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(1) Pater Daszak was a panelist in a 2016 forum on Emerging Iinfectious Diseases and the Next Pandemic(2) In 2016 Video, Peter Daszak admits "my colleagues in China" develop "Killer" Coronaviruses(3) In 2016 video, Daszak describes "insert[ing] spike proteins" into viruses to see if they can "bind to human cells"(4) Daszak's EcoHealth Alliance Hid Almost $40 Million In Pentagon Funding And Militarized Pandemic Science(5) Google funded Daszak research(6) Athlete develops severe heart complications following second dose of Pfizer vaccine(7) FDA adds Heart Inflammation Warning to mRNA Vaccine Fact Sheet(8) Robert Malone, inventor of mRNA vaccine tachnology, warns of dangers(1) Pater Daszak was a panelist in a 2016 forum on Emerging Iinfectious Diseases and the Next Pandemic 23, 2016PandemicsSonia Shah moderated a forum on emerging infectious diseases and the next pandemic. The event began with Ms. Shah discussing her book, Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, From Cholera to Ebola and Beyond.The entire video lasts over an hour. Daszak spoke in four intervals, beginning at 00:30:01The c-span webpage provides a transcript, but the transcript of Daszak's talk omits important parts of it, which is seen when comparing it with the video of him talking.The critical part is at 1:17:06 - 37Watch that part.(2) In 2016 Video, Peter Daszak admits "my colleagues in China" develop "Killer" CoronavirusesWatch the video clip at the video clip at In 2016 video, Daszak describes "insert[ing] spike proteins" into viruses to see if they can "bind to human cells"From: "Sandhya Jain" <>In 2016 video, Daszak admits to Gain of Function National Pulse.EXCLUSIVEWATCH: Explosive, Unearthed Video Shows Peter Daszak Describing 'Chinese Colleagues' Developing 'Killer' Coronaviruses.JUNE 8, 2021NATALIE WINTERSEcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak – who collaborated with the Wuhan Institute of Virology on research funded by Dr. Anthony Fauci's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease – appears to boast about the manipulation of "killer" SARS-like coronaviruses carried out by his "colleagues in China" in a clip unearthed by The National Pulse.Daszak made the admission at a 2016 forum discussing "emerging infectious diseases and the next pandemic," which appears to be at odds with Fauci's repeated denial of funding gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.While describing how his organization sequences deadly viruses, Daszak describes the process of "insert[ing] spike proteins" into viruses to see if they can "bind to human cells" as being carried out by his "colleagues in China":{ 1:17:06 - 37}"Then when you get a sequence of a virus, and it looks like a relative of a known nasty pathogen, just like we did with SARS. We found other coronaviruses in bats, a whole host of them, some of them looked very similar to SARS. So we sequenced the spike protein: the protein that attaches to cells. Then we… Well I didn't do this work, but my colleagues in China did the work. You create pseudo particles, you insert the spike proteins from those viruses, see if they bind to human cells. At each step of this you move closer and closer to this virus could really become pathogenic in people."You end up with a small number of viruses that really do look like killers," he adds.The comments follow growing evidence that Fauci's NIAID has deep financial and personnel ties to the Wuhan Institute of Virology – and that Daszak's EcoHealth alliance was one of the primary proxies funneling the money to the Chinese Communist Party lab.Over a dozen research papers carried out under a $3.7 million National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) grant list the Wuhan Lab's Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Director Shi Zhengli as a co-author alongside Daszak. Shi has included these Fauci-backed grants on her resume.The Wuhan lab has also listed the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as one of its "partners," secretly erasing the mention in March 2021.