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“According to federal government data, EcoHealth received tens of millions in federal research dollars. EcoHealth has partnered with the WIV since 2004.” https://reschenthaler.house.gov/media/press-releases/reschenthaler-uncovers-11-million-taxpayer-funding-sent-wuhan-institute So, EcoHealth has probably given Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) more than the $1.9 million of US Federal funding (aka taxes and debt).
Between 2009-2019, USAID “PREDICT”, headed by JK Mazet at UC-Davis, gave $1.1 million to Wuhan Institute of Virology via Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance. NIAID funding to Wuhan Institute of Virology from FY 2014-2019 was $826,277. This, alone, totals $1,926,277. Why is no one calling out Mazet-UC Davis?
So, then, what did they do with the money? EcoHealth Alliance President, British-Ukrainian Peter Daszak explains (2016): “Then, when you get a sequence of a virus, and it looks like a relative of a known nasty pathogen… So, we sequenced the spike protein, the protein that attaches to the cells – then we – Well I didn’t do this work, but my colleagues in China did the work – you create pseudo-particles, you insert the spike proteins from those viruses to see if it bind to human cells. And, each step of this, you move closer and closer to this virus could really become pathogenic in people… and you end up with a small number of viruses that really do look like killers.” Video Link: https://rumble.com/vi94ht-explosive-video-shows-peter-daszak-bragging-about-creating-killer-viruses-w.html (He says bind instead of binds. See a longer excerpt further below).
“EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak … appears to boast about the manipulation of “killer” SARS-like coronaviruses carried out by his “colleagues in China” in a clip unearthed by The National Pulse.” “WATCH: Explosive, Unearthed Video Shows Peter Daszak Describing ‘Chinese Colleagues’ Developing ‘Killer’ Coronaviruses”, June 8, 2021, by Natalie Winters, The National Pulse https://thenationalpulse.com/exclusive/daszak-reveals-chinese-colleagues-manipulating-coronaviruses/
Richard H. Ebright @R_H_Ebright Jun 9: “NIH funding for EcoHealth Alliance’s research..very clearly describes gain-of-function research that creates novel coronavirus genomes and uses them to experimentally infect across a range of cell cultures from various animal species to humanized mice.”
Richard H. Ebright @R_H_Ebright Jun 3
“[F]rom..first reports of..outbreak in Wuhan, it took..a nanosecond..to consider..link to..Wuhan Institute of Virology. Only two other labs in..world, in Galveston, TX, and Chapel Hill, NC, were doing similar research..It’s not a dozen cities..It’s three” https://twitter.com/R_H_Ebright
“In addition to Baric’s apparent gain of function research in 2015, NIH and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) also reportedly funded similar coronavirus research conducted by EcoHealth Alliance, which subcontracted with Shi. Because of Shi’s research and her connection to the Wuhan lab, Dr. Richard Ebright, a molecular biologist and infectious disease expert, stated, “[i]t is clear that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was systematically constructing novel chimeric coronaviruses and was assessing their ability to infect human cells and human-ACE2-expressing mice.” In fact, Dr. Peter Dasazk, the president of EcoHealth Alliance, spoke about changing coronaviruses in a lab. In an interview Dasazk stated, “Well I think . . . coronaviruses — you can manipulate them in the lab pretty easily.”“ https://www.marshall.senate.gov/press-releases/sen-marshall-requests-information-on-national-institutes-of-healths-funding-of-gain-of-function-research/#_edn10
According to a May 2021 letter from USAID to some US House members: “Between October 2009 and May 2019, PREDICT provided a total of $1.1 million to the EcoHealth Alliance for a sub-agreement with the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) for the purpose of advancing research on critical viruses that could pose harm to human and animal health”. https://reschenthaler.house.gov/sites/reschenthaler.house.gov/files/Rep.%20Reschenthaler%20EcoHealth%20RESPONSE.pdf
NIAID funding of Wuhan via EcoHealth Alliance was $826,277 (FY 2014-2019): https://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/JW-v-HHS-NIAID-Wuhan-June-2021-00692-pgs-74-75.pdf
This then totals $1,926,277 – not counting interest on the US debt, and lost opportunity for a good use of that money. And, it’s not counting the cost of the pandemic, which this may have caused. And, how much overhead did EcoHealth Alliance get? How much overhead did UC-Davis get?
