USAMRIID was originally commissioned to respond to the Soviet Union's biological weapons program (or so we were told). But now, it conducts research on some of the deadliest bioweapons known to mankind – and it routinely receives taxpayer funding from Congress to do this.
A state public records request by U.S. Right to Know further revealed that USAMRIID changed its mission statement in 2014 to eliminate references to the Cold War and the creation of medical products for military servicemen. Now, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, as it is called in long form, appears to function much like the infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in China.
While USAMRIID supposedly stopped developing bioweapons back in 1969, it now conducts research on alleged biological threats including Ebola, Zika, Anthrax and the plague. Its roughly 900 employees, which include military, civilian and contract researchers, also conduct research for universities and private companies.
"The global biological threat landscape has changed due to gain-of-function technology, the limited capacity of the intelligence community to identify biological threats and the proliferation of 'dual-use' research programs that generate pathogens that could be harmful in the wrong hands, the report states," The Defender reported.
The revelation about USAMRIID comes alongside another revelation that similar U.S.-NATO biolabs litter Europe, North Africa and elsewhere, including in Ukraine.
All over the world, the U.S. military-industrial complex has been building bioweapons laboratories where all sorts of deadly pathogens are being tampered with and released. Whether these releases are accidental or intentional is still up for debate.
USAMRIID has suffered many such problems in recent years, including biosafety "breaches" that have shut down high-security work. Many allege that the Department of Defense (DoD) is wasting gobs of taxpayer dollars in the process.
USAMRIID Commander David Franz says that the Maryland lab has failed to deliver on its mission statement. He also says that the lab's work does not necessarily involve any type of medical advances, despite claims that this is what goes on there.
"The emphasis on products to the warfighter has become less relevant," reads a report he helped compile.
"Because prophylaxis for 'biological agents' (traditional vaccines) requires great specificity and a period of at least weeks before protection is achieved, the era of vaccines for the force, one of USARMIID's greatest historic strengths, is essentially over."
Franz and the others who put together the report recommended that the mission of USARMIID change to focus on the creation of vaccines and drugs. The lab apparently listened and now develops new pharmakeia products for Big Pharma.
"To be the leader in the advancement of medical biological defense with world-renowned experts dedicated to protecting our military forces and the nation," USAMRIID's vision statement now reads.
Since 2014 when the vision statement was changed, USAMRIID has faced numerous allegations of "financial mismanagement." It is also one of two facilities at Fort Detrick with so-called BSL-4 labs, which handle the most dangerous pathogens in the world.
Caree Vander Linden, a public affairs officer at USAMRIID, says that the lab has not developed a Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) "vaccine" candidate. However, the facility did test the jabs in their pre-clinical trial stage.
USAMRIID also played a part in developing and unleashing the deadly covid drug remdesivir, which is a major cash cow for Tony Fauci and friends.
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