Harvesting the lethal political crop risen from seeds planted before, during and in the immediate aftermath of World War II, this program sets forth the dynamics underlying the Covid-19 operation.
In numerous programs and posts, we have presented disturbing evidence that SARS CoV-2 may well be a man-made virus, and that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was set up to take the fall for its creation.
(We have termed that institution “The Oswald Institute of Virology,”–set up to take the fall for the creation of the virus rather like the way Lee Harvey Oswald was “painted red” in order to set up “the Communists” to take the fall for the assassination of JFK.)
Before setting forth the Pentagon, State Department and [probable] CIA funding for the research into bat-borne coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, it is fundamental to an understanding of the realization of the Covid “op” to grasp the state of the art in genetic engineering of microorganisms.
As detailed in a very important article from The Guardian: “ . . . Advances in the area mean that scientists now have the capability to recreate dangerous viruses from scratch; make harmful bacteria more deadly; and modify common microbes so that they churn out lethal toxins once they enter the body. . . In the report, the scientists describe how synthetic biology, which gives researchers precision tools to manipulate living organisms, ‘enhances and expands’ opportunities to create bioweapons. . . . Today, the genetic code of almost any mammalian virus can be found online and synthesised. ‘The technology to do this is available now,’ said [Michael] Imperiale. “It requires some expertise, but it’s something that’s relatively easy to do, and that is why it tops the list. . . .”
Also fundamental to an understanding of the Covid “op” is the devastating nature of bat-borne viruses when introduced into the human body.
A lengthy excerpt of an article we will examine at greater length is important to consider in this context: “. . . . A Google Scholar search produced two papers Shi has published that lists DTRA as a funder.
To see how the first paper, ‘Comparative Analysis of Bat Genomes Provides Insight into the Evolution of Flight and Immunity,’ is relevant to biological weaponry, it helps to understand the military’s interest in bat immunity.
As Boston University microbiologist Thomas Kepler explained to the Washington Post in 2018, the bat’s unique approach to viral infection explains why viruses that transfer from bats to humans are so severe.
This was the subject of a paper, ‘The Egyptian Rousette Genome Reveals Unexpected Features of Bat Antiviral Immunity,’ that he published with military scientists and DTRA funding.
‘A virus that has co-evolved with the bat’s antiviral system is completely out of its element in the human,’ Kepler said. ‘That’s why it is so deadly — the human immune system is overwhelmed by the inflammatory response.’
The bat immune system responds very differently from ours to viral infection. Instead of attacking and killing an infected cell, which leads to a cascade of inflammatory responses, the bat immune system can starve the virus by turning down cellular metabolism.
The bat origin of SARS-CoV-2 may explain the cytokine storms that are hastening some COVID-19 deaths. According to WebMD:
‘Certain kinds of cytokines trigger cell death. When you have many cells doing this at the same time, a lot of tissue can die. In COVID-19, that tissue is mostly in the lung. As the tissue breaks down, the walls of the lungs’ tiny air sacs become leaky and fill with fluid, causing pneumonia and starving the blood of oxygen.’
Kepler says the military is using its experiments on bat immunity to ‘develop drugs that dampen down inflammation and arrest the virus by depriving it of what it needs to grow rather than trying to kill it outright.’ But, it clearly has another objective, as well: to make viruses more deadly by ‘passaging’ them through bats. . . .”
A recent article in the liberal “New York Magazine” discusses the Wuhan Institute of Virology and gain-of-function experiments performed under the joint auspices of that institution and the Pentagon-funded EcoHealth Alliance of Peter Daszak. Daszak is advised by David Franz, the former commander of Ft. Detrick.
Funded by USAID (a State Department subsidiary that serves as a cover for CIA covert operations), that program saw Chinese researchers partner with, among others, Ralph Baric.
In the detailed analysis presented by Nicholson Baker in the article, no mention is made of the Pentagon funding of EcoHealth Alliance, nor the disturbing information about DARPA’s research into bat-borne coronaviruses detailed in the consummately important article by Whitney Webb.
The Baker piece does conclude with an oblique nod to the ease with which viruses can be synthesized and holds open the possibility that Fort Detrick or any other place could have been the locus of synthesis.
