FOIA Release: Fauci Funded Construction Of ‘Chimeric Coronaviruses’ In Wuhan

by | Sep 7, 2021 | Emergency Preparedness, Headline News | 10 comments

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    This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge.

    *EDITOR’S NOTE: We had better be ready for anything. These sociopaths will stop at nothing to enslave the globe, and that includes releasing something real next time that could hurt a lot of people. We now have enough evidence to know that when these psychos want to, they could unleash something that will do real visible damage, above and beyond what they were able to do by relabeling the cold and flu to COVID.

    Now, thanks to materials (here and here) released through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by The Intercept against the National Institutes of Health (which were unredacted enough to toss Fauci under the bus), we now know that Fauci-funded EcoHealth Alliance, a New York-based nonprofit headed by Peter Daszak, was absolutely engaged in gain-of-function research to make chimeric SARS-based coronaviruses, which they confirmed could infect human cells.

    Now, thanks to materials (here and here) released through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by The Intercept against the National Institutes of Health (which were unredacted enough to toss Fauci under the bus), we now know that Fauci-funded EcoHealth Alliance, a New York-based nonprofit headed by Peter Daszak, was absolutely engaged in gain-of-function research to make chimeric SARS-based coronaviruses, which they confirmed could infect human cells.

    Peter Daszak (left), Anthony Fauci

    While evidence of this research has been pointed to in published studies, the FOIA release provides a key piece to the puzzle which sheds new light on what was going on.

    This is a roadmap to the high-risk research that could have led to the current pandemic,” said Gary Ruskin, executive director of U.S. Right To Know, a group that has been investigating the origins of Covid-19 (via The Intercept).

    Wuhan Institute of Virology Shi ‘Bat Lady’ Zhengli toasts with Fauci-funded EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak (emerging viruses group photo)

    And as Rutgers University Board of Governors Chemistry Professor Richard H. Ebright notes, “The documents make it clear that assertions by the NIH Director, Francis Collins, and the NIAID Director, Anthony Fauci, that the NIH did not support gain-of-function research or potential pandemic pathogen enhancement at WIV are untruthful.

    In short, Fauci lied to Congress when he denied funding Gain-of-Function (GoF) research.

    Ebright summarized The Intercept‘s reporting in a Monday night Twitter thread:

    Continued (emphasis ours):

    “The trove of documents includes two previously unpublished grant proposals that were funded by the NIAID, as well as project updates relating to the EcoHealth Alliance’s research, which has been scrutinized amid increased interest in the origins of the pandemic.”

    The materials show that the 2014 and 2019 NIH grants to EcoHealth with subcontracts to WIV funded gain-of-function research as defined in federal policies in effect in 2014-2017 and potential pandemic pathogen enhancement as defined in federal policies in effect in 2017-present.

    (This had been evident previously from published research papers that credited the 2014 grant and from the publicly available summary of the 2019 grant. But this now can be stated definitively from progress reports of the 2014 grant and the full proposal of the 2017 grant.)

    The materials confirm the grants supported the construction–in Wuhan–of novel chimeric SARS-related coronaviruses that combined a spike gene from one coronavirus with genetic information from another coronavirus, and confirmed the resulting viruses could infect human cells.

    (Recombinant DNA includes molecules constructed outside of living cells by joining natural or synthetic DNA segments to DNA molecules that can replicate in a living cell or molecules that result from their replication. –Science Direct)

    The materials reveal that the resulting novel, laboratory-generated SARS-related coronaviruses also could infect mice engineered to display human receptors on cells (“humanized mice”).

    The materials further reveal for the first time that one of the resulting novel, laboratory-generated SARS-related coronaviruses–one not been previously disclosed publicly–was more pathogenic to humanized mice than the starting virus from which it was constructed…

    …and thus not only was reasonably anticipated to exhibit enhanced pathogenicity but, indeed, was *demonstrated* to exhibit enhanced pathogenicity.

    The materials further reveal that the grants also supported the construction–in Wuhan–of novel chimeric MERS-related coronaviruses that combined spike genes from one MERS-related coronavirus with genetic information from another MERS-related coronavirus.

    The documents make it clear that assertions by the NIH Director, Francis Collins, and the NIAID Director, Anthony Fauci, that the NIH did not support gain-of-function research or potential pandemic pathogen enhancement at WIV are untruthful.

    *  *  *

    When asked in the replies where to find specific evidence on GoF research, user @SnupSnus replied:

    Alina Chan, a molecular biologist at the Broad Institute, said the documents show that the EcoHealth Alliance has reason to take the lab leak theory seriously. “In this proposal, they actually point out that they know how risky this work is. They keep talking about people potentially getting bitten — and they kept records of everyone who got bitten,” Chan said. “Does EcoHealth have those records? And if not, how can they possibly rule out a research-related accident?” -The Intercept

    In response to inquiries from The Intercept, EcoHealth communications manager Robert Kessler replied: “We applied for grants to conduct research. The relevant agencies deemed that to be important research and thus funded it. So I don’t know that there’s a whole lot to say.”

    Stay tuned, things should get really interesting for Fauci and Daszak in the near future.

    To review the history of EcoHealth, Fauci and Gain-of-Function research which we noted in March:

    In 2014, Peter Daszak, president of New York-based nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance, received a grant from Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) to work with the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) and others to research how bat coronaviruses can ‘evolve and jump into the human population.’

    Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance

    The grant’s initial funding of $666,442 began in June 2014 with an end date of May 2019, and had paid annually to the tune of $3.7 million under the “Understanding The Risk Of Bat Coronavirus Emergence” project. Notably, the Obama administration cut funding for “gain-of-function” research in October, 2014, four months after Daszak’s contract began, while the Wuhan Institute of Virology “had openly participated in gain-of-function research in partnership with U.S. universities and institutions” for years under the leadership of Dr. Shi ‘Batwoman’ Zhengli, according to the Washington Post‘s Josh Rogin.

