Joseph Mercola Newly leaked documents released by research group DRASTIC include a March 2018 grant proposal from the EcoHealth Alliance led with the Pentagons Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) The proposal aimed to collaborate with the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) to "carry out advanced and dangerous human pathogenicity bat coronavirus research" According to DRASTIC, the proposal involved injecting deadly chimeric bat coronaviruses collected by the Wuhan Institute of Virology into humanized and 'batied' mice" The proposal involved the introduction of human-specic cleavage sites to bat coronaviruses; the existence of a novel furin cleavage site is a signicant reason why many believe SARS-CoV-2 was created through gain-of-function (GOF) research EcoHealth Alliance requested $14 million from DARPA for what it expected to be a 3.5- year project; DARPA rejected the proposal but that doesnt mean the research wasnt ultimately carried out The revelations further erode the credibility of Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has denied funding GOF research at WIV, and EcoHealth Alliances Peter Daszak, who called claims that SARS-CoV-2 may have come from a lab conspiracy theory Yet another smoking gun has been found in the origin of COVID-19, courtesy of newly leaked documents released by research group DRASTIC, or Decentralized Radical Autonomous Search Team Investigating COVID-19.
The documents include a March 2018 grant proposal that EcoHealth Alliance led with the Pentagons Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to collaborate with the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) to "carry out advanced and dangerous human pathogenicity bat coronavirus research." The proposal was reportedly rejected by DARPA for being too risky, but the revelations further erode the credibility of Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has denied funding gain-of- function (GOF) research at WIV, and EcoHealth Alliances Peter Daszak, who called claims that SARS-CoV-2 may have come from a lab conspiracy theory. DARPA Rejected the Risky Research Proposal According to DRASTIC, the proposal rejected by DARPA involved injecting deadly chimeric bat coronaviruses collected by the Wuhan Institute of Virology into humanized and 'batied' mice" and aimed to "defuse the potential for spillover of novel bat-origin high-zoonotic risk SARS-related coronaviruses in Asia." As reported by Newsweek: Thanks to DRASTIC, the world now knows that the Wuhan Institute of Virology had an extensive collection of coronaviruses gathered over many years of foraging in the bat caves, and that many of them including the closest known relative to the pandemic virus, SARS-CoV-2 came from a mineshaft where three men died from a suspected SARS-like disease in 2012. It knows that the Institute was actively working with these viruses, using inadequate safety protocols, in ways that could have triggered the pandemic, and that the lab and Chinese authorities have gone to great lengths to conceal these activities. EcoHealth Alliance requested $14 million from DARPA for what it expected to be a 3.5- year project. DARPA, however despite stating the project had a good running start 1 2 3 4 5 rejected the proposal, citing several weaknesses, including "concern that vaccine approaches may lack sucient epitope coverage to effectively protect against the diverse and evolving quasi species of the many coronaviruses found in the bat caves." Still, even though DARPA denied the grant proposal, and has denied funding the EcoHealth Alliance and WIV, it doesnt mean the research wasnt ultimately carried out. As the Daily Mail put it, The $14.2 million (10.5 million) grant bid was rejected. But did another funder pick up the proposal? At the very least, this proves the researchers were toying with precisely the sort of risky science that could have cooked up a virus eerily similar to the one behind the pandemic. Proposal Involved Search for Novel Furin Cleavage Site To gain entry into your cells, SARS-CoV-2 must rst bind to an ACE2 or CD147 receptor on the cell. Next, the S2 spike protein subunit must be proteolytically cleaved (cut). Without this protein cleavage, the virus would simply attach to the receptor and not get any further.
The furin site is why the virus is so transmissible, and why it invades the heart, the brain and the blood vessels, Dr. Steven Quay, a physician and scientist, explained at a GOP House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Select Coronavirus Crisis hearing. While furin cleavage sites do exist in other viruses like Ebola, HIV, zika and yellow fever, theyre not naturally found in coronaviruses.
