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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? Instead of being held accountable, she is getting promoted to a position where likely she will be able to wreak more havoc, if not held accountable!

As seen in the 2013 article, “Isolation and characterization of a bat SARS-like coronavirus that uses the ACE2 receptor” (see below) her connections to The Wuhan Institute of Virology were more direct than we initially thought.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 1:00:00 PM 00:55:38
Joseph Leiter Memorial Lecture
“Emerging Infectious Diseases in the 21st Century: A Prevention paradigm for surveillance, information sharing, & health diplomacy,” by Jonna Mazet, DVM, PhD, is Principal Investigator for “PREDICT – Wildlife SMART Surveillance for Zoonotic Diseases of Pandemic Potential,” a part of US Agency for International Development. Her specialty is studying diseases that could jump from an animal host population to a human population, such as SARS and Ebola. She will talk about the project and how to disseminate information to relevant agencies and groups to help prevent a pandemic or at least keep it smaller. This event is jointly sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and the Medical Library Association” Mazet
https://videocast.nih.gov/watch=18894
She admits funding concerns in the video. If you don’t have 55 minutes, listen to the last 15 minutes.

Mazet appears with Fauci in “Understanding The Outbreak [5/5]: Viral Transmission”, Feb 6 2020: https://youtu.be/FHlzt7x4-pc
Mazet appears: “New Method Developed to Detect Ebola Virus_WCS (2014) 1080phttps://youtu.be/s6f14dG0vA0

But it would be unwise to limit support for global virus research, said Jonna Mazet, a University of California-Davis professor who led a USAID-funded program that trained scientists around the world to collect and research animal viruses. For her pains, she has received death threats and hacking attacks on her computers and home alarm system.” https://noqreport.com/2021/05/21/to-the-bat-cave-scientists-reignite-polarizing-debate-on-covid-origin/

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?

As seen in the 2013 article, “Isolation and characterization of a bat SARS-like coronavirus that uses the ACE2 receptor”: (see below) her connections to The Wuhan Institute of Virology were more direct than we initially thought.
As the founder and former director of the UC Davis One Health Institute, and a leading researcher on pandemics and other global health threats, Mazet has extensive experience in developing innovative and collaborative approaches to what she calls the world’s “large-scale wicked problems.”…. She is the immediate past founding director of the UC Davis One Health Institute… Her recent high-level extramural positions include: co-director of the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) One Health Workforce–Next Generation, an $85 million educational strengthening project to empower professionals in Africa and Southeast Asia to address complex and emerging health threats; and principal investigator and global director of PREDICT, a $200 million-plus viral emergence early warning project under USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats Division…“. According to the UC Davis News Release Mazet “will provide dedicated leadership and new momentum for current and future research, education, and public service activities related to critical challenges in such areas as health and disease, climate change, environmental degradation, drought, wildfires, and food systems, among others. One of Mazet’s primary efforts for the foreseeable future is leading the planning, begun in 2019, of a new Multidisciplinary Grand Challenges Building…”. See New Release: “Dr. Jonna Mazet Named Vice Provost for Grand Challenges” by Craig Buckwald August 19, 2021 https://archive.is/1PAoX In the image at the link, she is smirking. Is that because she’s gotten by with all of this and no one has called her out? Instead, she’s been promoted? Perhaps because we know what she’s been up to and getting by with, the angle of the photo on the red-orange background looks kind of diabolical. She looked more normal in 2016.

Nature. 2013; 503(7477): 535–538.
Published online 2013 Oct 30. doi: 10.1038/nature12711
PMCID: PMC5389864
NIHMSID: NIHMS525951
PMID: 24172901
Isolation and characterization of a bat SARS-like coronavirus that uses the ACE2 receptor
Xing-Yi Ge,#1 Jia-Lu Li,#1 Xing-Lou Yang,#1 Aleksei A. Chmura,2 Guangjian Zhu,2 Jonathan H. Epstein,2 Jonna K. Mazet,3 Ben Hu,1 Wei Zhang,1 Cheng Peng,1 Yu-Ji Zhang,1 Chu-Ming Luo,1 Bing Tan,1 Ning Wang,1 Yan Zhu,1 Gary Crameri,4 Shu-Yi Zhang,5 Lin-Fa Wang,4,6 Peter Daszak, 2 and Zheng-Li Shi1
1Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, State Key Laboratory of Virology, Wuhan Institute of Virology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, 430071 China
2 EcoHealth Alliance, New York, 10001 New York USA
3One Health Institute, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, 95616 California USA
4CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong, 3220 Victoria Australia
5College of Life Sciences, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China,
6Emerging Infectious Diseases Program, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore 169857, ,
Peter Daszak, Email: ‮gro.ecnaillahtlaehoce@kazsad‬.
This [Nature] article is made available via the PMC Open Access Subset for unrestricted research re-use and secondary analysis in any form or by any means with acknowledgement of the original source.

Acknowledgements
We acknowledge financial support from the State Key Program for Basic Research (2011CB504701 and 2010CB530100), National Natural Science Foundation of China (81290341 and 31321001), Scientific and technological basis special project (2013FY113500), CSIRO OCE Science Leaders Award, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) award number R01AI079231, a National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Science Foundation (NSF) ‘Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases’ award from the NIH Fogarty International Center (R01TW005869), an award from the NIH Fogarty International Center supported by International Influenza Funds from the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (R56TW009502), and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Emerging Pandemic Threats PREDICT. The contents are the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NIAID, NIH, NSF, USAID or the United States Government. We thank X. Che from Zhujiang Hospital, Southern Medical University, for providing human SARS patient sera.

Author Contributions
Z.-L.S. and P.D. designed and coordinated the study. X.-Y.G., J.-L. L. and X.-L.Y. conducted majority of experiments and contributed equally to the study. A.A.C., B.H., W.Z., C.P., Y.-J.Z., C.-M.L., B.T., N.W. and Y.Z. conducted parts of the experiments and analyses. J.H.E., J.K.M. and S.-Y.Z. coordinated the field study. X.-Y.G., J.-L.L., X.-L.Y., B.T. and G.-J.Z. collected the samples. G.C. and L.-F.W. designed and supervised part of the experiments. All authors contributed to the interpretations and conclusions presented. Z.-L.S. and X-Y.G. wrote the manuscript with significant contributions from P.D. and L-F.W. and input from all authors
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Excerpt from Abstract:
Most importantly, we report the first recorded isolation of a live SL-CoV (bat SL-CoV-WIV1) from bat faecal samples in Vero E6 cells, which has typical coronavirus morphology, 99.9% sequence identity to Rs3367 and uses ACE2 from humans, civets and Chinese horseshoe bats for cell entry. Preliminary in vitro testing indicates that WIV1 also has a broad species tropismhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5389864/

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 WIV more than the $1.9 million of US Federal funding (aka taxes and debt).

OIG Report on USAID: https://oig.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/2019-09/9-000-19-006-P.pdf

So, then, what did they do with the money? EcoHealth Alliance head, 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 threehttps://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.[10]  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.”[11]  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.”[12]
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

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’s budget had more money for 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?“ “See: “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 Alliancehttps://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”. The Smithsonian makes for a connection to Chief Justice Roberts of the US Supreme Court, several members of the US Congress, as well as to the Gates Foundation.

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
PREDICT Publicationshttps://archive.md/HDkae

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/

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

USAID Admits to Giving $1.1 Million to Wuhan Lab for PREDICT Coronavirus Research; Now USAID Plotting Another $125 Million to Hunt for & Possibly Spread More Viruses (DEEP VZN)