Fauci, the White House chief medical adviser and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, finally admitted on May 25 that he donated more than $600,000 to the Wuhan Institute of Virus Research in China through the nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance, which Republicans suspect was used for virus The Republicans suspect the money was used for virus modification. The Washington Post obtained Fauci’s email records, which show that Peter Daszak, president of the EcoHealth Alliance, thanked Fauci for refuting the theory of a lab leak in an April 18, 2020, email to Fauci.
It is worth noting that Daszak is also a key member of the WHO expert panel on epidemic traceability, and he still insists that the laboratory leak theory is a conspiracy theory, but the British newspaper The Sunday Times recently kicked out his relationship with the Wuhan Virus Institute, and his credibility has been tested by the outside world. The Washington Post, according to the U.S. newspaper “The Washington Post,” said that he “does not believe” that the virus originated in nature.
The Washington Post obtained Fauci’s emails from March to April 2020 under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, in which Daszak thanked Fauci for “publicly coming forward to state that scientific evidence supports the natural origin of COVID-19 as a spillover from bats to humans rather than a laboratory release from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. “
He went on to say, “In my opinion, your comments are courageous and from a voice you can trust and will help dispel the myths surrounding the origin of the virus. Once this pandemic is over, I look forward to thanking you in person and letting you know how important your comments are to all of us.”
Fauci replied, “Thank you very much for the kind reminder.”
Republicans have accused Fauci of long-standing support for the Ecological Health Alliance’s “gain-of-function” research on bat coronavirus in China. Although Fauci has tried to distance himself from the coalition and Daszak’s research, the titles used in the emails between the two men that have come to light indicate a close relationship. More importantly, the content of the emails reveals that they began trying to cover up the truth in the early days of the Vulgaris outbreak.
Conservative media outlet RedState analyzed that Fauci and Daszak were exchanging emails about the origin of the virus just months after the initial outbreak, suggesting a lack of serious and credible investigation into the possibility of a lab leak. Meanwhile, Chinese researchers, who took 14 years to determine the origin of the 2003 SARS virus, were able to make the same determination about the Wulong virus in a matter of weeks, and later the WHO (in which Daszak was the lead participant) made the same determination in a matter of weeks.
What makes this email so troubling, RedState notes, is that Daszak was one of the lead investigators for the WHO investigation into the origins of the VLP outbreak and, indisputably, he also funded the Wuhan Virus Institute’s “functional augmentation” study of the coronavirus. Daszak’s influence in the tracing of the virus was even more evident throughout the investigation, even spreading misinformation to deflect potential liability from the EcoHealth Alliance in relation to the laboratory release theory.