(4) Daszak's EcoHealth Alliance Has Hidden Almost $40 Million In Pentagon Funding And Militarized Pandemic Science Daszak's EcoHealth Alliance Has Hidden Almost $40 Million In Pentagon Funding And Militarized Pandemic Scienceby Sam Husseini"Pandemics are like terrorist attacks: We know roughly where they originate and what's responsible for them, but we don't know exactly when the next one will happen. They need to be handled the same way — by identifying all possible sources and dismantling those before the next pandemic strikes."This statement was written in the New York Times earlier this year by Peter Daszak. Daszak is the longtime president of the EcoHealth Alliance, a New York-based non-profit whose claimed focus is pandemic prevention. But the EcoHealth Alliance, it turns out, is at the very centre of the COVID-19 pandemic in many ways.To depict the pandemic in such militarized terms is, for Daszak, a commonplace. In an Oct. 7 online talk organized by Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, Daszak presented a slide titled "Donald Rumsfeld's Prescient Speech.":"There are known knowns; there are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns; that is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns — there are things we don't know we don't know." (This Rumsfeld quote is in fact from a news conference)In the subsequent online discussion, Daszak emphasized the parallels between his own crusade and Rumsfeld's, since, according to Daszak, the "potential for unknown attacks" is "the same for viruses".Daszak then proceeded with a not terribly subtle pitch for over a billion dollars. This money would support a fledgling virus hunting and surveillance project of his, the Global Virome Project — a "doable project" he assured watchers — given the cost of the pandemic to governments and various industries.Also on the video was Columbia University professor Jeffrey Sachs. Sachs is a former special advisor to the UN, the former head of the Millennium Villages Project, and was recently appointed Chair of the newly-formed EAT Lancet Commission on the pandemic. In September, Sachs' commission 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.These leadership positions are not the only reason why Peter Daszak is such a central figure in the COVID-19 pandemic, however. His appointment dismayed many of those who are aware that Daszak's EcoHealth Alliance funded bat coronavirus research, including virus collection, at the Wuhan Institute for Virology (WIV) and thus could themselves be directly implicated in the outbreak.For his part, Daszak has repeatedly dismissed the notion that the pandemic could have a lab origin. In fact, a recent FOIA by the transparency group U.S. Right To Know revealed that Peter Daszak drafted an influential multi-author letter published on February 18 in the Lancet. That letter dismissed lab origin hypothesese as "conspiracy theory." Daszak was revealed to have orchestrated the letter such as to "avoid the appearance of a political statement."Sachs for his part seemed surprised by Daszak's depiction of Rumsfeld but Daszak reassured him. "It's an awesome quote! And yes, it's Donald Rumsfeld, Jeff, and I know he's a Republican, but — what a genius!"Following the EcoHealth Alliance's money trail to the PentagonCollecting dangerous viruses is typically justified as a preventive and defensive activity, getting ahead of what "Nature" or "The Terrorists" might throw at us. But by its nature, this work is "dual use". "Biodefense" is often just as easily biowarfare since biodefense and the products of biowarfare are identical. It's simply a matter of what the stated goals are.This is openly acknowledged [See below] by scientists associated with EcoHealth Alliance when talking about alleged programs in other counties — like Iraq.For much of this year, Daszak's EcoHealth Alliance garnered a great deal of sympathetic media coverage after its $3.7 million five-year NIH grant was prematurely cut when the Trump administration learned that EcoHealth Alliance funded bat coronavirus research at the WIV.The temporary cut was widely depicted in major media as Trump undermining the EcoHealth Alliance's noble fight against pandemics. The termination was reversed by NIH in late August, and even upped to $7.5 million. But entirely overlooked amid the claims and counter-claims was that far more funding for the EcoHealth Alliance comes from the Pentagon than the NIH.To be strictly fair to the media, Daszak's EcoHealth Alliance obscures its Pentagon funding. On its website EcoHealth Alliance states that "A copy of the EHA Grant Management Manual is available upon request to the EHA Chief Financial Officer at finance ( at )". But an email to that address and numerous others, including Peter Daszak's, requesting that Manual, as well as other financial information, was not returned. Neither were repeated voicemails.Only buried under their "Privacy Policy," under a section titled "EcoHealth Alliance Policy Regarding Conflict of Interest in Research," does the EcoHealth Alliance concede it is the "recipient of various grant awards from federal agencies including the National Institute of Health, the National Science Foundation, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the