Skip to comments.US invests millions to breed more test monkeys in wake of COVID-19: report
Posted on 07/19/2021 10:22:15 AM PDT by Red Badger
The US government is reportedly investing millions of dollars to breed more monkeys in the name of biomedical research after a shortage of the animals worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the scientific journal Nature, demand for the non-human primates in the US has skyrocketed as the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued grants to study HIV/AIDS and the coronavirus necessitated the animals’ use in vaccine testing last year.
The publication reported Thursday that the NIH had invested around $29 million over the past two years in primate housing and care in addition to other “infrastructure improvements” at the seven US National Primate Research Centers (NPRCs) and that the agency is expected to spend another $7.5 million by October.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) FY2022 Budget in Brief includes an additional $30 million to support a 27 percent increase in funding of non-human primate resource infrastructure at the NPRCs and Caribbean Primate Research Center (CPRC).
“These resources will address space and infrastructure capability needs such as animal purchase and transport along with investments to expand housing and support space,” the agency wrote in its request.
According to Nature’s report, around $8 million of recent funding for the NPRCs came from the 2020 CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act.
The NPRCs have more than 22,000 animals including rodents like rats, mice and voles.
Rhesus macaques are the non-human primates most commonly used in NPRC research programs and the centers’ website explains this is due to similar “biological links” between the animals and humans.
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They already have 5 Texas Democrats who prove the vaccine doesn't work.
If you’ve taken the Covid vacc
Get on down and do the Monkey Dance!
How does the breeding work? A nice dinner, perhaps a movie and .......... ?
We kill babies and breed monkeys??
Uh, we have a congress.
2. Search the voter registration rolls to see how many registered voters live there.
3. Search the election results to see how many voted in November.
4. Release the Krakken!
Bananas Foster and you can guess what happens next.
Is this a precursor to a Planet of the Apes type scenario? COVID, which we cannot contain in the lab, leads to breeding more monkeys, which we cannot contain in the lab ... and so it begins.
The world is upside down........................
no, a 28 days later scenario.
a great movie if you have not seen it
Use congress to test Fauci & Co.’s Gene Jabs.
More? Aren’t there enough democrats already?
Why put the poor monkeys through that when we have plenty of democrats and criminals...but I repeat myself.
Cant the monkeys make more monkeys for free ???
You get what you pay for........................
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