“. . . . SARS-2 seems almost perfectly calibrated to grab and ransack our breathing cells and choke the life out of them. ‘By the time SARS-CoV-2 was first detected in late 2019, it was already pre-adapted to human transmission,’ Alina Chan and her co-authors have written, whereas SARS, when it first appeared in 2003, underwent ‘numerous adaptive mutations’ before settling down. Perhaps viral nature hit a bull’s-eye of airborne infectivity, with almost no mutational drift, no period of accommodation and adjustment, or perhaps some lab worker somewhere, inspired by Baric’s work with human airway tissue, took a spike protein that was specially groomed to colonize and thrive deep in the ciliated, mucosal tunnels of our inner core and cloned it onto some existing viral bat backbone. It could have happened in Wuhan, but — because anyone can now ‘print out’ a fully infectious clone of any sequenced disease — it could also have happened at Fort Detrick, or in Texas, or in Italy, or in Rotterdam, or in Wisconsin, or in some other citadel of coronaviral inquiry. . . .”
The analysis begins with excerpting of a thought-provoking and disturbing article about DARPA research into bat-borne diseases, including some caused by coronaviruses–is set forth here.
As readers digest this information, remember that DARPA can bring to bear the twined technologies artificial intelligence and super-computers. It has the state of the art with respect to both. Combined with gene editing, that technological pairing offers the possibility of truly horrifying synthetic viruses.
In FTR #’s 1157, 1158 and 1159, we highlighted very disturbing connections between Peter Daszak and his EcoHealth Alliance and the Pentagon and USAID, a State Department subsidiary that serves as a frequent cover for CIA.
The EcoHealth Alliance–financed by USAID–partnered with the Wuhan Institute of Virology and Dr. Ralph Baric of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to research bat-borne coronaviruses. A “chimeric” virus was created by Baric under this program in 2015, and Baric was subsequently selected to create the SARS Cov-2 virus from scratch.
A new article adds further depth to the alarming connections of Daszak, the EcoHealth Alliance and Jeffrey Sachs. (As discussed in a number of programs, including the above-mentioned FTR #’s 1157, 1158 and 1159, Sachs presided over the Harvard Institute of International Development, a US-funded organization that advised Boris Yeltsin’s disastrous economic policy in Russia.)
Many in Russia view Sachs as “an emissary either of Satan or the CIA.” Recent political incarnations have him as a member of the [Bernie] Sanders Institute and an advisor to AOC.
A brilliant, insightful article by Sam Husseini on Independent Science News provides critical depth to our previous coverage of Citizen Daszak.
Husseini notes that:
2.–One of the principal advisers to EcoHealth Alliance is David Franz: ” . . . . The military links of the EcoHealth Alliance are not limited to money and mindset. One noteworthy ‘policy advisor’ to the EcoHealth Alliance is David Franz. Franz is former commander of Fort Detrick, which is the principal U.S. government biowarfare/biodefense facility. . . .”
3.–Peter Daszak has high regards for Donald Rumsfeld, whom he enthusiastically quotes. (Rumsfeld was Chairman of the Board of Gilead Sciences for many years, leaving that position to become Secretary of Defense for George W. Bush. Rumsfeld made millions on his sale of Gilead stock, which soared in value following the Pentagon’s purchase of Gilead’s Tamiflu to combat a feared breakout of H5N1 influenza. Gildead Sciences makes remdesivir, which was being tested on rhesus macaques at the U.S. Army’s Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick in the spring of 2019. The USAAMRIID was shut down by the CDC in early August of 2019, in part for the improper disposal of waste from “non-human primates” infected with a “select agent” which has not been disclosed for national security reasons.) ” . . . . ‘It’s an awesome quote! And yes, it’s Donald Rumsfeld, Jeff, and I know he’s a Republican, but — what a genius!’ . . .”
4.–The close association of Jeffrey Sachs and Daszak: ” . . . . In September, Sachs’ commission [on the Lancet–D.E.] named Daszak to head up its committee on the pandemic’s origins. Daszak is also on the WHO’s committee to investigate the pandemic’s origin. He is the only individual on both committees. . . .”
Centered primarily on the work of respected Chinese scientist Shi Zhengli and her gain-of-function experiments on bat-borne coronaviruses, another important article points out that her work is inextricably-linked with the Pentagon, USAID-funded Ecohealth Alliance.
Although Ms. Baden-Mayer’s article uncritically presents material from dubious sources such as The National Review, it does not shirk on coverage of the importance of Daszak’s organization and the many military and national security links to the work at the WIV performed by Shi Zhengli and her colleagues.