US Agency for International Development and the Department of Defense."Even this listing is deceptive. It obscures that its two largest funders are the Pentagon and the State Department (USAID); whereas the US Fish and Wildlife Service, which accounts for a minuscule $74,487, comes before either.Meticulous investigation of U.S. government databases reveals that Pentagon funding for the EcoHealth Alliance from 2013 to 2020, including contracts, grants and subcontracts, was just under $39 million. Most, $34.6 million, was from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), which is a branch of the DOD which states it is tasked to "counter and deter weapons of mass destruction and improvised threat networks."Most of the remaining money to EHA was from USAID (State Dept.), comprising at least $64,700,000 (1). These two sources thus total over $103 million. (See Fig).Summary EHA Grants and ContractsSummary of EHA Grants and Contracts. Note this figure doesn't count subcontracts so it undercounts USAID's contribution, see footnote (1) below (Credit: James Baratta and Mariamne Everett)Another $20 million came from Health and Human Services ($13 million, which includes National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control), National Science Foundation ($2.6 million), Department of Homeland Security ($2.3 million), Department of Commerce ($1.2 million), Department of Agriculture ($0.6 million), and Department of Interior ($0.3 million). So, total U.S. government funding for EHA to-date stands at $123 million, approximately one third of which comes from the Pentagon directly. The full funding breakdown is available here and is summarized by year, source, and type, in a spreadsheet format.Pdf versions of this the spreadsheet are available to download. The summary is here and all Federal grants and contracts are here.More military connectionsThe 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.David Franz was part of UNSCOM which inspected Iraq for alleged bioweapons — what were constantly referred to as WMDs or Weapons of Mass Destruction by the U.S. government and the media. Franz has been one of those eager to state, at least when discussing alleged Iraqi programs, that "in biology … everything is dual use — the people, the facilities and the equipment." (NPR, May 14, 2003; link no longer available).Just this year Franz wrote a piece with former New York Times journalist Judith Miller, whose stories of Iraqi WMDs did much to misinform the US public regarding the case for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Their joint article, "A Biosecurity Failure: America's key lab for fighting infectious disease has become a Pentagon backwater," urges more funding for Fort Detrick.Miller and Franz are long-time associates. Miller co-wrote the book Germs, released amid the 2001 false flag anthrax attacks, which repeatedly quotes Franz. Miller at the time received a hoax letter with a harmless white powder, increasing her prominence.Franz continued hyping the existence of Iraqi WMDs even after the invasion of Iraq. While she was still with the Times, Miller quoted him in a story "U.S. Analysts Link Iraq Labs To Germ Arms" on May 21, 2003 pushing the theory that Iraq had mobile biological WMD units. (This theory was debunked by the British scientist Dr David Kelly, who would die, apparently by suicide, soon thereafter.)Four significant insights emerge from all this. First, although it is called the EcoHealth Alliance, Peter Daszak and his non-profit work closely with the military. Second, the EcoHealth Alliance attempts to conceal these military connections. Third, through militaristic language and analogies Daszak and his colleagues promote what is often referred to as, and even then somewhat euphemistically, an ongoing agenda known as "securitization". In this case it is the securitization of infectious diseases and of global public health. That is, they argue that pandemics constitute a vast and existential threat. They minimize the very real risks associated with their work, and sell it as a billion dollar solution. The fourth insight is that Daszak himself, as the Godfather of the Global Virome Project, stands to benefit from the likely outlay of public funds.AcknowledgementsThanks to James Baratta and Mariamne Everett for researching the funding sources.FootnoteThe figure for EHA's USAID funding was obtained from the University of California at Davis, a major grantee of PREDICT funds, which EHA has been a major sub-grantee of Davis confirmed that EHA's funding from PREDICT totaled $64,722,669 (PREDICT-1: 2009 to 2014: $19,943,214; PREDICT-2: 2014 to present (2020) $44,779,455)Sam Husseini is an independent journalist.Editor's note. We welcome comments and information about the subject of this article. However, please note that the "reply" function in the comments section is not working for people without high level access to the website. 