“According to a New York Magazine article, U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency grants awarded to EcoHealth Alliance funded some of the WIV research.” https://reschenthaler.house.gov/media/press-releases/reschenthaler-uncovers-11-million-taxpayer-funding-sent-wuhan-institute Referring to this article: “The Lab-Leak Hypothesis: For decades, scientists have been hot-wiring viruses in hopes of preventing a pandemic, not causing one. But what if …?” By Nicholson Baker, New York Magazine, Jan. 4, 2021: https://archive.is/rd6mC
Additional contracts from the US Gov to EcoHealth Alliance: https://www.independentsciencenews.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/EcoHealth-Funding-as-of-01_10_2020-Fed.-Grants-Contracts.pdf
“Why Did A Pentagon Subagency Dedicated To Countering WMDs Give $37.5 Million To Firm With Ties To Wuhan Lab?” By Andrew Kerr, June 7, 2021, Daily Caller News Foundation, https://archive.is/UmdhX
Biden budget will give more money to this or similar programs: “Restore U.S. Global Health leadership ($3.9 billion) to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure we can better prevent, prepare for, and respond to future infectious disease outbreaks; to combat infection disease and control the HIV/AIDS epidemic; to prevent maternal and child deaths; and to expand family planning and reproductive health programming “ (USAID May 28, 2021) https://www.usaid.gov/news-information/press-releases/may-28-2021-fiscal-year-fy-2022-presidents-budget-request
Text from C-Span closed caption corrected against audio. The closed caption excluded the part about China. Closed caption in caps. We added from the audio in normal text: “FIRST OF ALL, WE ARE ONLY LOOKING AT VIRAL FAMILIES THAT INCLUDE um THOSE THAT HAVE GOT INTO PEOPLE FROM ANIMALS. SO WE NARROW IT DOWN straight away. THEN, WHEN YOU GET A SEQUENCE of a virus, AND IT LOOKS LIKE A RELATIVE of A KNOWN NASTY PATHOGEN, JUST LIKE WE DID WITH SARS — WE FOUND other coronaVIRUSES IN BATS. A whole host of them. SOME OF THEM LOOKED VERY SIMILAR TO SARS. So WE SEQUENCED THE SPIKE PROTEIN, THE PROTEIN THAT ATTACHES TO CELLS – then we – Well I didn’t do this work, but my colleagues in China did the work-, YOU CREATE PSEUDO-PARTICLES, you INSERT the spike PROTEINS FROM THOSE VIRUSES see if it bind TO HUMAN CELLS. And, EACH STEP OF THIS, YOU MOVE CLOSER AND CLOSER TO THis VIRUS could really BECOME PATHOGENIC IN PEOPLE. So YOU NARROW DOWN THE FIELD. YOU REDUCE THE COST, AND you END UP WITH A SMALL NUMBER OF VIRUSES THAT REALLY DO LOOK LIKE KILLERS. Then YOU LOOK in PEOPLE, AND you say in THE PEOPLE that live IN THE REGION WHERE THE ANIMAL LIVES that are exposed to that virus, DO WE SEE ANTIBODIES? “ “User Clip: Daszak in 2016 describing China’s colleagues’ work on coronavirus spike protein” Link from original site with more context: https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4966182/user-clip-daszak-2016-describing-chinas-colleagues-work-coronavirus-spike-protein (Note that we did do some small corrections on the closed caption to make sure that the audio and text match to the best of our ability. We checked it multiple times. Listen to the (c-span) audio. The audio is the original. Any text could have an error. He does say “bind” instead of binds.)
