Atlantic: These new DARPA documents call into question the credibility of Peter Daszak

A few days ago I wrote about the documents leaked to DRASTIC, the online coronavirus sleuths, which involve proposed coronavirus research in 2018. A group of researchers led by Peter Daszak of the EcoHealthAlliance submitted an application for DARPA funding, the goal of which was to identify dangerous coronaviruses in bats and then attempt to inoculate wild bats against some of those viruses. It was called Project DEFUSE and ultimately DARPA refused to fund it saying it was too dangerous and too close to gain-of-function research.But the argument made by DRASTIC in their review of the grant application is that, even if DARPA didn’t fund the project it gives us some insight into the kind of research the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) was …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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