This DEFUSE Grant Proposal is the Scariest Document I Have Ever Read
Yesterday, an explosive set of leaked documents on the origin of SARS-CoV-2 virus got released by DRASTIC. People following the topic are describining them as “worse than the Chernobyl in the biology field”. In my opinion, this release changed the entire understanding of the origin of the pandemic and exposed a group of people as extremely wicked, shockingly evil and vile (sorry to borrow the movie name). Let me explain why.
We will first briefly review what we know so far to place these documents in context.
In January 2020, the world came to know about a virus spreading from China. Chinese authorities blamed the bats sold at a wet market in Wuhan as the source. Some people found it odd that despite having 4,000 or more wet markets around the country, the one closest to the largest virus research lab in China (Wuhan Institute of Virology or WIV) carried bats with this deadly virus.
On Feb 3,2020, a Nature paper published by WIV researchers released the sequence of the virus to the world. Curious things started to happen around that time. On Jan 31, 2020 (10:32 PM on a Friday evening), Kristian Andersen, a virologist from Scrippsm sent an email to Dr. Fauci with copy to “Sir” Jeremy Farrar. The email explained that the virus had some engineered features, and wrote - “Eddie, Bob, Mike and myself all find the genome inconsistent with expectations from evolutionary theory”. You can check the full email here.
An emergency meeting was arranged between these virologists and top health officials from US, UK and Europe. The details of this meeting are all hidden in the FOIA requests, but one week later, the same virologists, who were convinced about engineered features, submitted a paper saying the virus had to be of natural origin. No new information came out within that week to change their mind from their previous conclusion.
In early March, another commentary published by Lancet called anyone not accepting the natural origin theory as a “conspiracy theorist”. This commentary was organized by Peter Daszak and signed by 27 virologists, who were all later found to be linked to the Wuhan Institute of Virology. They did not declare this conflict in the letter.
For over one year, social media companies blocked all discussions about the origin of the virus based on those two documents. Also, Chinese researchers, likely based on orders from their govenment, deleted raw data files submitted to NCBI SRA, which could challenge the “wet market” story. We covered one such discovery by virologist Jesse Bloom here.
Let us now talk about the likely engineered feature. It is a short insertion of four amino acids (PRRA) in the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2, and is not seen in any related SARS-like coronavirus. The insertion is at the right place to help human furin protein to cleave and activate the spike protein, and is therefore called the “furin cleavage site”. Not only none of the viruses from bat related to SARS-CoV-2 has that insertion, but also the insertion uses some of the rarest codons (CGG) in the SARS-CoV-2 genome. These observations strongly suggest that the virus is engineered (and you saw virologist Andersen, Bob, Mike, Eddy all agree in their private email) although there is a small chance that miracle happened in nature.
Now let us discuss the new documents. They were grants submitted to DoD in 2018 by Peter Daszak with WIV fully on board.
Proposed to add furin cleavage site
The most explosive part of the proposal is on page 35, where they wrote -
We will analyze all SARSr-CoV S gene sequences for appropriately proteolytic cleavage sites in S2 and for the presence of potential furin cleavage sites. SARSr-CoV S with mismatches in proteolytic cleavage sites can be activated by exogenous trypsin or cathepsin L. Where clear mismatches occur, we will introduce appropriate human-specific cleavahe sites and evaluate growth potential in Vero cells and HAE cultures. In SARS-CoV we will ablate several of these sites based on pseudotyped particle studies and evaluate the impact of select SARSr-CoV S changes on virus replication and pathogenesis.
Does that leave any doubt about what Daszak and WIV were up to?
They Were developing a vaccine
The core of the proposal was geared towards developing vaccines for SARS-like illnesses. UK Telegraph reported based on the leaked grant application -
Wuhan scientists planned to release “skin-penetrating nanoparticles containing novel chimeric spike proteins” of coronaviruses into cave bats in Yunnan, China - 18 months before the pandemic.
“They also planned to create chimeric viruses, genetically enhanced to infect humans more easily and requested $14million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to fund the work.”
So, a botched vaccine-research effort created a worldwide pandemic from which big pharma is now minting billions of dollars by selling vaccines. I also read the claim that SARS-CoV-2 was intentionally spread in Wuhan at the military games as a demonstration of the wonder vaccine from China. DailyMail reports -
Chinese whistleblower claims first COVID outbreak was INTENTIONAL and happened in October 2019 at Military World Games in Wuhan - two months before China notified the world about virus
Mr Jingsheng claimed it was no coincidence some of the 9,000 international athletes who gathered for the event reportedly became sick with a mystery illness.
Interestingly, Sirotkin father and son team came to the same conclusion based on their analysis.
Why is this document being released now?
Given that this document is part of a grant application, many virologists are likely aware of it. The grant itself has a large number of subcontractors, and then many reviewers, grant panel members and government officials were likely aware of it. Therere is only explanation for this document being hidden and “natural origin” fiction being actively peddled for over one year. The virologists, as a group, saw the release of information related to this document as a threat to their livelihood, and they decided to hide the most relevant information related to the pandemic. I think this group including those involved in hiding this information should be severly punished.
On the virus from Laos
Yesterday, we mentioned about a newly discovered virus from Laos that was the closest to SARS-CoV-2. Interestingly, Daszak’s organization collected viruses from Laos and likely had this one in their database. TheSeeker268 reports -
EcoHealth Y1 progress report: “We collected 1555 anal swab samples, 1357 fecal samples, 461 blood samples, 469 serum samples and 24 tissue samples from> 14 bat genera in 5 provinces and in Laos.”
Mr. Daszak, why are you hiding those 180 SARS-like viruses?
Are Eco Health Alliance and Wuhan Institute of Virology hiding a set of SARS like viruses? TheSeeker268 pointed out that the grant refers to a database of over 180 SARS-like viruses Daszak’s team claimed to have collected from China. Their sequences are not publicly released.
Money quote #3 & #4: >180 unique SARSr-CoVs
It defies any logic that Daszak still hasn’t shared them with the scientific community. This does a lot more than raise questions about Daszak’s integrity.
In fact, WIV deleted the public-facing interface to its viral database in Sept 2019. That was three months before any information about this new pandemic came out of China. Many people find that odd given that the entire excuse for sequencing these viruses was to help during the next pandemic.
Scariest Part - Nipah virus
The grant document shows complete lack of concern about biosafety among Daszak and his team. You can see right in the first page that they considered the people worried about gain of function as fools. To go around the ban, they came up with quasi-legal arguments on why SARS-like viruses were different from SARS virus, and therefore their research was harmless. When you combine that with the fact that they were monkeying around with Nipah virus as well (75% mortality rate), that should give chills. Check comments by Rossana Segreto on this issue.
I already commented about Nipah virus and how frightening are the experiments currently carried on. Creating for examples new strains which escape human antibodies
If these people continue business as usual, the nightmare scenario foreseen by Chargaff as a result of genetic engineering may not be far away.