The entire group of coronaviruses to which SARS-CoV-2 belongs does not contain a single example of a furin cleavage site, Quay said, and is a signicant reason why many believe SARS-CoV-2 was created through GOF research. In a jaw-dropping turn of events, DRASTICs research revealed that EcoHealth Alliances 2018 proposal involved the introduction of human-specic cleavage sites to bat coronaviruses. As noted by The Intercept: [T]he proposal describes the process of looking fornovel furin cleavage sites in bat coronaviruses the scientists hadsampled and inserting them into the 6 7 8 9 10 spikes of SARS-related viruses in the laboratory. We will introduce appropriate human-specic cleavage sites and evaluate growth potential in [a type of mammalian cell commonly used in microbiology] and HAE cultures, referring to cellsfound in the lining of the human airway, the proposal states. COVID-19 Lab Origin: A Threshold Has Been Crossed A number of scientists speaking with The Intercept told the news outlet that the furin cleavage site information unveiled in the 2018 proposal has tipped the scales in the search for COVID-19s origins. Scientist Alina Chan stated: Some kind of threshold has been crossed Lets look at the big picture: A novel SARS coronavirus emerges in Wuhan with a novel cleavage site in it. We now have evidence that, in early 2018, they had pitched inserting novel cleavage sites into novel SARS-related viruses in their lab. This denitely tips the scales for me. And I think it should do that for many other scientists too. Previously, Richard Ebright, board of governors professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Rutgers University and laboratory director at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, said that additional documents released by a FOIA lawsuit show without doubt that grants from NIH were used to fund GOF research at WIV, and that Fauci lied about it: 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 in Wuhan are untruthful." Much of the controversial research was carried out by the EcoHealth Alliance. Fauci told a House Appropriations subcommittee that more than $600,000 was given to EcoHealth Alliance, which funneled the money to WIV, over a ve-year period for the purpose of 11 studying bat coronaviruses and whether they could be transmitted to humans. Regarding the latest documents uncovered by DRASTIC, Ebright told The Intercept: The relevance of this is that SARS Cov-2, the pandemic virus, is the only virus in its entire genus of SARS-related coronaviruses that contains a fully functional cleavage site at the S1, S2 junction [the place where two subunits of the spike protein meet] And here is a proposal from the beginning of 2018, proposing explicitly to engineer that sequence at that position in chimeric lab- generated coronaviruses. 32 Emails Almost Every Word Redacted The U.K.s Daily Mail also obtained key documents a total of 32 emails that could shed light on a secretive teleconference held among British and U.S. health ocials at the beginning of the pandemic February 1, 2020. But the emails, which were obtained via a FOIA request, were nearly entirely blacked out.
The call was organized by Fauci and Jeremy Farrar, director of The Wellcome Trust, and attended by Patrick Vallance, Britains chief scientic adviser, and others, to address several aspects of the SARS-CoV-2 genome that pointed towards an articial origin, by means of generating adaptive changes through passaging and/or direct manipulation of the genome. Charles Rixey, a COVID-19 analyst who combed through 100,000 pages of FOIA documents and reviewed more than 1,000 research articles, stated: [C]ompletely obscured is the fact that at least one, and very likely all, of the people on the conference call were aware of the existence of the FCS Its even worse when you consider that 18 months later, they still cant explain it the Proximals refuse to respond to the fact that the FCS doesnt exist within the sarbecovirus sub-genus that SARS-CoV-2 falls under. This is a problem, because members of the sub-genus are too distinct to recombine with the varieties of SARS-like viruses from other branches that do 12,13 14 15 16 17 contain the FCS.
The Proximals Rixey refers to are the ve editors of "The Proximal Origin of SARS-CoV- 2," a paper published in Nature Medicine in March 2020 that became the preeminent "proof" that SARS-CoV-2 had a natural origin and couldn't possibly have come from a lab. It was later revealed that Fauci, Farrar and Dr. Francis Collins, NIH director, had a hand in the paper, as one of its authors wrote a March 6, 2020, email to the trio and colleagues, thanking them for their "advice and leadership." Did Pivotal Call Change the Pandemic Narrative? January 31, 2020, virologist Kristian Andersen one of the Proximals, whose paper found the virus could not have been created in a lab emailed Fauci, ccing Farrar, stating, "The unusual features of the virus make up a really small part of the genome (<0.1%) 1 2 3 7 9 11 12 13 14 18 19 20 21 22 23 2020 2021 450452 so one has to look really closely at all the sequences see that some of features (potentially) engineered." it was clear andersen and others on february call thought virus looked engineered. according daily mail: he [andersen] said binding mechanism too good be true, like a perfect key for entering human cells while its furin cleavage site feature not found similar types coronavirus allows enter eciently into might expected if someone had set out adapt an animal humans by taking specic suit genetic material from elsewhere inserting it. farrar opened discussion, which then led eddie holmes, australian-based virologist who told wellcome chief before 80% sure this thing come lab. yet after their conference call, these same experts played leading roles in efforts dismiss such fears as conspiracy theories science journals social media. mail requested emails, notes or transcripts relating well wiv shi zhengli, ph.d., director wivs center emerging infectious diseases, also known bat woman, but government rejected request due costs, even though they stated, we hold information you have requested. this, together with heavily redacted emails abrupt change scientists opinions regarding covid-19s origins, begs obvious question, bob seely, member foreign affairs committee, said. just chinas secrecy: why would ocials share there nothing hide? sources references newsweek september 22, cnbc july 20, usrtk november 18, october 2, youtube june 29, intercept 23, 9, new york post may 25, niaid, understanding risk emergence prometheus shrugged nature medicine volume 26, pages (2020) defender 4, 1, 5, 6, 8, 15, 21, 10, 16, 17, .< p>
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