    One of the grants, titled “Understanding the Risk of Bat Coronavirus Emergence,” outlines an ambitious effort led by EcoHealth Alliance president Peter Daszak to screen thousands of bat samples for novel coronaviruses. The research also involved screening people who work with live animals. The documents contain several critical details about the research in Wuhan, including the fact that key experimental work with humanized mice was conducted at a biosafety level 3 lab at Wuhan University Center for Animal Experiment — and not at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, as was previously assumed. The documents raise additional questions about the theory that the pandemic may have begun in a lab accident, an idea that Daszak has called “heinous.”

    The grant was initially awarded for a five-year period — from 2014 to 2019. Funding was renewed in 2019 but suspended by the Trump administration in April 2020. -The Intercept

    After Rogin exposed diplomatic cables last April expressing grave concerns over safety at WIV, he says: “many of the scientists who spoke out to defend the lab were Shi’s research partners and funders, like the head of the global public health nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance, Peter Daszak; their research was tied to hers, and if the Wuhan lab were implicated in the pandemic, they would have to answer a lot of tough questions.”

    In short, Daszak – who has insisted the ‘lab escape’ theory is impossible, and that random natural origin via intermediary animal species is the only answer – has a massive conflict of interest.

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      1. But…but…but…what about “yellow man bad”? They need to pay and pay big for what they done to the world?

        Ha!…looks like the Chinese were merely contractors getting paid by the DC scum to do research that was not allowed to be done here in the states.

        Actually this is really nothing new. The US runs clandestine biolabs all over the world. In Georgia (the country) there was a deadly viral outbreak near the Lugar (named after the US congressman) biolab that many claim was not accidental. Look at Plum Island. The town of Lyme is right across the bay from Plum Island. Guess what “escaped” from Plum Island and was first discovered in Lyme?

        • If any other country had done these things, it would make a case for war, yet we don’t consider ourselves guilty by association. In other words, endangered by foreign enemies, who would take revenge on us.

      2. Indeed. For SARS Cov-2 to have spread as quickly and easily as it did, there had to be other countries involved. All those DNA ancestry tests would have enabled them to tailor early variants for major local populations around the world.

        Before Wuhan, mystery flus were killing people in northern Italy and Spain. Traces of coronavirus have been found in sewage samples there as well, dated to before Wuhan.

        In the U.S., another mystery flu sprang up near Fort Detrick, with preserved samples indicating coronavirus, again before Wuhan.

        All these incidents ere either hushed up or as in the case of the potential Fort Detrick leak, quickly contained.

        France knew to ban HCQ before the pandemic. They may have known about ivermectin as well.

        Vitamin D, C, K and zinc are the natural immune systems best friends, vaxxed or not.

      3. Arrest him for lying to congress

      4. At the very least fire the SOB

        • Who’s gonna do that?

          Even Trump seemed to love having him in that position.

      5. These people already killed THOUSANDS of elderly as well as many others. They need to be stopped. deadly force would be GREAT way to prevent them from doing this again.

      6. 1- How come anti vaxer claims the freedom my body my choice is the most important value, but it is against a woman freedom to say the same when comes to abortion? The hypocrisy here is astounding, IMO.
        2- Everyone I know grew up taking tons of (mandatory) vaccines. This will be no exception if you want to be part of society. Just a fact, not necessarily my opinion.

        • dcm – Since your first sentence is a question I assumed you want an answer. First, it appeared you made the assumption all anti-vaxxers are anti-abortion, not true at all. I personally don’t like abortion, but am not going to be a hypocrite about it; they can have their abortions and I can refuse “vaccines”. Also, the same posed question cannot be used to make your argument anyway since the pro-abortion people are actually the hypocrites, they want the my-body-my-choice option when it comes to abortions, but not for anyone else. I’ve read that many feminists are furious because men are saying my-body-my-choice concerning the “vaccine”. (Feminists are really only statists who use the power of the State for their causes, and support the power of the State against everyone else.)
          Secondly, this is the first time a vaccine is not a vaccine, for lack of a better description it is technically a gene therapy jab. Furthermore, the vaccine has not been been through all the protocols to test for safety or efficacy. In my case I’m letting people like you who may get the jab be the real-time testers for this vaccine, I’m watching to see what happens to you all over the next few years.
          As for the “tons of other vaccines” I am not an older person, but though many friends and classmates did receive the traditional childhood vaccines, I and many others I know did not. Here I am, a few decades later all safe and sound, and none the worse for it.
          Lastly, why should receiving vaccines be the criteria whether someone should be allowed to participate in society. After all, the gov’t is allowing millions of non-vaccinated illegal immigrants to flood across the border with a host of other diseases making a comeback that were successfully wiped out in the US more than a hundred years ago.
          Don’t be naive and think this is all about medicine and public safety.

        • “Don’t censor me” appears to be a VERY shallow thinker. The phrase “my body, my choice” is perfectly consistent with people against abortion – he conveniently forgets about the RIGHT of the baby TO LIFE. Many abortionists want the right to kill the baby up to & during birth. How does that violate the phrase in question “my body, my choice”?

          If you are too stupid to figure out another method of BIRTH CONTROL, you are much too stupid to have heterosexual sex. Abstain and try to educate yourself.

          His argument #2 regarding “mandatory vaccines”. Just like the folks that forced people to believe in an Earth-centric universe, or the flat-Earth concept, they were proven to be wrong.

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