According to federal data, the Pentagon donated $39 million to Peter Daszak’s charity EcoHealth Alliance (EHA), which funded coronavirus research at the Wuhan lab, the Daily Mail reported last Friday.
Daszak, who has ties to Anthony Fauci, in April 2020, thanked him in an email recently published by Buzzfeed for rejecting the theory that the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus was man-made.
The email read: “I just wanted to personally thank you on behalf of our staff and collaborators for publicly defending and affirming that the scientific evidence supports a natural origin of COVID-19 from a bat-to-human spill, not a laboratory release from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
EcoHealth Alliance is in the eye of the storm after it came to light that it was funding coronavirus research at the Wuhan lab using money received from U.S. federal grants.
Last year, Donald Trump canceled a $3.7 million grant to EHA while claiming that the CCP Virus had come out of the Wuhan lab that received funding from the organization.
According to the Daily Mail, data compiled by independent researchers show that EHA received, between 2017 and 2020, more than $127 million from the government and that one of its major funders was the Department of Defense with nearly $39 million since 2013.
For example, Pentagon grants of $6,491,025 between 2017 and 2020 from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) under the title: ‘Understanding the risk of bat-borne zoonotic disease emergence in West Asia’ and is classified as “scientific research: combating weapons of mass destruction.”
The DTRA is a military branch tasked with ‘countering and deterring weapons of mass destruction and improvised threat networks.’
Although it is unknown how much of that $39 million actually went to the Wuhan virology institute, Daszak’s efforts to debunk the theory that the virus came out of that lab suggest that it was no small amount.
Daszak worked closely with the Wuhan lab’s lead bat coronavirus researcher, Shi Zhengli.
As early as February 2020, he managed to intimidate most experts into not even considering that the virus could have been man-made and come out of the Wuhan lab.
To achieve his goal, he convinced dozens of scientists to sign a letter he wrote to the Lancet, a highly respected medical journal in the medical community, and he made sure to distance his organization from the letter so that it would appear to come from a medical community that supports his colleagues.
That letter was published by the journal on February 19 last year, which praised the Chinese for protecting global health and strongly condemned the “conspiracy theory” suggesting that the CCP virus does not have a natural origin.
And in a conflict of interest, Daszak, was part of the 13-member delegation sent by the World Health Organization to Wuhan to investigate the origin of the coronavirus.
It should be noted that this delegation was heavily criticized after completely discarding the theory that the virus escaped from a laboratory.