Fauci-funded British scientist Peter Daszak submitted a grant application to create a novel corona virus in 2018, the group of critical scientists named Drastic revealed to the Telegraph.
The proposal was filed to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) by Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance, the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), the University of North Carolina and Duke NUS in Singapore, the Telegraph reports.
The proposal was rejected, but similar research at WIV could explain why no natural ancestor of the Coronavirus has been found.
An unnamed WHO expert told The Telegraph that the process in the application would create “a new virus sequence, not a 100 percent match to anything.”
‘They would then synthesize the viral genome from the computer sequence, thus creating a virus genome that did not exist in nature but looks natural as it is the average of natural viruses. Then they put that RNA in a cell and recover the virus from it. This creates a virus that has never existed in nature, with a new ‘backbone’ that didn’t exist in nature but is very, very similar, as it’s the average of natural backbones,” the anonymous expert said.
A Freedom of Information request by The Intercept revealed that Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance funded the Wuhan Institute of Virology with at least $599,000. EcoHealth Alliance received a five-year grant of $666,000 a year for five years ($3.3 million) from the a National Health Institute (NIH).
Fauci has repeatedly denied funding so-called ‘gain-of-function’ research at WIV.
Yesterday, Fauci’s boss Francis Collins at NIH announced he is stepping down at the end of the year.
Rutgers University microbiologist Richard Ebright tweeted: “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.”
The materials further reveal that the 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.
— Richard H. Ebright (@R_H_Ebright) September 7, 2021