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FEDERAL GRANTS & CONTRACTS	SUMMARY		FEDERAL GRANTS & CONTRACTS		AGENCY	TOTALDoD	$38,949,941.00HHS	$13,023,168.00NSF	$2,590,418.00USAID	$2,499,147.00DHS	$2,272,813.00DoC	$1,241,933.00USDA	$646,701.00DoI	$267,062.00	GRAND TOTAL	$61,491,183.00	FEDERAL GRANTS & CONTRACTS		Date Ranges for Federal Grants & Contracts	DoD	2013-2020HHS	2007-2020NSF	2006-2020USAID	2013-2016DHS	2016-2019DoC	2006-2010USDA	2007-2009DoI	2004-2014(5) Google funded Daszak researchPeter Daszak, whose letter caused Big Tech to censor lab leak theory, received Google funding 22, 2021Virus expert Peter Daszak, whose letter caused Big Tech to censor lab leak theory, received Google fundingDaszak has been removed from the UN commission.By Dan FriethPosted 8:05 pmGoogle funded research conducted by Peter Daszak, a controversial British scientist credited for the online silencing of the theory that COVID-19 virus leaked from a lab. Google claims the research it funded was not related to COVID-19.It was a letter organized by Daszak that was used by Facebook as the basis of its censorship of the lab hypothesis.As revealed by The National Pulse, Google’s charity arm,, funded several scientific studies co-authored by Daszak between 2010 and 2018."These are ludicrous and baseless conspiracy theories," Google said in a statement Tuesday. "The one-off philanthropic grants referenced are years old and had nothing to do with COVID.""We have engaged precisely zero times with this organization on any work related to COVID or the Wuhan lab," the tech giant is credited as a financial backer for several studies co-authored by Daszak, including a 2010 study on bat flaviviruses, a 2014 study on henipavirus spillover, a 2015 study on herpes and, a 2018 study investigating the "perceptions associated with transmission of pathogens with pandemic potential in highly exposed human populations at the animal-human interface."Daszak has been facing intense scrutiny after it emerged that his charity, EcoHealth Alliance, which had also been receiving funding from the Pentagon, previously worked with the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the lab accused of being the source of the pandemic, meaning Daszak was too close to the situation to be used as an authority by which to censor.The scientist also spearheaded efforts to silence the lab leak theory. He helped author and signed a paper published in the prestigious scientific journal The Lancet that denounced the lab leak theory.Daszak was this week removed from the UN commission investigating the origins of the pandemic after it emerged that he spearheaded the efforts to silence the lab leak theory.The scientist’s departure from the UN-backed Lancet commission was silently announced on its website. The commission added a single statement under his photo stating "recused from Commission work on the origins of the pandemic."It failed to state he secretly helped denounce the lab theory or his close ties to the lab where the virus most likely leaked from, the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV).The 55-year-old Ukraine-born scientist helped author a letter signed by 28 experts, including him, that denounced the lab leak theory. The letter, published in the prestigious scientific journal The Lancet, called the lab leak theory unscientific and a conspiracy theory.The letter stated: "We stand together to strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin."Conspiracy theories do nothing but create fear, rumors, and prejudice that jeopardize our global collaboration in the fight against this virus."Earlier this month, GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham called the Lancet letter a disgrace."The scientists are tied to this lab," Graham said."They were covering their a**. They put out a letter, not based on science, but a political document trying to destroy people suggesting that it came out of a lab."Why does this matter? If Trump was right about the lab leak it would change the image the public had of Trump regarding the coronavirus."More importantly, if it came out of the lab in China, he was right, it was the China virus, and the 2020 election would have been about who could hold China accountable, Trump or Biden."In January, Daszak and several other scientists travelled to Wuhan to investigate the source of the virus on behalf of the WHO. The scientists concluded that animals were the "most likely" source of the virus, and dismissed the lab leak theory as "extremely unlikely."However, it later emerged that the scientists were only given three hours in the WIV, and were not given access to the documents they needed for an effective investigation.