(JustPatriots.com)- In an explosive report last week, Vanity Fair reported that EcoHealth Alliance president Peter Daszak was likely placed on the initial World Health Organization investigation into the Wuhan Institute of Virology, not at the request of US officials, but at the request of Beijing.
In 2020, the WHO carried out a “fact-finding mission” to China to determine the origins of COVID-19 that included an inspection of the Wuhan lab. Among the 11 scientists assigned to the investigation was Peter Daszak.
Daszak’s participation was known at the time. However, according to Vanity Fair, US officials and even one of Daszak’s former colleagues were surprised that he was among those “experts” selected.
The World Health Organization gave Beijing “veto power” over the people selected and all three of the experts suggested by the United States were rejected by the Chinese. According to Vanity Fair, one former EcoHealth Alliance staffer believes Daszak was selected by the Chinese.
The staffer told the outlet that if Daszak was not among those floated by US officials, then his name was chosen by the Chinese government.
Vanity Fair asked Daszak how he came to be on that initial investigation. He told the outlet that the World Health Organization had contacted him and asked that he serve on the group. Daszak said he “initially refused,” but the WHO’s arguments were so “persuasive,” he decided it was his “duty as a scientist to support the origins investigation.”
“Support” or “carefully steer?” That’s the question.
The objections to Daszak’s participation in that 2020 investigation were voiced from the start.
He participated in gain-of-function research at the Wuhan lab. What’s more, as Vanity Fair points out, Daszak was the one who solicited scientists to sign on to a letter published in The Lancet in the spring of 2020 that accused those looking into the “lab leak” theory of being racist and xenophobic.
The World Health Organization refused to confirm Daszak’s account of how he came to join the inspection.
The Vanity Fair article is exhaustive and long. But it is well-worth reading.
Read it HERE.