Leaked 2018 grant proposal fuels theory that Covid-19 was created in lab A team of scientists from Wuhan and the US outlined plans to create new coronaviruses just over 18 months before the first Covid-19 outbreak was reported in China, leaked documents have revealed. The researchers submitted a grant application in March 2018 to the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) that outlined a $14.2m project aimed at “defusing the threat of bat-borne coronaviruses”.
Chairman Jeffrey Sachs said on Saturday that he is disbanding the panel Expressed concerns over close ties to Peter Daszak and his EcoHealth Alliance Daszak is the gain-of-function researcher who long denied the lab origin theory Documents released this week revealed his plans to engineer bat coronaviruses Plan called for grafting 'furin cleavage sites' as are seen in SARS-CoV-2
SCIENTISTS at the Wuhan Institute of Virology planned to release souped-up coronaviruses into bat caves just 18 months before the Covid outbreak. Bombshell leaked documents have revealed the researcher's plans to release airborne Covid particles into bat caves in China in order to vaccinate them against deadly diseases which could jump to humans and spark a pandemic.
Wuhan scientists planned to release enhanced coronaviruses into bat caves 21 months before start of Covid pandemic outbreak - but US government refused to fund project over fears it would backfire
Scientists planned to release enhanced coronavirus in bat caves in 2018 A US research agency refused to fund it over concerns it would put people at risk But there are concerns it may have gone ahead, fuelling Covid lab leak theory Scientists in the Chinese city where Covid emerged planned to alter coronaviruses and release them into bat caves 21 months before the pandemic kicked off, leaked documents have revealed.
Now the Lancet U-turns over Covid lab leak theory and publishes 'alternative view' calling for a 'transparent debate' on the origins of the virus
Peter Daszak secretly orchestrated a landmark statement in The Lancet this year It attacked 'conspiracies suggesting that Covid-19 does not have a natural origin' Now The Lancet agreed to publish alternative theories suggesting a lab origin The Lancet medical journal has bowed to pressure over its heavily-criticised coverage of the disputed origins of the Covid pandemic by publishing an 'alternative view' from 16 scientists – calling for an 'objective, open and transparent debate' about whether the virus leaked from a Chinese laboratory.
Researchers said the study demonstrates bat viruses are a 'clear and present danger' As many as 400,000 people are infected by coronaviruses carried by bats every year, according to an analysis mapping the risk of exposure across southern China and southeast Asia. The paper, published as a preprint this week, is the first to estimate how many people living in the region unknowingly contract a bat coronavirus similar to Sars-Cov-2 every year.
Nearly all Lancet scientists who publicly trashed Covid lab leak theory have links to Wuhan research, report says
TWENTY six of the twenty-seven scientists who publicly trashed the Covid lab leak theory have links to Wuhan researchers, it has been reported. The group published a letter in March last year denouncing “conspiracy theories” that the virus was made or leaked from the centre in the Chinese city.
SCIENTISTS who dismissed any notion that coronavirus might have leaked from a laboratory in Wuhan have links to Chinese researchers, an investigation has claimed. All but one of the scientists who were signatories to a letter in the Lancet dismissing the lab-leak theory had links to China. The scientists reportedly had links to Chinese researchers, their colleagues or funders.
THE release of new documents about research at China’s Wuhan lab has led some critics to claim Dr Anthony Fauci is lying about a key point of the research. The documents, obtained by The Intercept, seem to contradict Dr Fauci’s claims that the National Institute of Health didn’t fund gain-of-function research at China’s Wuhan lab.
‘Preponderance of evidence’ proves the virus originated from the Chinese research facility, report claims Republicans in Congress want to subpoena a British-born scientist as part of an investigation in which they have concluded Covid-19 leaked from a Wuhan laboratory. A report released by Republicans on the House foreign affairs committee said the "preponderance of evidence proves" the virus leaked from the Chinese research facility "sometime before September 12, 2019".
BEIJING'S POODLES: Had any other nation unleashed Covid we would never hear the end of it. Instead, we've rolled over in an act of appeasement redolent of the 1930s, writes IAIN DUNCAN SMITH
The investigative skills of the World Health Organisation team looking into the origins of the outbreak of Covid in China are, unfortunately, more akin to the abilities of the Keystone Cops than to the crack sleuths of TV’s CSI. Initially, after being carefully guided around Wuhan by Chinese government officials, they declared that a laboratory leak was ‘extremely unlikely’ and would not be investigated further.
Two dozen experts have reaffirmed their view that the pandemic has natural origins in a new letter to The Lancet The strongest evidence available to date suggests the coronavirus pandemic emerged via a natural spillover event, according to a letter to The Lancet from two dozen scientists. The article – a follow up to a now-controversial piece published in February 2020 – argues there is currently no “scientifically validated evidence” pointing towards a laboratory-related incident, and warns that “allegations and conjecture” will not aid efforts to uncover the origins of Sars-Cov-2.
REVEALED: Google FUNDED virus research carried out by Wuhan-linked scientist Peter Daszak for over a decade, new report reveals, amid accusations Big Tech has silenced COVID lab leak theory
Google's charity arm, Google.org, has provided financial backing for research and studies carried out by Peter Daszak and his EcoHealth Alliance charity The financial ties, which were first reported by The National Pulse , are disclosed in various scientific studies dating back to at least 2010 Google on Tuesday issued a statement saying the 'one-off philanthropic grants' were years old and had nothing to do with COVID
Dr Peter Daszak has left investigation into coronavirus emergence after concerns raised over links with Chinese laboratory A controversial British-born scientist has recused himself from an inquiry into the origins of the Covid pandemic amid concern over his links to a Wuhan laboratory tied to the ‘lab leak’ theory.