(6) Athlete develops severe heart complications following second dose of Pfizer vaccine Athlete Who Recovered From COVID Facing ‘Very Different Future’ After Second Dose of Pfizer Vaccine Triggers MyocarditisIn an interview with The Defender, Marie Follmer said no one warned her that her 19-year-old son — a healthy, elite athlete who had recovered from COVID — shouldn’t get the Pfizer vaccine because it would put him at greater risk of developing myocarditis.By Megan RedshawGreyson Follmer, an Ohio State University (OSU) student, was an elite athlete and member of the university’s chapter of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).But, according to his mother, the 19-year-old from Ohio is looking at a very different future now, after he developed severe heart complications following his second dose of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine.In an exclusive interview with The Defender, Marie Follmer said nobody warned her about the potential for increased risks of COVID vaccine-related adverse events for people like her son, who already had COVID and had acquired natural immunity.Greyson has played sports since he was 4 years old. He was an athlete who played in the state soccer championship in high school and then went on to OSU and started college during the COVID pandemic. He also joined ROTC his freshman year and was very active — running several miles every day with heavy packs on his back.Greyson was perfectly healthy and had no underlying conditions except for asthma — which didn’t affect his athletic abilities — and food allergies.Like most students early on in the year, Greyson and his friends got COVID. Though most had no symptoms, Greyson experienced mild flu symptoms — though they were nothing like his post-vaccine symptoms, Follmer explained.The university required students who had COVID to quarantine. It also required them to get a heart MRI before they could return to school. Follmer thought that was strange, but she made sure her son got one.When the cardiac MRI came back it showed Greyson’s heart was enlarged with slight inflammation. The cardiologist thought it could be related to being an elite athlete, and signed a release for Greyson to return to school."He wasn’t 100%, but he was recovering. He was able to go skiing, return to ROTC and went on spring break," Follmer said.Follmer and her husband got vaccinated first with Moderna. When a friend of Follmer secured appointments for the kids to be vaccinated, she drove to OSU, picked up Greyson and told him he was going to get vaccinated.Greyson received his first dose of Pfizer on April 16, and a second dose on May 7. After the first dose Greyson experienced minor symptoms, but his mother didn’t connect them to the COVID vaccine.It was after his second dose that things really changed, Follmer said. Greyson experienced significant symptoms shortly after his second dose. Three times he was taken to Nationwide Children’s Emergency Hospital."My son feels like he’s having a heart attack 24/7," Follmer said. "He now has high blood pressure, severe chest pains, back pain, elevated kidney levels, hypothyroidism, inflamed lymph nodes in different areas of his body, and he can’t work or exercise."Follmer said Greyson feels like he’s dying and has to sleep all the time. He likely won’t be able to go back to ROTC and doesn’t know if he will be able to return to school in August. Greyson experienced broken feet from soccer and said nothing compares to the chest pain he feels now."A perfectly healthy kid has gone downhill," his mom said. [...](7) FDA adds Heart Inflammation Warning to mRNA Vaccine Fact Sheet Inflammation Warning to Be Added to mRNA Vaccine Fact Sheet: FDAAuthorities say no change in vaccine policy but risks should be disclosedBY MEILING LEE June 23, 2021 Updated: June 23, 2021The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Wednesday that it will add a warning of heart inflammation to the fact sheet for the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines that are given to patients prior to vaccination.At a meeting of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), Dr. Doran Fink, deputy director of the FDA’s vaccines division told the committee that the FDA will "move rapidly to update the fact sheets" to ensure transparency surrounding identified risks, no matter how rare."We do agree