Published on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 by Independent Science News: Peter Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance Has Hidden Almost $40 Million In Pentagon Funding And Militarized Pandemic Science was written by Sam Husseini, Independent Journalist.
Synopsis: Independent Science News today publishes journalist Sam Husseini’s investigation into the finances of the EcoHealth Alliance. The New York based EcoHealth Alliance is a US non-profit with multiple crucial roles in the current pandemic. First, when the SARS-CoV-2 virus first emerged in Wuhan, the EcoHealth Alliance was financing the Wuhan Institute of Virology to collect and study novel bat coronaviruses. Second, its President, Peter Daszak, has been the media’s primary expert chosen to explain the origins of the pandemic. And third, of the two major international committees now tasked with investigating the origins of the virus (the WHO committee and the EAT Lancet committee), Daszak is a member of the first and the head of the second. In none of Peter Daszak’s media appearances, nor during discussions of EcoHealth Alliance’s role before or during the pandemic, has it been revealed that almost $40 million, representing one third of EcoHealth Alliance’s total budget, is derived from the US Department of Defense. This revelation, plus evidence of other close military ties, adds a significant new dimension to analyses of the EcoHealth Alliance, the underlying purpose of its activities, and, potentially, the origins of the pandemic itself.