The United States Agency for International Development is an agency of the United States government that is in charge of the nation's international humanitarian programs. It was created in 1961. While an independent federal agency, it works closely with the United States Department of State and is under the authority of the Secretary of State. In January 2021, unindicted war criminal Samantha Power was nominated by the Biden junta to be the head of USAID.
U.S. taxpayer money supported controversial gain-of-function vaccine research with Chinese scientists through the National Institutes of Health] (NIH) and USAID. Some support came from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), led by Anthony Fauci.
According to U.S. diplomatic cables from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China, published by the Washington Post in July 2021, the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) took 11 years to build the highest level biosafety lab, level 4, to research “among the most virulent viruses that pose a high risk of aerosolized person to person transmission.” Construction was finished Jan. 31, 2015 and the lab was accredited by the Chinese in Feb. 2017. The cables, dated Jan. 19, 2018, the year before the Covid-19 outbreak, found, “The new lab has a serious shortage of appropriately trained technicians and investigators needed to safely operate this high-containment laboratory.” According to the cables, the Wuhan lab “has scientific collaborations” with the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston— supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is led by Anthony Fauci. Further, according to the cables, Fauci’s institute and USAID had supported a five year study (2017) on bat coronaviruses with the Chinese scientists from the Wuhan lab and Peter Daszak of EcoHealth Alliance.