NB: A major–albeit understandable– flaw in Ms. Baden-Mayer’s research is the fact that neither she, nor many of the people she quotes, takes stock of the fact that ANY VIRUS CAN BE SYNTHESIZED OR ALTERED IN A LABORATORY USING CONTEMPORARY TECHNOLOGY!
Key Points of Discussion and Analysis Include:
1.–A National Institute of Health query of the work at WIV, the questions in which were presented to Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance! ” . . . . The letter with these demands didn’t go to Shi or WIV, it went to EcoHealth Alliance, a U.S.-based non-profit funded by the U.S. government, including [primarily] the U.S. military, to support scientists working in 30 countries. EcoHealth Alliance is listed as a funding source on some of Shi’s most controversial papers. And EcoHealth Alliance scientists, including its president Peter Daszak, often co-author, with Shi, published papers. . . .”
2.–Review of the operational relationship between Daszak’s organization, and Shi Zhengli’s cooperation with Ralph Baric: ” . . . . Shi’s most infamous EcoHealth Alliance-funded paper is, ‘A SARS-Like Cluster of Circulating Bat Coronaviruses Shows Potential for Human Emergence.’ In this controversial gain-of-function research collaboration with U.S. scientist Ralph Baric of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Shi and Baric used genetic engineering and synthetic biology to weaponize a bat coronavirus, maximizing its potential human infectivity. . . .”
3.–Review of the USAID funding of the EcoHealth Alliance/Shi/Baric collaboration (USAID is a State Department subsidiary which serves as one of CIA’s most common and insidious front organizations. ) ” . . . . Shi’s funding for this study came through a USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats-PREDICT grant to EcoHealth Alliance—but the record for this grant appears to have been scrubbed from the U.S. government’s database. . . .”
4.–Review of the obfuscation of the USAID funding for the EcoHealth Alliance for this period. “. . . . EcoHealth Alliance was a PREDICT partner during the 2009-2014 funding cycle, but there is no record of a USAID grant to EcoHealth Alliance for this time period among the $100.9 million in grants it has received from the U.S. government since 2003. . . .”
5.–Discussion of Shi/Daszak collaboration on on a key sequence–the RsShCo14-CoV Sequence: ” . . . . Shi’s contribution to the work she did with Baric was the ‘RsSHC014-CoV Sequence That Was Isolated from Chinese Horseshoe Bats.’ . . . . Shi Zhengli and Peter Daszak announced their discovery of RsSHC014 in their 2013 paper, ‘Isolation and Characterization of a Bat SARS-Like Coronavirus that Uses the ACE2 Receptor,’ and stated that it was found during ‘a 12-month longitudinal survey (April 2011–September 2012) of SL-CoVs in a colony of Rhinolophus sinicus at a single location in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China.’ . . . .”
6.–Funding for the Kunming virus research came from a number of institutions, including the NIH and USAID, which both have collaborated with Pentagon and CIA in the past.
7.–EcoHealth Alliance helped finance Shi’s research in Mojiang: ” . . . . Shi’s paper, ‘Coexistence of Multiple Coronaviruses in Several Bat Colonies in an Abandoned Mineshaft,’ was written by a team of scientists who were all Chinese nationals working at Chinese institutions. Nevertheless, in addition to funding from the Chinese government, the authors acknowledged support from the U.S. National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Disease (R01AI110964), a $3.7-million grant to EcoHealth Alliance for ‘Understanding the Risk of Bat Coronavirus Emergence,’ (2014-2025). . . .”
8.–Further review of Shi’s research funding from the Pentagon, via EcoHealth Alliance: ” . . . . Shi Zhengli and her collaborators are also funded by the U.S. military. Peter Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance currently receives more money from the Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) for Scientific Research Combatting Weapons of Mass Destruction than any other military contractor—$15 million (25.575 percent) of the $60.2 million dispersed in the last 6 months. . . .”
9.–More about military collaboration with Shi: ” . . . . In addition to military funding through DTRA, Shi’s paper was co-authored by two U.S. military scientists, Christopher C. Broder and Eric D. Laing of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Department of Microbiology and Immunology. . . .”
The People’s Liberation Army assumed control of the Wuhan Institute of Virology on January 26, 2020 at the time that the genome for the SARS Cov-2 was published: ” . . . . The Wuhan Institute of Virology is China’s only biosafety level 4 lab. While it has always been under the control of the Chinese government, since January 26, 2020, it has been under the command of the People’s Liberation Army, specifically its top biological-weapons specialist, a major general named Chen Wei. . . .”