NIAID funding of Wuhan via EcoHealth Alliance https://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/JW-v-HHS-NIAID-Wuhan-June-2021-00692-pgs-74-75.pdf
The PREDICT program is based out of UC Davis and partnered with EcoHealth Alliance. The Principal Investigator Is Jonna K Mazet. When will she be called out as responsible for sending money to Wuhan via EcoHealth Alliance?
In addition to UC Davis School of Veterinarian Medicine, “the core partners are USAID, EcoHealth Alliance, Metabiota, Wildlife Conservation Society, and Smithsonian Institution”.
According to a May 2021 letter from USAID to some US House members: “Between October 2009 and May 2019, PREDICT provided a total of $1.1 million to the EcoHealth Alliance for a sub-agreement with the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) for the purpose of advancing research on critical viruses that could pose harm to human and animal health. https://reschenthaler.house.gov/sites/reschenthaler.house.gov/files/Rep.%20Reschenthaler%20EcoHealth%20RESPONSE.pdf
The USAID Predict program U.C. Davis 5 year funding page was updated in September 2019. Therefore it appears to be from 2014-2019. “New Award this quarter – $11,600,000. The overall 5-year award is $138.4M“. They were given at least $200 million over the course of 10 years. Trump stopped their funding in September of 2019. The pandemic provided an excuse for their funding to be extended by a bureaucrat:
“Emerging Pandemic Threats Program 2 PREDICT-2, Principal Investigator Mazet, Jonna Research Team * One Health Institute Faculty, including: * OHI Faculty (Tracey Goldstein (co-PI) * Christine Kreuder Johnson (co-PI) * Woutrina Smith * Kirsten Gilardi * Brian Bird * One Health Institute staff led by David Wolking, Elizabeth Leasure & Matt Blake. * Full participant list here. https://archive.md/d889Q * * Sponsor United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Award Amount New Award this quarter – $11,600,000 The overall 5-year award is $138.4M. Abstract PREDICT enables global surveillance of pathogens that can spillover from animal hosts to people by building capacities to detect and discover viruses of pandemic potential. The project is part of USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats program and is led by the UC Davis One Health Institute.
In addition to UCD Vet Med, the core partners are USAID, EcoHealth Alliance, Metabiota, Wildlife Conservation Society, and Smithsonian Institution working with universities, NGOs, and ministries of health, agriculture, and environment in 35 countries”.
One Health https://archive.md/yrJlF
“Background on EcoHealth Alliance:
* According to federal government data, EcoHealth received tens of millions in federal research dollars.
* EcoHealth has partnered with the WIV since 2004.
* In February 2020, EcoHealth President Peter Daszak led an unsubstantiated letter denying the possibility of COVID-19 originating in a lab.
* Daszak went so far as to condemn any alternative explanation to his natural origins narrative, such as a lab accident at nearby WIV, as “conspiracy theory.”
Background on WIV:
* The Chinese Communist Party directly runs the WIV and manages the Biosafety Level IV (BSL-4) laboratory.
* After the outbreak of COVID-19, the CCP replaced the party official in charge of the WIV with a top biowarfare expert, Major General Chen Wei.
* In 2018, two State Department cables raised concerns regarding safety and management weaknesses at the WIV.
* Scientists at the WIV noted “a serious shortage of appropriately trained technicians and investigators needed to safely operate this high-containment laboratory.”
* According to a January 15, 2021 State Department press release, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced several researchers inside the WIV became sick with COVID-19 like symptoms in the fall of 2019.
* Since at least 2017, the WIV engaged in classified research, including laboratory animal experiments with the Chinese military. https://reschenthaler.house.gov/media/press-releases/reschenthaler-uncovers-11-million-taxpayer-funding-sent-wuhan-institute
HT: Video found by Natalie Winters of The National Pulse: “WATCH: Explosive, Unearthed Video Shows Peter Daszak Describing ‘Chinese Colleagues’ Developing ‘Killer’ Coronaviruses
, June 8, 2021, Natalie Winters: https://thenationalpulse.com/exclusive/daszak-reveals-chinese-colleagues-manipulating-coronaviruses/