Written by: Amanda Angulo
Reportedly, British zoologist Peter Daszak of Eco-Health Alliance and scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) were planning to release the “coronaviruses into Chinese bat populations” in order to inoculate them before the pandemic. Also, the scientists were seeking funding from the United States to “create chimeric viruses” that are meant to infect people easily.
According to The Telegraph report, the plans from the scientists were revealed through leaked proposals going back from 2018. It has been confirmed as authentic by a former U.S. official.
The report states that the date of the leaked document is from just “18 months before the first Covid-19 cases appeared.” The report continued noting that the “papers, confirmed as genuine by a former member of the Trump administration, show they were hoping to introduce ‘human-specific cleavage sites’ to bat coronaviruses which would make it easier for the virus to enter human cells.”
To further add how Daszak comes into play, he sought $14 million for the research from the U.S.’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The agency refused the funding.
Therefore, the report claims that Daszak’s team was unaware of the severity of the work and never considered the danger of releasing the vaccine as airborne. A member of the U.K’s House of Lords, Viscount Ridley, had other things to say about the zoologist, “now it turns out he had authorized this vital piece of information about virus work in Wuhan but refused to share it with the world. I am furious. So should the world be.” He continued, “Peter Daszak and the EcoHealth Alliance (EHA) proposed injecting deadly chimeric bat coronaviruses collected by the Wuhan Institute of Virology into humanized and ‘batified’ mice, and much, much more.”
Lastly, a researcher from the World Health Organization claims that the scientists’ goals were to make a MERS virus, which “have a fatality rate over 30%,” resulting in being more deadly than the virus we know today. “If one of their receptor replacements made MERS spread similarly while maintaining its lethality, this pandemic would be nearly apocalyptic.”
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