that, based on the available data, a warning statement in the fact sheets for both healthcare providers and vaccine recipients and caregivers would be warranted in this situation," Fink said.Fink added that the warning statements "would likely include information stating that these events have occurred in some vaccine recipients, particularly following dose two of mRNA vaccines, that the onset of symptoms typically have been several days to a week following vaccination." Symptoms include chest pain and shortness of breath.ACIP met to discuss the latest data on myocarditis and pericarditis incidents following mRNA vaccination in adolescents and younger adults under 29, particularly after a second dose. The majority of inflammation cases have also been reported in male patients.Read MoreCDC Finds More Cases of Heart Inflammation Than Expected in Vaccinated Young MalesA member of the panel who gave a presentation at the meeting suggested that there was a "likely association of myocarditis with mRNA vaccination in adolescents and young adults."Dr. Mathew Oster, a pediatric cardiologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, also told the panel, "It does appear that the mRNA vaccines may be a trigger for myocarditis."Dr. Tom Shimabukuro, a CDC official, to the agency’s vaccine advisory committee said that case rates logged in the reporting system are higher than expected in young males.Pfizer and Moderna have not returned requests for comment from The Epoch Times.Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle, while pericarditis is inflammation of the sac-like tissue surrounding the heart. Inflammation can also occur due to infection with the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus that causes the disease COVID-19. So far, no one has died from inflammation following vaccination although many have been hospitalized.However, the higher-than-expected reports of heart inflammation in adolescents and young adults following the second dose of the mRNA vaccine prompted the CDC to further investigate the issue.As of June 11, more than 1,200 cases of post-vaccine myocarditis or pericarditis were reported to federal health authorities among more than 300 million mRNA vaccine doses administered.Most of the cases were reported after individuals got the Pfizer-BioNTech shot. Some have been reported by patients receiving the Moderna vaccine. Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine is authorized for children as young as 12, while Moderna’s is for adults 18 and older.Despite the "likely association" of heart inflammation and mRNA vaccines, the vaccine advisory committee says that the risk of myocarditis or pericarditis in adolescents and younger adults following inoculation with an mRNA vaccine did not outweigh the vaccine’s benefits.The panel said the current vaccine policy would not change but risks of heart inflammation should be disclosed to patients. [...](8) Robert Malone, inventor of mRNA vaccine tachnology, warns of dangers of mRNA Interviewed About Injection DangersAnalysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact CheckedJune 21, 2021STORY AT-A-GLANCEDr. Robert Malone invented the mRNA and DNA vaccine core platform technology. He has grave concerns about the lack of transparency of side effects, censoring of discussion and the lack of informed consent that these bringFree SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is biologically active — contrary to initial assumptions — and causes severe problems. It is responsible for the most severe effects seen in COVID-19, such as bleeding disorders, blood clots throughout the body and heart problems. These are the same problems we now see in a staggering number of people who have received the COVID-19 "vaccine"The spike protein also has reproductive toxicity, and Pfizer’s biodistribution data show it accumulates in women’s ovaries. Data suggests the miscarriage rate among women who get the COVID "vaccine" within the first 20 weeks of pregnancy is 82%Israeli data show boys and men between the ages of 16 and 24 who have been vaccinated have 25 times the rate of myocarditis (heart inflammation) than normalThe COVID-19 injections have emergency use authorization only, which can only be granted if there are no safe and effective remedies available. Such remedies do exist, but have been actively censored and suppressedIn the video above, DarkHorse podcast host Bret Weinstein, Ph.D., an evolutionary biologist, interviews Dr. Robert Malone, the inventor of the mRNA and DNA vaccine core platform technology,1 and Steve Kirsch, an entrepreneur who has been researching adverse reactions to COVID-19 gene therapies. [...]