 2016 – in response to EcoHealth Alliance’s Year Two progress report – NIH raised concerns that EcoHealth Alliance may have been conducting GOF research in the Wuhan lab."
In June 2016 – in response to NIH’s concerns – EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak dismissed NIH’s concerns, [falsely] asserting their experiments on chimeric viruses did not amount to GOF.
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"'As noted by Stanford University microbiologist David Relman, “[The WIV] were essentially playing Russian roulette with the virus that the world’s expert had labelled poised for human emergence.'"

"Further, the one condition imposed by the NIH was the requirement that EcoHealth stop the humanized mice experiment and notify..NIH if the result was a virus with enhanced growth by more than ten times (or one log) compared to the parental backbone or strains found in nature."
"EcoHealth grant documents indicated such a reportable result from the experiment, but there is no evidence of EcoHealth taking the required actions, or the NIH raising any questions after getting the results of the experiment from EcoHealth."
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"HHS allowed bipartisan Committee staff to see..letters from NIH to EcoHealth (May 18, 2016, July 7, 2016, and July 5, 2018) and..from EcoHealth to NIH (June 8, 2016) in an in camera review..To our knowledge, NIH has not publicly disclosed these letters"

"In response to the experiment descriptions in EcoHealth’s research progress report, NIH wrote to
EcoHealth on May 28, 2016..to advise that NIAID determined the R01AI110964 grant research
project may include GOF experiments subject to the 2014 GOF research pause."
"Under the signature of..Peter Daszak.., its president.., EcoHealth replied to NIH on June 8, 2016, asserting[, risibly,] their research was not GOF..'We believe that this work would not be considered GOF'"
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