That must be a slap in the face of the so-called “fact checkers”: the US health authority NIH admits that the US funded coronavirus research in Wuhan. Research To Make The Virus More Contagious!
A senior NIH official admitted in a letter on Wednesday that US-funded so-called “gain-of-function” research in Wuhan, China, and the US non-profit EcoHealth Alliance were being led of the controversial Peter Daszak failed to report that they created a chimeric bat coronavirus that could infect humans.
In a letter to Republican MP James Comer, NIH Assistant Director Lawrence A. Tobacco cited a “limited experiment“, With which it should be determined whether”Spike proteins from naturally occurring bat coronaviruses circulating in China can bind to the human ACE2 receptor in a mouse model“. According to the letter, humanized mice infected with the modified bat virus became “sicker” than those exposed to an unmodified version of the same bat coronavirus.
Daszak failed to report this finding and was given five days to provide “any unpublished data from experiments and work undertaken under the NIH grant.”
The criticism is getting louder
Richard H. Ebright, chemistry professor on the Board of Governors of Rutgers University, sums it up:
“The NIH received the relevant documents in 2018 and reviewed them in 2020 and again in 2021.
The NIH – especially Collins, Fauci and Tobacco – have lied to Congress, lied to the press and the public. Knowingly. Deliberately. Cheeky. “
“How many times can a grantee break the terms of an NIH grant without facing penalty?
(If the beneficiary is the EcoHealth Alliance, apparently there are at least four). “
While Tobacco insists in his letter that the work of EcoHealth may not have produced SARS-CoV-2, he agrees with Republican Senator Rand Paul, whom Fauci repeatedly called a liar in July for accusing him of gain- of function research in Wuhan, China.
It has been known for some time, thanks to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), following a lawsuit from The Intercept, that the United States is carrying out this type of research financed. You’ll find the evidence here and here (English).
Wikipedia describes this research like this:
“Gain-of-function research (GoF, GOF, English GOF research (GOFR), German about“ functional gain research ”) is an area of medical research that focuses on the serial passage of bacteria or viruses in vitro and mutation processes accelerated to adapt their transmissibility, virulence and antigenicity, better predict emerging infectious diseases and develop vaccines. “
US money flowed
While this research has been referred to in published studies, the FOIA publication provides an important piece of the puzzle that sheds new light on what is going on.
“This is a signpost to the high-risk research that could have led to the current pandemic,” said Gary Ruskin, executive director of US Right To Know, a group that has been studying the origins of Covid-19 The Intercept.
In September we also learned that Daszak Filed for a grant to release improved airborne coronaviruses into the wild 18 months prior to the pandemicto “vaccinate” them against diseases that might otherwise have spread to humans, so The Telegraph citing leaked grant applications from 2018.
New documents show that just 18 months before the first Covid-19 cases occurred, researchers had submitted plans to use skin-penetrating nanoparticles “novel chimeric spike proteinsOf bat coronavirus in cave bats in Yunnan, China.
They also planned to create chimeric viruses that would be genetically engineered to more easily infect humans, and applied for $ 14 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to fund the work.
Daszak hoped with the help of genetic engineering “human-specific cleavage sites“To be built into bat-Covid, that would make it easier for the virus to enter human cells, and planned Mixing highly dangerous natural coronavirus strains with more infectious but less lethal versions.
His “bat team” included Dr. Shi Zhengli from the Wuhan Institute of Virology and US researchers from the University of North Carolina and the US Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center.
DARPA turned down the contract – saying, “It is clear that the proposed project, led by Peter Daszak, could have endangered the local population,” while warning Daszak of the dangers associated with the improvement of the virus related to gain-of-function research or the air release of a vaccine. So reported the Telegraph:
Angus Dalgleish, professor of oncology at St. Georges University of London, fighting to get a paper published showing that the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) worked on improving the functioning of the virus for years before the pandemic said the research might have continued without the funding.
“It is clearly an expansion of functionality, manipulating the cleavage site and polishing the new viruses to improve the ability of human cells to infect more than one cell line,” he said.
In a nutshellAfter a massive drop in revenue proved Fauci and his boss Francis Collins lied, the NIH finally admitted to funding the gain-of-function research.
So what if Covid-19 comes from Wuhan, but was not created there by the Chinese (alone), but (also) by the Americans?
We should not forget that Americans also have bio-laboratories in other parts of the world (including Georgia and Ukraine). There will researched dangerous pathogens – without international control. A circumstance that heavily criticized will.
What else is being kept from us?