It’s important to review claims made by former EcoHealth Alliance scientist Andrew Huff about the CIA’s alleged ties to EcoHealth and COVID-19 in light of Tuesday night’s shocking report from Congressional investigators that Dr. Anthony Fauci was smuggled into CIA headquarters “without a record of entry” where he “participated in the analysis to “influence” the Agency’s” Covid-19 investigation.”
A Brief Review
Recall that after the Obama administration outlawed gain-of-function research in 2014, EcoHealth was awarded lucrative contracts to conduct bat Covid studies in Wuhan, China. The NIH essentially transferred this study to Peter Daszak’s EcoHealth four months before the prohibition. Fauci’s NIAID protected the study from supervision, and Daszak was compelled to disclose his use of gain-of-function trials after the fact.
“As a virologist, I personally think creating chimeras of SARS-related bat coronaviruses that are thought to pose high risk to humans entails unacceptable risks,” virologist Jesse Bloom told The Intercept.
The Lancet published a screed by Daszak (signed by over two dozen scientists) after Sars-CoV-2 broke out in the same town where Daszak was manipulating Bat Covid. Daszak insisted the virus could have only come from a natural spillover event, probably from a wet market, and that the scientists “stand together to strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin.” Only afterward did The Lancet mention Daszak’s conflicts of interest.
Huff, who worked at EcoHealth from 2014 to 2016, said in a post on Twitter (now “X”) in January 2022 that “I knew in December of 2019 that COVID was likely a lab leak.” Then Huff asserted, “Not only is EcoHealth Alliance a CIA front organization, but the United States of America is primarily responsible for COVID, not China.”
Also in January, Huff said to Fox Business: “This was actually a failed intelligence operation. We were actually trading China’s advanced biotechnology for access to and collect intelligence on their bioweapons laboratory. I believe. I can’t prove that but a number of agencies that I discuss in the book, including Dr. Peter Daszak telling me he worked with the CIA.”
According to a new accusation by the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, Fauci was smuggled’ into CIA Headquarters to influence” the COVID-19 origins investigation.
The following is taken from Huff’s book “The Truth About Wuhan“:
“These discussions resulted in publications indicating that Dr. Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance, was working with the CIA, and that the biological agent commonly known as COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) had been in development at EcoHealth Alliance since 2012, and other evidence suggested that SARS-CoV-2 began earlier than 2012. The development of SARS-CoV-2 included several prominent US-based scientists and US academic institutions that received funding from numerous federal government agencies and private non-governmental organizations to complete the gain of function work on SARS-CoV-2.”
In addition, Huff shared a document obtained by Project Veritas that was allegedly written (and not denied) by Maj. Joseph Murphy (USMC) and stated that “SARS-CoV-2 is an American-created recombinant bat vaccine” which was “created by an EcoHealth Alliance program at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV).”
Project Veritas has obtained a separate report to the Inspector General of the Department of Defense written by U.S. Marine Corp Major, Joseph Murphy, a former DARPA Fellow.
The report states that EcoHealth Alliance approached DARPA in March 2018, seeking funding to conduct gain of function research of bat borne coronaviruses. The proposal, named Project Defuse, was rejected by DARPA over safety concerns and the notion that it violates the basis gain of function research moratorium.
According to the documents, NAIAD, under the direction of Dr. Fauci, went ahead with the research in Wuhan, China and at several sites across the U.S.-Project Veritas
There is much more to that.
Huff also submitted a report to Congress under oath that makes the following assertions:
- SARS-COV2 was created in the lab in Wuhan, China;
- Anthony Fauci funded the creation of SARS-COV2 and lied to Congress about funding Gain-of-Function work;
- The US Intelligence Community was aware of and appeared to have been involved with the funding of said Gain-of-Function work;
- A number of well-connected public and private partners were involved in the Gain-of-Function work that resulted in the creation and release of SARS-COV2;
- Anthony Fauci and others coordinated to cover-up the funding of the Gain-of-Function work that resulted in SARS-COV2.
Check out these posts by journalist KanekoaTheGreat (@KanekoaTheGreat), which contain accusations from Huff, DRASTIC, RFK Jr., and more, if you really want to go into the details of this. To enter the relevant conversations, click on each tweet.
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In December 2022, almost a year after Huff became a whistleblower, EcoHealth, no stranger to damage control, responded to Huff’s allegations, writing that his claims of gain-of-function research are false, that a lab leak is “not true,” and that his claims regarding the “nature of the collaboration between EcoHealth Alliance and the Wuhan Institute of Virology” are similarly “not true.”
Notably, Ecohealth did not contest Huff’s assertions that he had worked for or on behalf of the CIA.