On Tuesday, 100 Percent Fed Up reported that British scientist Peter Daszak was terminated from his position on an investigative commission looking into the origins of Covid19. Or as the UN-backed Lancet commission’s website puts it, “recused from commission work on the origins of the pandemic”.
His firing from the COVID commission comes after it was discovered that he’s been working tirelessly behind the scenes to denounce the lab leak theory, labeling those that tout it as conspiracy theorists, all while failing to mention his close ties to the same facility.
In December, Daszak tweeted a response to an article in The Independent that stated: “samples from the bats were ‘sent to the Wuhan lab for genetic analyses of the viruses collected in the field.’ No BATS were “sent to Wuhan lab for genetic analyses of viruses collected in the field.” He added, “That’s not how this science works. We collect bat samples, send them to the lab. We RELEASE bats where we catch them!”
Daszak has now DELETED his tweet.
Why did Daszak, who has ties to the all-powerful Dr. Fauci lie about bats not being tested in the Wuhan Institute of Virology Lab?
Epoch Times is now reporting that official Chinese state-approved footage from five years ago showing bats being kept at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) has further fueled scrutiny regarding the research being conducted at the secretive facility.
A 2017 promotional video featured on the website of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), a top Chinese state-run research institute that administers the WIV, showed live bats held in cages inside the lab. In it, a researcher wearing blue surgical gloves was holding a bat and feeding it with a worm.
The video, made after the research institute obtained the nation’s first P4 designation—the highest bio-security classification—in spring 2017, also showed bats in a cage inside the lab. It stated that WIV researchers had collected more than 15,000 bat samples from various parts of China and Africa.
While some overseas Chinese-language media had cited the video last year in reports that raised concerns about the lab, it has attracted more attention of late, as the possibility that the virus may have escaped from a Chinese laboratory has gained traction.
The WIV has filed at least two patents related to bat breeding.
A description of the WIV on a CAS-affiliated webpage said that the institute has three “barrier facilities” that enclose lab animals—totaling nearly 13,100 square feet—in which there are 12 bat cages.
The evidence of live bats being raised at WIV contradicted statements made by U.S. zoologist Peter Daszak, one of the World Health Organization (WHO)-led experts who went to the city of Wuhan to study the origins of the virus earlier this year.
Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance, a New York-based nonprofit that conducts global health-related research, helped channel more than $800,000 in U.S. federal grants to the WIV to study bat coronaviruses, according to newly released internal documents.
On January 25, 100 Percent Fed Up shared an in-depth investigation by Fox News’ Steve Hilton, who shared incredible evidence about Dr. Anthony Fauci’s ties to the dangerous ‘Gain of function’ study that was being performed at the Wuhan Virology Institute lab.
Hilton explained how the influenza virus was injected from one ferret to another. According to Hilton’s study, ferrets have respiratory systems that are very similar to humans. About 10 years ago, scientists in Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands manipulated the virus in ferrets until the virus was mutated enough to be transmitted through the air. The “Gain of Function” virus research was born. The idea was to engineer the most contagious, deadly viruses in a lab to help us better prepare to fight them.
According to Hilton, Gain of Function virus research has been funded by none other than the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Disease’s Dr. Anthony Fauci. The Wuhan Institute of Virology is one of the leading laboratories studying the COVID virus.
“Despite the controversy studying this type of research, it always had one steadfast champion, a leading figure in the world of infectious diseases—Anthony Fauci,” Hilton explained. “His institute funded that first ferret study,” he explained, adding, “At the time, he co-wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post describing this research as ‘A flu risk worth taking…important information and insights can come from generating a potentially dangerous virus in a laboratory.’”
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Hilton continued with his bombshell report.
“Let’s see what they did with the Fauci money,” Hilton says.
“Inside the projects result page, there are 13 papers co-authored by the head of the Wuhan’s Infectious Disease unit. One of the papers, published in 2017, and Zoologist Peter Daszak is listed as a co-author. Inside the funding section of that paper is the ID of the Fauci commissioned project,” adding, “That’s the money trail!”
“Until now, the only reporting on Fauci’s role on all this has been on the funding of the Wuhan lab in general,” Hilton continued, “Tonight, we can go further—thanks to this paper, we can see the specific activity that Fauci funded—and it’s terrifying!”
They collected samples of bat feces in a bat cave in China, Hilton explained, adding that they found novel coronaviruses in the bat feces, and then they infected human cells with them. Here’s the most important part, Hilton explained, “The genetic changes they made in the lab unlocked a highly specific doorway into the human body—the virus that causes COVID-19 uses that same exact same doorway!”
“Are we still funding this research? “ Hilton asked, as he explained that they reached out to Dr. Fauci, the NIA, and Peter Daszak and got no replies from any of them.
Daszak admitted on June 1—a week after leaked intelligence noted that three WIV researchers were hospitalized a month before China’s reported COVID-19 “patient zero”—that questions of whether the WIV had bats were never raised during the WHO investigation.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if, like many other virology labs, they were trying to set up a bat colony,” he said, seeming to contradict his statement on Twitter.
A scene from the same video of a bat dangling off the hat of a researcher, who wore only a pair of glasses and a regular surgical mask while collecting bat samples in the wild, has raised further questions about the security measures at the lab.
Screenshots from a 2017 report on state-run broadcaster CCTV have also shown a WIV researcher’s arm blistering from a bat bite during their study of the SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) virus.
The bats “could bite your hands through the glove,” WIV researcher Cui Jie told CCTV. He described the feeling as similar to “being jabbed by a needle.” In other footage, marked with the date Dec. 28 with no year attributed, another WIV researcher was holding a bat outdoors with both hands exposed.
In 2018, U.S. officials who visited the research facility sent cables back to Washington warning about weak safety standards at the lab.
Shi Zhengli, the director of the WIV’s research center for emerging infectious diseases who is now at the center of the virus controversy, maintained that the institute has been open to outside probes. Speaking recently with The New York Times, she called accusations of the lab withholding data “speculation rooted in utter distrust.”
A January fact sheet from the State Department under the Trump administration stated that WIV researchers had begun conducting experiments involving RaTG13, identified to have the closest genetic similarity to the COVID-19 virus, from as early as 2016.
Besides engaging in “’gain of function’ research to engineer chimeric viruses,” the WIV has engaged in laboratory animal experiments on behalf of the Chinese military since at least 2017, according to the fact sheet. Gain-of-function research involves creating artificial viruses by adding new or enhanced capabilities for the purpose of studying what new pathogens could emerge and how to guard against them.